How to Root Nexus 6 running on Android M Developer Preview

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Google Nexus 6 is one of the best devices, running on Android OS. Of course, Nexus devices are effective in keeping up the pureness of Android. The latest from the Nexus series, the Motorola Nexus 6, just got updated to Android Marshmallow developer preview. Of course, all the nexus devices get updated first, cause they're the Google Phones.

So, now, if you're thinking to root the Google Nexus 6 running on Android M Developer Preview! Yeah, that's what I'm gonna tell you.

How to Root Nexus 6 on Android Marshmallow (M) Developer Preview

  • Download Android SDK from Android Developers webpage (now, this is gonna take a while depending on your internet speed)
  • Download Fastboot for Windows from here.
  • Download Despair Kernel from here and SuperSU from here.
  • Enable USB debugging on your Nexus 6 (Shamu) (You'll get it in the Developer options in the settings).
  • Copy both the files downloaded in the step 3 to the phone.
  • Power off your phone.
  • Download TWRP for the Nexus 6 from here.
  • Boot your Nexus 6 into bootloader mode (Please Google that up, if you don't know how to get into the bootloader). Or would you remember it, if I called it fastboot mode?
  • Go to platform tools, in the Android SDK folder, right click anywhere inside the folder holding the shift button and select "open command prompt window here".
  • Connect your device to your PC.
  • Type in the command "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"(you'll have to rename the TWRP recovery file to "recovery" online without altering its extensions.
  • Now, you've successfully flash a custom recovery on your Nexus 6.
  • So, navigate to recovery from the fastboot menu on the Nexus 6.
  • Select "install" from the TWRP screen, and navigate to the Despair kernel zip file placed and swipe to flash.
  • Do the same with the SuperSU file and destroy (tap) the reboot button.
  • Ta-da! Now, show me your moves, cause you've successfully rooted your Motorola Nexus 6 running on Android M Developer preview!

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