How to Root Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Google has finally released the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update officially for the supported Nexus devices as well as Pixel phones. The update was first launched as a developer preview for select Nexus phones and Pixel C tablet.

Thankfully, rooting Android 7.1.1 remains the same as the Android 7.0 Nougat update. All you gotta do is flash the SuperSU zip or Magisk via TWRP recovery and you’ll have root upon boot.

While flashing SuperSU is still the easiest way to get root, it’s important to note that Magisk has gained popularity lately because of its ability to switch off root on-the-fly when needed. This gets really handy when you want to use an app or service that doesn’t work on rooted devices, such as Android Pay and Pokémon Go.

We’ve put together step-by-step guides for installing both SuperSU and Magisk to get root on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. But note that you’ll need TWRP recovery installed on your device to be able to install/flash either of the files.

Below are links to install TWRP recovery on Android devices that support Fastboot flashing and (another link) for Samsung Galaxy devices which require Odin PC software to flash/install TWRP recovery.

[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot on Android devices

[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Install TWRP Recovery using Odin on Samsung Galaxy devices

Once you’ve TWRP recovery installed, get started with the rooting method of your preference.

How to Root Android 7.1.1 with SuperSU and TWRP

[icon name=”download” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Download SuperSU v2.78 SR5

  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, phh’s SuperUser and TWRP

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 Pokémon Go, etc.

That’s all. Enjoy root access on your Android device running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware.

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4 Comments

  1. Links are broken

  2. Great post. Worked first time using superuser method with TWRP. Mine is android 7.1.2 and went on like a dream with no data loss. Thank you very much.

  3. So twrp needs to be rooted to root my device… That doesn’t make any fucking sense maby make a how to that actually works with no catch 22 or logical incompatibilities… Need to use twrp to root need root to use twrp which you need to use to root but you need twrp to do the rooting but you need a rooted device to use twrp but you need twrp to root your device but to use twrp you need your device rooted but to do that you need a rooted device to use twrp to root your device… Tldr you need to root your device before you can root your device…

    1. big yeetus!

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