How to Root Marshmallow on Nexus 5 and Nexus 6

  Update: Chainfire released SuperSU 2.50 and modified boot images for all Nexus devices running Marshmallow, let’s you root with SELinux in Enforcing mode. Follow the link below:

[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Root Marshmallow with SuperSU 2.50 and Modified Boot image

Google released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for all supported Nexus devices including Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 today. The update is available for all to download as fastboot flashable factory images, but there’s no sign of Marshmallow OTA updates yet.

As for Android Marshmallow root, well, it’s as we said earlier. Android 6.0 Marshmallow can’t be rooted by installing SuperSU zip alone, you need a custom kernel as well to set SELinux to permissive mode.

Well, good news is the custom kernel used for rooting Android M Preview 3 works for the final Android 6.0 Marshmallow release as well.

Below is a quick guide for rooting Marshmallow on Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.

  1. Download Hells Core kernel: Nexus 5  |  Nexus 6.
  2. Download and install TWRP recovery:  Nexus 5  |  Nexus 6.
    – How to Install TWRP recovery
  3. Boot into TWRP recovery and flash the Hells Core kernel.
  4. Download and flash the latest SuperSU zip beta (v2.49).

This should root your Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 running on Marshmallow, but we can’t guarantee if flashing a kernel based on Android M preview builds will not run you into any stability issues.

We’ll update this page once custom kernels based on the final Marshmallow release are available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.

Happy Androiding!

via The Android Soul

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4 Comments

  1. The Hells Core for the Nexus 5 seems to be offline or broken at the moment.

    Thanks for the tutorial! 🙂

    1. Updated link for Nexus 5. Thanks for notifying 🙂

  2. The Hells Core for the Nexus 5 seems to be offline or broken at the moment.

    Thanks for the tutorial! 🙂

    1. Updated link for Nexus 5. Thanks for notifying 🙂

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