The latest Google Flagship smartphone device the Motorola Nexus 6 is available now loaded with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop version of the operating system. Although the latest version of Android heads to other devices as well including the Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and some other devices namely MotoX, Moto G series phones but we have a complete working root guide for the Nexus 6 for the time being.
To Root Nexus 6, thanks to Chainfire a famous Android developer who have just released the CF-Auto Root Script for the Nexus 6 devices to successfully Root Nexus 6 running Android 5.0 Lollipop. So if you want to Unlock, Flash or Root your Nexus 6 device running the latest Android version you can follow this detailed guide and get your device rooted.
But one thing you have to keep in mind is that this rooting method is still new and may have some issues during the whole process this may cause to brick your Android device, Or at least rooting your device means you will lose the warranty of it. So we recommend to do it on your own risk, Authorities at Axeetech.com will not be responsible in any of above issues face by your Nexus 6.
Now before moving to the guide you need to have all these tools and files ready on your device to start the rooting of Nexus 6 device. This includes the
Nexus 6 USB Drivers for Windows or Mac.
You must have the USB Data Cable to connect your device with the PC
Download the CF-Auto-Root .zip file for Nexus 6 from Here. [Direct Link]
How to Root Nexus 6 Running Android Lollipop 5.0?
Step 1: First of all all you need is to Download CF-Auto-Root Script and then extract all the contents to a folder on your PC.
Step 2: After that you have to Turn-Off your Nexus 6 device, and boot into bootloader mode by holding Volume Down button and Power button together for 5-10 seconds.
Step 3: Now when you see the message saying “Restart bootloader” on the phone, let go of the keys and tap “Restart bootloader” to enter bootloader mode.
Step 4: After that you have to connect your device with the PC running Windows, Mac or Linux machine via USB Cable, and go to the location of your extracted CF-Auto-Root folder and run the command prompt by right clicking on the empty space while holding shift.
Step 5: Now you have to type in the following lines in the command prompt as seen in the lines below. Make sure to use the right commands as there are different commands for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
Simply run the “root-windows.bat“ file.
On Mac OS X:
Open Terminal, navigate to the location of the extracted contents using Terminal and enter the following command on your Mac and Linux computer respectively:
Step 6: Now If your device asked to unlock the bootloader, then go ahead and hit the Enter / Return key, even if you’re already unlocked.
Step 7: That’s it the newly scripted Automated CF-Auto-Root Script will run and you should see it running on your Nexus 6, once the script done, Nexus 6 will be reboot. Congratulations!! You have just Rooted Nexus 6.
You can check the root by installing the SuperSu app and opening it. And if you rooted your Nexus 6 device successfully you can get so many useful apps including this double tap wake up app mentioned here