Have a Nexus 6 and don’t want to go through all the hassle of rooting? WugFresh‘s Nexus toolkit would just do that. If you owned Nexus phones in the past, you’ve probably heard of this awesome program. You don’t have to do much except having the correct drivers for your N6. Once you have that squared away, the toolkit will unlock your bootloader, root and flash a custom recovery (default is TWRP). And that’s all folks. Ready to go? Follow these steps:
- To install the drivers, head here.
- Extract the zip file
- Open “Device Manager” on your PC, look for your phone under “Other Devices“
- Right-click and select “Update driver Software“
- Select the “Browse….” option
- You need to use the file you extracted above (not the actual zip)
- Select install it
- That’s it!
In order to enable USB Debugging, you need to head to your Settings menu and select About Phone. Scroll down to “Build Number” and click on it 7 times until you get the message “you are now a developer.”
Next, go back to the Settings menu, select Developer Options and check the box next to USB Debugging. Click on OK when the “Allow USB Debugging” window. Congrats. You now have it enabled.
Nexus Root Toolkit
- Install Wugfresh’s toolkit here and launch it
- Plug in your Nexus 6.
- A window will pop up on your phone asking “Allow USB Debugging“
- Check the “always allow from this computer” box, then click OK
Tip: It is recommended to un-check the MTP box in the USB Computer Connection window that pops up along with the debugging one.
In the toolkit, go to Advanced Utilities (above picture) and launch. A new window will open with a bunch of options. We’re doing this to verify if your phone is listed and recognixed by tool (ADB). If you see it in there, you’re good to go. If not, try unplugging it and plugging it back it. Next, you need to head back to the main NRT window. Let’s root your Nexus 6.
- Unlock bootloader: click on “Unlock” (make sure you backed up all of your data) and follow all the prompts
- Root: tap on the Root button. Check “Custom Recovery,” if you want to use TWRP custom recovery and follow the prompts.
And that’s all you have to folks. You now have a rooted Nexus 6!
Let us know if you have any questions.
A big thanks to Wugfresh for making this awesome tool.