Chainfire releases SuperSU root for the Nexus 6


tmp_1155--1203866297It’s been a busy Wednesday for the Nexus 6 between T-Mobile finally having it available a week later than planned, Dees Troy releasing TWRP Recovery for it, and now legendary root guru Chainfire releasing SuperSU auto-root for it. Oh, and our own Derek Ross got to spend some quality time with it.

If you’re not familiar with the world of in-depth modding for Android phones and tablets, the developer-oriented Nexus line is almost always the first to get root and recovery due to its easily unlockable bootloader and its relative lack of proprietary code in the operating system. It’s also usually the first lineup to have custom ROMs and kernels available for it due to the early release of source code from Google.

SuperSU is Chainfire’s take on Superuser, which gives you access to the entire operating system, vital for common root-dependent apps like Titanium Backup, Root Explorer and Tasker. Root access and recovery are also vital for installing most custom ROMs, although there’s been a recent trend toward ROMs that don’t include root access by default due to security concerns. Kernel tweaking apps and popular battery-saving placebos apps such as Juice Defender and Greenify also depend on root access.

To gain root access on your unicorn Nexus 6, simply boot to TWRP Recovery and flash the .zip file from the source link below.

Source: Chainfire SuperSU website





Jeff McIntire
Jeff McIntire is an avid Android enthusiast whose first exposure to the world of Android, rooting, and customizing came in 2010 through the Samsung Captivate. Later that same year, he was introduced to the Verizon community through the Fascinate, which carried him from Eclair all the way to Ice Cream Sandwich. Having tried various ROMs, kernels and themes based on TouchWiz, he took the plunge into AOSP in May 2011 and never looked back. He now happily taps away at his LG G2, always looking out for the latest and greatest, and helping others along the way.

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  1. Unicorn damn straight. N6. “Since” its release ive owned and tried the note 4, blackberry passport and xperia z3 which im currently rocking and really liking. N6 happily on backorder still. Boggles my mind that i bouhhtbthe note 4 on the release day without a stumble. This is a disaster of a launch.

  2. I didnt see any preorders on google play or the motorola site yesterday. Are they skipping this week or something? I really wish i could get my order placed for a 64gb

    1. I did also but grew tired of the waiting game , bought a 32 GB instead, and with OTG and 32 GB sandisk extreme plus , it’s virtually the same thing , they work like a charm , I keep all my backup’s of rom’s kernel’s and related items on OTG , I first bought the Meenova didn’t work so I found ones on ebay that where 3$ now amazon has them http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KPXQQK0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2ZQLTU6EETR21&coliid=I4EFP7DS3ROXY

  3. oh nexus 6…id want you so bad if you werent an actual 6

  4. Do NOT flash the zip from recovery. Unzip the file and run the appropriate batch file contained within, with your phone connected. The zip contains a boy image that must be loaded from fastboot, and the batch file will run the correct commands to do so.

    1. argh, *boot image

  5. I must find a website with a 101 tutorial on all this rooting. I need to root my nexus player so I can remove the Google DNS.

    1. XDA has some very helpful forums so look there for help.

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