Saturday, December 26, 2015

How To Root Nexus 6 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow


Welcome to the Nexus 6 All-In-One Guide. If you are a new user that is looking for the opportunity to take advantage of your device and do it right the first time, this guide is here to point the way. This thread exists to keep all the necessary methods and material in one common place just for you. As always: Do your homework first. If followed correctly, this guide can be a useful tool. These steps are listed in the order in which they should be completed. The intent is to seamlessly unlock, root, backup and/or flash, leaving as little room for error as possible. This process will erase and/or reset everything on your device. All steps are assuming you have backed up your contacts, texts, pictures, videos, etc. I do not take credit for any of this material or information
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Root Nexus  6 on Android 6.0 marshmallow

Prerequisites to root Nexus 6 on Android 6.0 MRA58K Marshmallow: 

  • Create a backup of all important data on your Nexus 6 device.
  • Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 6 in your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • If you are going to root, make sure to have a custom recovery tool like CWM, or TWRP (download link).
  • Your device needs to be on MRA58K Marshmallow before you follow this guide to root it.
  • Ensure that your Nexus 6 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to root Nexus 6 on Android 6 MRA58K Marshmallow:

We have already shared with you the steps to update Nexus 6 to Android 6.0 MRA58K Marshmallow. Once updated, you can now proceed to root Nexus 6 on Android 6 MRA58K Marshmallow.
Required files: download Android SDK and install it. Set it up with platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. Download Despair Kernel and SuperSU v2.49 (BETA-SuperSU-v2.49.zip) for Nexus 6 on your PC. Download TWRP 2.8.5.0 or CWM and save it to the android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your computer.
Finally, download Fastboot from the following links, depending on your OS:
Step 1: Extract the downloaded Fastboot file in android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your PC. Create directory if not already there.
Step 2: Connect your Nexus 6 to your computer via USB.
Step 3: Copy and paste Despair.R20.6.Shamu.zip and BETA-SuperSU-v2.49.zip files to your ‘s SD card root folder.
Step 4: Turn your Nexus 6 off.
Step 5: Enter the Bootloader mode: turn your Nexus 6 on while pressing and holding Volume Down Power keys.
Step 6: Go to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt) and type the following command:
  • fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.8.5.0-shamu.img – press Enter.
Step 7: Once done, enter recovery mode by choosing Recovery from the Fastboot menu.
Step 8: In the recovery mode (CWM or TWRP), scroll to flash zip from SD card choose zip from sdcard.
Step 9: Using the volume keys, locate the Despair.R20.6.Shamu.zip and select it. Confirm the installation process.
Step 10: Once done, repeat the steps 8 and 9 for BETA-SuperSU-v2.49.zip file as well.
Step 11: After installation is completed, go to +++++Go Back and reboot your Nexus 6. First boot may take a few minutes so please be patient.
Ta da! Your Nexus 6 is now rooted on Android 6 MRA58K Marshmallow. Don’t forget to let us know about your experience with the new operating system