Android 6.0.1 is up and running on a select number of Android devices. It is a minor update which increases the version number by 0.1 but surprisingly, it comes with a beefy change log. Android 6.0.1 features new Emoji, quick launch camera shortcut, Do Not Disturb and Volume Controls, tweaked tablet UI, lag and security patches.
If you have a Nexus device or any other phone that has been updated to Android 6.0.1, you are probably wondering how to get root access. Even if you were rooted on Android 6.0, the minor update breaks root so you need to root your phone again.
The recognized developer Chainfire has released an updated version of SuperSU which supports Android 6.0.1. SuperSU v2.62-3, while in beta, supports all Android 6.0.1 handsets. If you have a custom recovery installed on your phone, you can flash SuperSU v2.62-2 and add root access to your phone.
How To Root Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow With SuperSU v2.62-2
In order to successfully root your phone running on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware, you will need a custom recovery to flash the SuperSU file. Among many available custom recoveries TWRP is recommended. TWRP supports a variety of Android devices and it is very stable with many features. Here’s a section on how to install TWRP for various Android devices.
- Download SuperSU v2.62-3 (SuperSU-v2.62-3-20151211162651.zip)
Step 1. Download the SuperSU file from the download link above. If you downloaded it on your computer, connect your phone to your PC and transfer the zip file to the internal storage of the device.
Step 2. Turn off your phone and use your preferred method of going into recovery mode. Different Android phones have different methods of going into recovery mode.
Step 3. Select ‘Install’ in TWRP and navigate to the folder where you put the SuperSU file. Install SuperSU.
Now go back and reboot your phone. Wait for the phone to boot up and go to the app drawer. You will notice the newly installed SuperSU app. You can go to the Play Store and check if you have successfully rooted your phone by installing an app called Root Checker.