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Root Nexus 6 on Android 7.1.1 N6F26U Nougat Official Factory Image

Once you update your Nexus 6 to Android 7.1.1 N6F26U Nougat build, you can use this guide to root. Root Nexus 6 running Android 7.1.1 N6F26U using this easy and simple guide. The new firmware doesn’t bring any sort of major change except for the new security patch. However, once you install the update, your root status will be reverted back to stock which will force you to root again. The root process for people running root previously or rooting for the first time, is exactly the same. Coming to the root utility on its own, it provides some extended features that you don’t normally get with the stock OS. You get to install root apps directly from Play Store, enjoy system-wide themes and custom ROMs. For root, we will use TWRP custom recovery and SuperSU package. Both of these tools are quite popular and are updated regularly. Before you go further make sure you are running the newest firmware on your Nexus 6, if not, you can read: Install Android 7.1.1 N6F26U on Nexus 6 Nougat Factory Image. You can easily root Nexus 6 on Android 7.1.1 N6F26U Nougat 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 2.8.5.0 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 7.1.1 N6F26U 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.

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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 6 Android 7.1.1 N6F26U Details:

Android 7.1.1 Nougat 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 7.1.1, as per Google:

Google has announced the security patch builds for the month of February 2017. Just recently, the brand unveiled Android 7.1.2 Nougat Developer Preview for select devices and the final release is soon to follow. Nonetheless, this build carries the same Android 7.1.1 Nougat version as before just with few minor bug fixes and a newer security patch iteration to avoid any sort of issues.

Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:

The method to root Nexus 6 Android 7.1.1 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 Nougat.

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 7.1.1 N6F26U on Nexus 6 + install TWRP recovery with the given step-by-step tutorial.

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Taimur Akmal

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