As Google has released Android 6.0 Marshmallow for their Nexus devices many of the users have updated their device and those who did not get the update for their device have downloaded AOSP based Custom ROM like Nexus 4 which do not have legal Android update from Google but users have updated their Nexus 4 through Custom ROMs only. We gone with the detailed process on how to root Nexus 4 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow right now.
So those who have updated their Nexus 4 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow we have brought you a way have root access on it i.e the way to root your Nexus 4 running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Now that if you are ready to root or willing to root your device here are the steps you need to follow.
Preparing Your Phone
- Ensure that your phone should be fully charged.
- USB drivers and ADB & Fastboot drivers for the phone should be installed on the PC.
- Back up the important data to external storage.
- Custom recovery tool like TWRP should be installed on the device and its bootloader must be unlocked.
- Enable USB debugging mode in the device.
Done with preparing your phone? Superb. It’s time to get over and root your Nexus 4 on Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow.
Root Nexus 4 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Download the Modified boot image for Nexus 4 from here.
- Download the SuperSU.zip file from here.
- Transfer the files to device internal storage where it can be found easily.
- Reboot the device into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power key at a time for few seconds.
- Backup the current ROM in device by performing Backup option from the menu.
- Now, select Install option and Choose the boot.img file downloaded and swipe the screen to flash.
- Now in the same manner flash the SuperSU.zip file.
- Reboot the system once the process is completed by selecting Reboot option from the menu.
Rooting should be successfully completed on the startup (to check the status download Root Checker from the Play Store) of device if you face any problem we suggest you to restore your previous version from the backup that you have created earlier.