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[NPF10C] How to Root Android 7.1.1 on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C

  Update (Dec 6th, 2016): Android 7.1.1 update now available for everyone with build NMF26F. Check the link below for rooting it:

How to Root Android 7.1.1 NMF26F build on Nexus 6P and 5X

The much awaited Android 7.1 developer preview release has finally arrived for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C. The update comes with number NPF10C and is available for download as both factory images and OTA zips over at android.com/beta.

Thankfully, rooting Android 7.1.1 is still the same as it was on Android 7.0 Nougat. There were rumors before that Google is hardening security on Android 7.1, but as of now (at-least with the dev preview) you can easily root Android 7.1 with SuperSU and Magisk installer.

Below are detailed guides for both SuperSU and Magisk rooting methods. Either way you’ll need unlocked bootloader and TWRP recovery installed to get root on your device.

How to Root Android 7.1.1 with SuperSU

Download SuperSU v2.78 (latest)

  1. Download and transfer the SuperSU zip file from the download link above to your device’s storage.
  2. Boot your device into TWRP recovery.
  3. Tap on Install and select the SuperSU zip file that you transferred to your device in Step 1.
  4. After selecting the .zip file, do Swipe to Confirm Flash on the bottom of screen to begin the flashing process.
  5. Once SuperSU is flashed, you’ll get Reboot System option, select it.

Congratulations! Your device should be rooted now. Look for the SuperSU app in app drawer.

How to Root Android 7.1.1 with Magisk and phh’s SuperUser

Download phh’s SuperUser (.zip)

Download Magisk Manager v2.5 (.apk)

  1. Install Magisk systemless interface on your Android device.
  2. Download and transfer the phh’s SuperUser .zip file to your device.
  3. Boot your device into TWRP recovery, tap the Install button and flash the phh’s SuperUser .zip file from there.
  4. Once phh’s SuperUser .zip file is flashed, reboot your device.
  5. Download/Install phh’s SuperUser app from the Play Store.
  6. Install the Magisk Manager .apk file (download link above) to your device like you’d install any other APK file.
    └ Magisk manager app will be useful when you temporarily want to disable root access on the device to be able to use Android Pay, Play Pokemon Go, etc.

That’s all. Enjoy root access on your Nexus 5X, 6P and Pixel C running on Android 7.1.1 .

Happy Androiding! 

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