Another month means another security maintenance update from Google, and yes you can now root the new Android 6.0.1 MTC20F Marshmallow update running on Nexus 6P. August 1st 2016 update is out for the Nexus lineup and once you install it on your own Nexus 6P, you will note that your root status will be gone. This is why you need to run through the process once again. Gladly, the guide works both for users looking to root for the first time or just want their root status back after the update. The first thing you need to make sure is that you are already running the latest Android 6.0.1 MTC20F firmware, if not then follow the following guide: Update Nexus 6P to Android 6.0.1 MTC20F Marshmallow Factory Image. The OTA (Over-the-air) update system has started receiving this update but if you can’t find it, you follow the aforementioned guide to manually install it and root it afterwards with this article.. You can easily root Nexus 6P on Android 6.0.1 MTC20F Marshmallow using the tutorial below. You will need to have an unlocked bootloader first, or this tutorial will wipe off all your data. Don’t worry, we have everything covered in the detailed steps below – even a tutorial on how to install TWRP 3.0 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 6.0.1 MTC20F 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.
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 6.0.1 MTC20F Details:
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 phones. These are the major changes in final release of Android 6.0.1, as per Google:
The latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow MTC20F / MOB30W build carries the August 1st Secuirty patch. The bulk of the August 1 patch focuses on vulnerabilities in Mediaserver, which includes remote code execution, elevation of privilege, information disclosure, and denial of service vulnerabilities. Information disclosure vulnerabilities were also resolved in OpenSSL, camera APIs, SurfaceFlinger, and Wifi.
Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:
- Install Android 6.0.1: How to Update Nexus 6P to Android 6.0.1 MTC20F Marshmallow Factory Image.
- Root Apps: You should check out our list of essential root apps that you should install.
- Install Marshmallow: How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For the complete collection of Marshmallow based ROMs for the Nexus 6P, visit our Custom ROMs page.
The method to root Nexus 6P Android 6.0.1 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:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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 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 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 6.0.1 MTC20F on Nexus 6P + install TWRP recovery with the given step-by-step tutorial.