In rooting the Nexus 6P, usually, you would need to do OEM unlocking aka bootloader unlock. But if you do not want to mess up your device, and go through some technical steps, check out this very simple tutorial on how this Nexus 6P root works.
You do not need an unlocked bootloader to proceed. But before starting, there are things for you to know.
- Full charge your battery as much as possible. Sudden stoppage of the process is not just a simple shutdown that you can not mind. It can corrupt your system and brick it.
- Back up everything in your device. Just in case there is an unfortunate thing that happens (which most unlikely will not), you still have important data.
Get Google USB drivers windows zip fileand install it to your PC. This is for you to be able to connect properly and do the work.
Enable USB Debugging feature through Settings, then navigate to About Phone, and keep on tapping the Build Number until you are notified for being a developer. Proceed to Settings and appearing now is the ‘Developer Options’. Go inside that and below is the debugging option. Select that, check box and you should be recognized once plugged in.
Download KingRoot on your browser. Install it, then run.
Connect to PC. You will see the program detecting your device.
Once detected, ROOT button will appear. Press that if you are ready.
Wait for the process until it is over. You should then see the program indicating that you have succeded.
There you have it! You just successfully rooted Nexus 6P without having to do unlocking of bootloader. Now, enjoy and know more reasons to why root Nexus 6P is a hype.
To root without PC, check this ‘How to Root Almost any device in 2016 with KingRoot (one click, no PC!)’ by KingRoot video out.