How to Install Custom Recovery and Root Google Nexus 6P

Nexus 6P is the latest Google flagship device with top notch hardware and latest software. Although Nexus 6P comes with powerful specs which give you a lag-free experience you can always root your device to gain full access and for extra customization. In this guide, we will help you to root and install custom recovery on Nexus 6P.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

HOW TO INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY ON GOOGLE NEXUS 6P

  1. Download TWRP recovery, place it in the folder where you installed minimal ADB and fastboot (“C:\Minimal ABD and Fatboot”) and rename it to “recovery.img”
  2. Download SuperSu.zip file and place it in root of your SDcard.
  3. Start the device in fastboot mode with this methods:

    Press and hold Volume Down, then press and hold Power

  4. Connect your device to your computer over USB.
  5. Now in the cmd screen, execute the following command:
    fastboot devices
    this will show you is device is connect with PC successfully.
  6. Flash the TWRP recovery with the following command:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    nexus_6p_recovery

  7. After successful flashing, execute following command in the Minimal ADB and Fastboot CMD Window:

    fastboot boot recovery.img
    
  8. Above command will reboot your device and boots in recover mode.

HOW TO ROOT GOOGLE NEXUS 6P

  1. Now you are in recovery mode.
  2. In TWRP recovery navigate to Install Zip and select ‘SuperSu.zip’.
  3. Swipe to install SuperSu and reboot your device. That’s it, you root and install custom recovery on Nexus 6P successfully.

You have successfully install custom recovery and gain root access of your Google Nexus 6P.

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