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Root Nexus 6 on Android 6.0.1 MOB30W Marshmallow Official Factory Image

Users who are on Android 6.0.1 MOB30W firmware with the Nexus 6, can use this guide to gain root on it. The new firmware was released earlier and the main difference lies in the security patch level — MOB30W carries 1st August 2016. However, despite the small difference, once you update, your root status will be gone. In order to regain root, you can follow along our guide below. Also, users who are rooting for the first time are also applicable to follow as the process is same. The root procedure in itself is quite simple due to TWRP and SuperSU. It is quite important that you are running Android 6.0.1 MOB30W build on your Nexus 6 and if you aren’t please read: Install Android 6.0.1 MOB30W on Nexus 6 Marshmallow Factory Image. Like we mentioned before, we will use Chainfire’s SuperSU along with TWRP custom recovery. You can easily root Nexus 6 on Android 6.0.1 MOB30W 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 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 MOB30W on Nexus 6 with complete steps and how to flash TWRP recovery on your phone. We will use Team Win Recovery Project 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 ( 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 6 Android 6.0.1 MOB30W Details:

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 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:

The method to root Nexus 6 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.

Motorola Nexus 6 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 Motorola Nexus 6 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Motorola Nexus 6 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 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 MOB30W on Nexus 6 + install TWRP recovery with the given step-by-step tutorial.

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Taimur Akmal

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1 Comment

  • The ‘oh by the way, you need a custom kernel’ part is really bogus. You provided step-by-step instructions for how to enable USB debugging (Duh), and you say nothing about installing a custom kernel on MOB30W???

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