Rooting the Nexus 6P has lots of benefits. Now that it is running 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which usually comes with “sugote’’ that are actually unneeded things, you can definitely remove those. You can do customization of your choice, anywhere, in any feature of your device. There are actually more reasons why Nexus 6P root should be done.
Know how this Nexus 6P works by following the steps below. But, there are some few things that you should keep in mind before you do this.
- This is for Google Nexus 6P units running Android Marshmallow 6.0.1.
- 2. Recharge your battery up to at least 80%. You do not want to break operation while you are doing stuff, which could brick your device.
- Back up all of your device data.
- You should have unlocked your bootloader already. Follow this guide if not.
Install the latest Google USB drivers windows zip file. This is for your device to be able to connect without any problem.
Enable USB Debugging. To achieve that, navigate to Settings, next, scroll down to About Phone. Then go to Build Number below and tap until you are notified that you are already a developer. Go back to Settings and Developer Options should be available. Open that and check USB Debugging.
Connect to PC.
Put the latest version of SuperSU in your Google Nexus 6P’s internal storage.
Download the latest Minimal ADB and Fastboot, instead of the whole Android SDK package. Then, install it. This is for flashing the custom recovery later.
Get the latest TWRP for Huawei Nexus 6P. This is a custom recovery that will be used to install the root app. Then, go to Minimal ADB and Fastboot installation directory folder and paste the TWRP .img file inside.
Still inside the directory, open a command prompt by pressing down Shift while clicking right mouse button. An additional option will appear that will let you choose to open a command.
To check if ADB is able to recognize your device, enter:
It should be recognized now.
Then, type in
adb reboot bootloader
This is to redirect you to bootloader mode.
Now, to check if device is still recognized even if
turned off, enter:
To install TWRP, you need to flash it. So type in the command and enter:
fastboot flash recovery (drag the TWRP .img file in the command window)
fastboot reboot recovery
You are now booted up in TWRP mode. Install the SuperSU.zip you got in Step 3 by selecting Install feature of the custom recovery mode. Then, browse for the .zip file you pasted in your internal storage. Swipe as the instructions says to continue and confirm.
Go back to menu, and select reboot.
Good job! You now have a rooted Google Nexus 6P.
Watch this video for actual procedure.