Google released the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for various Android phones and tablets recently. Most of the Android users wish to get the latest Android OS version to taste its new features and other functionalities either via OTA or by manually updating their devices. But if you have a Nexus phone then it is expected that you might have already received the OTA update notification on your device and upgraded it to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. Additionally, Android One users are also feeling lucky to get 6.0.1 Marshmallow and updated their devices to the latest updates from Google so early.
So if you have installed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your device and want to get root access over the internal file system of your phone to get much of it by installing custom ROMs, recoveries as well as third-party apps that need root access then we have a step-by-step guide given below on how to root Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware with SuperSU in a few steps. All you need to download the latest SuperSU built with version 2.62-3 that comes with unique and exclusive features such as like the systemless root, auto encryption, OTA updates enabled and much more. In this guide we’ll flash the SuperSU build using a custom recovery like TWRP. Now go ahead and proceed to the installation guide.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Android device during or after the flashing process of SuperSU via TWRP. Remember that rooting and installing a custom recovery will void the warranty of your device. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your existing data before proceeding to the installation guide.
- The latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP must be already installed on your device.
- Download and install USB Drivers on your PC to transfer the SuperSU file.
- Check the battery level of your device, it should be charged at least about 70% before starting.
Steps to Root Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware:
Step No 1:- First, download the SuperSU package (SuperSU-v2.62-3-20151211162651.zip) from the above link on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Connect your phone with PC using its USB data cable and transfer the SuperSU .zip file into the root folder of internal storage on the phone.
Step No 3:- Boot the device into recovery mode. To do so, first turn OFF the phone and then press and hold volume down and power keys altogether for a few seconds.
Step No 4:- While the phone is now in TWRP recovery, take a nandroid backup and select System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS.
Step No 5:- Go back to the main menu of TWRP recovery and tap on Wipe and factory rese
Step No 6:- Again navigate to the main recovery screen and tap on the install option. Locate the SuperSU .zip package that you have already transferred to the internal storage of your phone. Select it.
Step No 7:- Begin the installation process by swiping on the confirmation button.
Step No 8:- Once the SuperSU package is successfully installed, reboot to system.
Done! You’ve rooted your Android device with latest firmware.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or question while rooting your Android device by following the above steps.