How to Root Android O on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Last week google has released Android O developer preview and many developers tried to root their device on Android O but they turned out as SuperSU zip or Magisk failed to gain root access. But recently Chainfire (developer of SuperSU app) tweeted that he was able to achieve a basic root on Android O. Chainfire released root SuperSU 2.79 SR4 zip file for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices running on Android O developer preview.

Android O root is currently not as stable as Android Nougat root. Some apps may fail to gain root access. This is now only tested on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, but some users reported that it also works in Nexus Player and Pixel C tablet. Due to the A/B partition layout on Pixel and Pixel XL devices, Android O rooting is not possible. It may take some time for Chainfire to fix this issue on pixel devices.

In this article, we will guide you how to Root Android O on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Follow the below step by step guide to root your device.

Disclaimer is not responsible for any damage to your device(s) by following this guide. Proceed at your risk.


  • This guide is for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P users only.
  • TWRP Custom Recovery should be pre-installed on your device.
  • Backup your device data.
  • Follow this guide carefully, or else it may lead to brick your device.
  • Maintain at least 50-60% of charging to prevent accidental shutdown.


SuperSU 2.79 SR4

Note: TWRP Custom Recovery should be pre-installed on your device. If not, follow this link to install TWRP.

Steps to Root Android O on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

  • Download SuperSU 2.79 SR4 zip file
  • Transfer the downloaded zip file into your device
  • Reboot your device into TWRP Recovery.
    1. Switch off your device.
    2. Press and hold “Volume down + Power” buttons until you see anything on the screen.
  • Now in the TWRP main menu, Click on Wipe and swipe to factory reset on the bottom of the screen.

Wipe data

  • Go back to the main menu in TWRP, tap on install and select the SuperSU 2.79 SR4 zip file which you have saved in your device.

Install custom rom

  • Once the installation process is completed, You will see Wipe cache/Dalvik option, tap on it and Swipe to wipe.
  • Now, Go back to TWRP main menu and reboot your device.
  • Done!!!

Have you successfully rooted your device? Let us know in the comment section below.

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