How to Root Google Nexus 9 and Install TWRP Recovery (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

Learn how to quickly root Google Nexus 9 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and also install TWRP recovery as well.

Previous Guide: 5 Steps to Install Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus 7 2013

Installation of TWRP Recovery is very much important, in the sense that, custom ROMS, firmware, and any flash-able can be easily installed on your device. And rooting your Google Nexus 9 is also important.

The process is tested and confirmed on Google Nexus 9 device with build number MRA58K, so any other device outside this can lead to brick. However, the build numbers MRA58K is the final factory image number after that official release. This simply entails that, its official, not developers preview.

To start with, I advise you download HTC USB driver on your computer, to allow easy communication process between your computer and your device. Also enable USB debugging of your Nexus 9 device. To enable, simply go to developers option under Settings, and enable. If the developers option isn’t visible on your Google Nexus 9 device, simply go to About Phone under settings, scroll down to build number and tap up to 7 or 8 times, till it tells you that “You’re now a developer”, then go back and enable USB debugging from developers option. Also enable OEM unlock on developers option.

Now that you’ve setup the mains, you can now proceed to the Twrp recovery installation process before rooting.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Google Nexus 9

1.       Firstly, download ADB and fastboot file from here, and then extract the folder to the desktop screen of your computer.

2.       Now, download TWRP recovery file from here, and save on the desktop screen of your computer.

3.       After that, extract the “recovery.img” file to the ADB and fastboot folder on your desktop screen.

4.       Once you’ve transferred the file, then on the ADB and fastboot folder, on a blank space in the folder, press Shift key + Right click, then select “Open command prompt”.

5.       Now, connect your Google Nexus 9 to your computer, and make sure its detected, and then boot your device to fastboot mode, simply press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons together, till screen changes.

6.       After that, on your computer, input the below command.

fastboot flash recovery twrp-

7.       The above command would make changes on your device screen, and then select “Recovery option”.

That’s it on how to install TWRP recovery on Google Nexus 9 device. Now you can easily root your Google Nexus 9 device. Simply follow the guide below.

Read also: Top 5 Free Apps for Rooting Android Phones

How to Root Google Nexus 9 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

1.       Firstly, download ElementX from here, and SuperSU from here, and move to the desktop screen of your computer.

2.       After that, connect your nexus 9 device to your computer and transfer the downloaded files to the internal memory of your Nexus device.

3.       Now, boot your Nexus 9 device to recovery mode. Simply press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons.

4.       After that, from recovery menu, click on install and locate the ElementX zipped folder you transferred to the internal memory of your device, and then install it.

5.       Perform the same step 4 above for the SuperSU zipped file.

6.       Once you’ve successfully flashed both files, then go back to recovery menu and reboot your device.

Read also: 10 Best Android Root Apps for Android Phones

That’s it. Your device will reboot and the root process would be completed. You can verify root by using root checker. Hope this helps? if you encounter any difficulty, feel free to let me know via comment section.

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