How to Root Android 6.0.1

Root status: Available 
  Update 2 (16th Aug. 2016): Download link updated to latest SuperSU v2.76.
  Update (9 Dec. 2015): Chainfire’s latest SuperSU systemless root beta (v2.61) has auto boot pachter, meaning you could just simply flash the SuperSU v2.61 zip and have the device rooted. No need to flash a modified boot separately. 

Google is now finally rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow bugfix update to all Nexus devices. Previously, Android 6.0.1 was rolled to Android One devices and to one lucky Nexus 6 user, who happened to get the MMB29K 6.0.1 build via an OTA update, a week ago.

Anyway, now that Factory images for Android 6.0.1 are available for everyone to download, it wouldn’t late before folks over at xda or Chainfire release modified boot for each of the device to get root access.

Also, in case you’re wondering about the systemless root from Chainfire, which allows you to root the device while keeping the system partition untouched, we guess it’ll make it to 6.0.1 as well.

Google has released 6.0.1 factory images for all Marshmallow supported Nexus devices with build numbers MMB29M and MMB29K.

How to Root Android 6.0.1

Download SuperSu v2.76

  1. Download and transfer the SuperSU v2.76 zip to your device.
  2. Boot into TWRP or any other custom recovery of your choice.
  3. Install/Flash the SuperSU v2.76 zip.
    └ This will install SuperSU and automatically patch the boot image to allow root access.
  4. Reboot device.

That’s it. To verify root access, download and install a root checker app from the Play Store.

Happy Androiding!

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7 Comment

  1. Sean says:

    One problem with the rooting guide, TWRP requires root access. So in order to get root access you must already have root access.

  2. Oumimou says:

    Lg g4 818p pas de mode recovry

  3. int1422 says:

    Stupid guide.
    Do you really think it work?
    You must be dreaming or lying yourself

  4. int1422 says:

    Maybe you had to say it’s only for NEXUS Devices

  5. perfeito funcionou em Galaxy S3 com android 6.0.1

    valeu mesmo !!!!!!

  6. Thank You, this worked on my Nexus 7 2013 wifi only version with android marshmallow 6.0.1

  7. Just to let people know, you need to first flash a custom recovery via the bootloader, (fastboot flash , next reboot to the recovery, from there you are able to flash the SU binary. This is great for those who don’t want to fool with Cydenomod or others.

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