How to Root Nexus 6P on Android 6.0.1 Factory Image and install Twrp Recovery

To your Nexus 6P it will be nice to run the latest Android 6.0.1 Factory Images MMB29Q February Security Patches Download the Security Patches

We will use TWRP recovery as our custom recovery and SuperSU for the rooting. . Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

WarningThis 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 6P on Android 6.0.1 Factory Images MMB29Q Security Patches:

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 6P.

Step 3 – Download Fastboot from the following links depending on your OS and extract it in the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory. Create the 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 6P on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Step 5 – Connect and mount your Nexus 6P USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 6 – Now copy/paste the BETA-SuperSU-v2.66-20160103015024.zip 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 – twrp-2.8.7.0 Recovery For Nexus 6Pand save it to your android-sdk-windowsplatform-toolsdirectory on your computer.

Step 9 – Now go into Fastboot/BootloaderMode on Nexus 6P. 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 command and press Enter.

fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.7.0-angler.img

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

Step 13 – In Recovery Mode, 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 BETA-SuperSU-v2.66 20160103015024.zip 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 6P is 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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