How to Root Nexus 5X on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Install twrp Recovery

How to Root Nexus 5X on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Install twrp Recovery
How to Root Nexus 5X on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Install twrp Recovery

As we all know Nexus 5X is running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow all thank to those in charge you must be on Android 6.0 to be able to use this method to root your device
We will use TWRP recovery as our custom recovery and SuperSU as our rooting package. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

This site or the developers are not responsible,  if you damage or brick your device. Do it on your own risk and follow the instruction properly.

How to Root Nexus 5X on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29Q Factory Image:

Step 1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also, set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK.

Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging mode in your Nexus 5X.

Step 3 – Download Fastboot from the following links depending on your OS and extract it in android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory. Create directory if not already there.

Windows: Download here.
Mac: Download here.
Linux: Download here.

NOTE: Skip Steps 1, 2, 3 if you already have them.

Step 4 – Download SuperSU v2.66 for Nexus 5X on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Step 5 – Connect and mount your Nexus 5X USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 6 – Now copy/paste the file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card / internal storage root (not in any folder).

Step 7 – Then turn OFF your phone.

Step 8 – Download Twrp- recovery for Nexus 5X and save it to your android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory on your computer.

Step 9 – Now go into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Nexus 5X. How? Press Volume Down + Power keys for a few seconds till you see some text on the screen. This is Bootloader Mode.

Step 10 – Navigate to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).

Step 11 – Type in the following commandand press Enter.

fastboot flash recovery twrp-

Step 12 – Once completed, choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.

Step 13 – In Clockwork Mode recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

Step 14 – Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 15 – Now using your volume keys, navigate to and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 16 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu.

The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your Nexus 5X has now rooted on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware on your phone! Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.


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