Steps to Install and Root Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X on Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat

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Google recently released the first major update to Nougat. Android 7.1.1 introduces a handful of new features. The latest release brings new emoji and app shortcuts to home screen (similar to iOS 3D Touch), among other features to the eligible devices. Google plans to roll out Android 7.1.1 to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One), over the next few weeks.

But, we have already shared with you detailed guides to manually update your Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, and Google Pixel XL to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. If you have updated your Nexus devices to the latest release manually, here is how to root Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

Prerequisites to root Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat

  • Create a backup of all important data on your Nexus 5X / 6P.
  • Download and install USB drivers for Nexus on your computer.
  • Your Nexus device should be updated to latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat (guide and download links).
  • The Nexus bootloader should be unlocked.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to enable USB Debugging.
  • Ensure that your Nexus carries more than 70% of charge.

Steps to install Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat on Nexus 6P and 5X

How to root Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat - Nexus 5X / 6P

Required files:

  • Download Android SDK and install it. Set it up with platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK.
  • Download SuperSU v2.78 for your Nexus device on your PC.
  • Make sure to have a custom recovery tool like CWM, or TWRP:
  • Also, download Fastboot from the following links, depending on your OS and extract it in android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory. Create directory if not already there.

Step 1: Connect your Nexus 6P or 5X to your computer via USB.

Step 2: Copy and paste SuperSu zip file to your device's SD card root folder.

Step3: Turn your Nexus off.

Step 4: Enter the Bootloader mode: power your Nexus on while pressing and holding Volume Down Power keys.

Step 5: Go to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt) and type the following command:

Nexus 6P: fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-0-angler.img - replace with twrp-3.0.2-2 if you used the latest recovery version.

Nexus 5X: fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-0-bullhead.img - replace with twrp-3.0.2-2 if you used the latest version

Step 6: Once done, enter recovery mode by choosing Recovery from the Fastboot menu.

Step 7: In the recovery mode (CWM or TWRP - menu options will differ a little), scroll to flash zip from SD card choose zip from sdcard.

Step 8: Using the volume keys, locate file and select it. Confirm the installation process.

Step 9: After installation is completed, go to +++++Go Back and reboot your Nexus device. First boot may take a few minutes.

Your Nexus device is now updated and rooted on Android 7.1.1 NMF26F. You can verify the root with any Root Checker app.

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