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Root Nexus 9 on Android 6.0.1 MMB29S Marshmallow Official Factory Image

If you are running the latest Android 6.0.1 MMB29S Marshmallow firmware on your HTC Nexus 9 then you can use this guide to gain root. The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow build contains new and critical security patches as well as bug fixes. Nothing too noticeable for the end user but critical in running the device at it’s optimum. The following guide will show you how to gain root on the Nexus 9 through SuperSU 2.66. The procedure is the same for anyone coming from a rooted device or from a non-rooted one. Just make sure you are running the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your Nexus 9, if you haven’t then do read: Update Nexus 9 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. In order to gain root we will use our trusty SuperSU package which was recently updated to v2.60 to support Marshmallow. Why would you think about rooting? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. We will be using a beta release of SuperSU for rooting this tablet. You can now root Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus 9 using the tutorial below.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through all the steps of how to root Nexus 9 on Android 6.0.1 MMB29S Marshmallow software update with backup tips and other important points given below that you should keep in mind. Read our list of the essential root apps available! Again, be aware that this guide will not show you how you can install a custom recovery. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root Nexus 9 Android 6.0.1 MMB29S Details:

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 devices. These are the major changes in final release of Android 6.0.1, as per Google:

The latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MMB29P does not bring any new features or bug fixes or anything in particular, except the January 2016 security patch. The same patch should be available for AOSP as well – so CM13 and other custom ROMs should be updated as well. Not just Marshmallow, Google also continues to update Lollipop builds for their other Nexus family of devices.

In case you want to update Nexus 9 to Android 6.0.1 MMB29S Marshmallow using the official OTA software update or with the official factory image, read the following tutorials:

Also, you might be interested in the following posts:

HTC Nexus 9 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 6.0.1 USB drivers for Samsung Nexus 9 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Nexus 9 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Marshmallow.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now go to next page and root Nexus 9 on Android 6.0.1 MMB29S software version.

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Taimur Akmal

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