The Android 6.0 is the most recent version of Android that was released in October last year, so it took more than half a year for Verizon Wireless to release this 2015 Samsung flagship smartphone. It is common when we have to wait for a long time to be able to get the latest version of the Android OS, as the procedure for releasing software updates have to deal with several processes such as an agreement between the carrier and the manufacturer to release the update, followed by carrier testing and certification process. In the US, until now, only Sprint and Verizon variants of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge that has been received official Marshmallow update.
Typically, the both variants will get updated at the same time and it’s, the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V) receiving software version G920VVRU4CPC2, while the Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V) getting G925VVRU4CPC2 version. Although both devices are different, however, both have Similar software, you can observe from the software version.
Regarding root on the Verizon Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, we might be a little disappointed because until now there’s no way to root this software version. This is not surprising, because this phone has shipped with locked bootloader, it’s quite difficult for a developer to gain superuser privileges with this condition. When it’s upgraded to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in August last year, no one has managed to obtain it, although this OS has been released more than seven months ago.
Actually, both devices have managed to get root access while it’s still running the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Realizing this, Verizon Wireless along with Samsung quickly release an update to close the vulnerabilities, so that the previous method can’t be employed again, until now. We have better possibilities to achieve superuser access when we are still running Android 5.1.1, but when we had been updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, then we need to unlock the bootloader first in order to obtain root.
All we can do right now is wait and see, maybe someday a dev can port a method (Tethered Root) that was found for the AT&T Galaxy S6 to be working on our device. This device has similarities with the AT&T variants, both sold with locked bootloader.