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How to Root Nexus 6P on Android N NPD90G Developer Preview 5 Factory Image

Users running Android N NPD90G Developer Preview 5 on their Huawei Nexus 6P can follow this guide to root their smartphones. Once you update your phone to the latest Developer Preview, your previous root status would be wiped hence leading you to root once again. Fortunately, we have a detailed how-to given below on rooting your Nexus 6P on Android N NPD90G build. The new update brings in some last minute changes and bug fixes which are crucial for the system. As for the rooting process goes, we will make use of SuperSU v2.71 from Chainfire and the latest TWRP custom recovery. You can easily root Nexus 6P on Android N NPD90G Developer Preview 5 using the tutorial below. Please note, that you need to have an unlocked bootloader first, which we think you should already have it unlocked if you installed this image manually. Don’t worry, we have everything covered in the detailed steps below – even a tutorial on how to install ClockworkMod 6 Recovery. Why should you root? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device.

As you read further, we will guide you how to backup your important data, some other important tips and then tell you how to root Android N NPD90G on Nexus 6P with complete steps and how to flash ClockworkMod recovery on your phone. We will use TWRP recovery as our custom recovery and SuperSU as our rooting package. For more details, continue reading. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

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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 6P Android N NPD90G Details:

Android N Developer Preview 5 is now available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 phones. These are the major changes in final release of Android N, as per Google:

As we put the finishing touches on the next release of Android, which will begin to roll out to consumers later this summer, we’re releasing the 4th Developer Preview of Android N, including the Android N final SDK. And thanks to your continued feedback over the last three releases, all of the APIs are now final as well.

Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:

The method to root Nexus 6P Android N has been explained with instructions on the next page. In case you have problems connecting your phone with the computer, make sure USB drivers are properly installed and read the tips below.

Huawei Nexus 6P USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Huawei Nexus 6P properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Huawei Nexus 6P 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:

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

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and Developer Preview 5.

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 phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone 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 phone 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 the next page and root Android N NPD90G on Nexus 6P + install ClokworkMod recovery with the given step-by-step tutorial.

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4 Comments

  • This seems like a great guide, my only trouble is flashing TWRP. It seems like it flashes correctly and i reboot recovery, but it just hangs at the TWRP splash screen. Any ideas?

  • I was running into the same issue where TWRP would just hang on the logo screen. I had luck using the ‘Nexus Root Toolkit’ and performing the following;

    Clean wipe first (Flash Stock + Unroot), when you choose to flash stock select the option “No force encrypt boot.img”. Then use the ‘Root’ option with flash custom recovery (TWRP) option enabled. As always make sure USB debugging is on and bootloader is unlocked in dev settings.

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