How to Root Google Nexus devices.
Google Nexus devices are Google’s flagship android devices that come with stock android firmware. These devices are also the first ones to get the latest updates of android firmware than any other device available out there in market.
With the advent of Pixel devices, there is very little or no release of Nexus devices since 2016. But Google also claimed that they are not going to shut down the Nexus legacy. All nexus devices option to unlock the bootloader so that users can root and flash custom ROMs on their nexus devices.
Root Google Nexus
Rooting google nexus device will void the warranty and it may brick your phone as well. Proceed at your own risk.
Before you proceed with the rooting procedure you need required, adb drivers, your device’s particular USB drivers and fastboot drivers. Fastboot drivers and USB drivers for your device can be downloaded from HERE.
Backup your device to your PC before proceeding with rotting procedure. Enable USB debugging on your device found in developer options. If you can’t find developer options on your device, go to settings – about phone – build number. Tap on build number for 7 times and developer options will be unlocked.
To root your Nexus device you need WughFresh’s Nexus Rooting Toolkit. With this toolkit you can do lot of things like unlocking bootloader, backup, restore, flash zip files, flashing img files, rooting, flash custom recovery and many more.
Make sure you select appropriate file to root your nexus device or perform higher actions. If you select wrong or tricky options which your google nexus device doesn’t support, your device may get stuck at startup or end in boot loop.
WugFresh Nexus Rooting Toolkit will root most of the nexus devices but since the developer is busy in certain other projects, you may not root your device if you have upgraded your device to Android Nougat 7.1.2. The developer responded in his forums that he will release the updated version very soon.
There is no Mac/Linux support for this tool yet. If you want to avoid unnecessary risks enable ‘force flash mode’ in the toolkit, also enable ‘no wipe mode’ if you don’t to wipe the data.
In case your nexus device is stuck in bootloop, connect nexus device to PC, open the nexus rooting tool and click in ‘Flash Stock + Unroot’ and follow the onscreen instructions to factory restore your device.
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