•This root method is only for Android 6.0.1 (MMB29K) installed on Nexus 6
and I am not sure if it will work on the other variants of the Nexus 6
on other carriers.
•Your Nexus 6 bootloader should be unlocked.
•Nexus 6 should be on Android 6.0.1 MMB29K software version.
•Make a Nandroid backup of your previous phone set up before proceeding – for just in case anything goes wrong.
•You will need a custom kernel (i.e. Despair Kernel) for this root method to work.
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 6 on Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29K 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 6.
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.
Step 4 – Download SuperSU v2.52 for Nexus 6 on your PC, if you haven’t already.
Step 5 – Connect and mount your Nexus 6 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 6 – Now copy/paste the SuperSU-v2.60 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 22.214.171.124 (orClockworkMod) and save it to your android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory on your computer.
NOTE: You can use any of the two custom recoveries – CWM or TWRP. If one
fails to work, try installing the other one and use that.
Step 9 – Now go into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Nexus 6. 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
openCommand Prompt (Shift + Right-click > OpenCommand Prompt).
Step 11 – Type in the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-126.96.36.199-shamu.img
Step 12 – Once completed, choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.
Step 13 – In TWRP 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
toSuperSU-v2.60-20151205163135.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 6 is now rooted on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
firmware on your phone! Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to
To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker .