As we close in on the public rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat to devices later this summer, today we’re releasing Developer Preview 5, the last milestone of this preview series. Last month’s Developer Preview included the final APIs for Nougat; this preview gives developers the near-final system updates for all of the supported preview devices, helping you get your app ready for consumers.
•This root method is only for Android N (NPD90G) installed on Nexus 5X and I am not sure if it will work on the other variants of the Nexus 5X on other carriers.
•Your Nexus 5X bootloader should be unlocked.
Nexus 5X should be on Android N NPD90G software version.
•Make a Nandroid backup of your previous phone set up before proceeding – for just in case anything goes wrong.
•You will need a custom kernel (i.e. Despair Kernel) for this root method to work.
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Backup important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have backup of all your important files.
÷ How to Root Nexus 5X Running Android N (NPD90G) Developer Preview 5.
Step 1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. See: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging mode in your Nexus 5X.
Step 3 – 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.
Windows: Download here
Mac: Download here.
Linux: Download here.
NOTE: Skip Steps 1, 2, 3 if you already have them.
Step 4 – Download SuperSU v2.71 for Nexus 5X on your PC, if you haven’t already.
Step 5 – Connect and mount your Nexus 5X USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 6 – Now copy/paste the BETA-SuperSU-v2.66-20160103015024.zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card / internal storage root (not in any folder).
Step 7 – Then turn OFF your phone.
Step 8 – Download twrp-22.214.171.124-bullhead.img and save it to your android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your computer.
Step 9 – Now go into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Nexus 5X. How? Press Volume Down + Power keys for a few seconds till you see some text on the screen. This is Bootloader Mode.
Step 10 – Navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).
Step 11 – Type in the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash recovery twrp-126.96.36.199-bullhead.img
Step 12 – Once completed, choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.
Step 13 – In ClockworkMod recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.
Step 14 – Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.
Step 15 – Now using your volume keys, navigate to BETA-SuperSU-v2.71-20160331103524.zip and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.
Step 16 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the Recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your Nexus 5X is now rooted on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware on your phone! Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.
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