1. Will Eaton's Avatar
    When I get my Nexus 5X if I root it can I still update it easily or will I have to unroot it and then install the new update when it comes out? Or do I flash a new version?

    Posted via my Moto X (2014)
    10-02-2015 07:53 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I think you would have to at least unroot it in order to accept the OTA. Flashing it manually is always an option.
    10-02-2015 08:28 AM
  3. andr0idralphie's Avatar
    Based on my experience with dirty flashing the Marshmallow OTA image (without the wipe flag) TWRP is installing and working fine but attempting to flash SuperSU 2.46 or 2.49 BETA lead to an irreversible bootloop. I've seen instructions on installing another Kernel to get SuperSU to work but I believe it's only available for Nexus 5 and 6.

    I suspect this should be figured out soon.
    10-05-2015 10:31 PM
  4. LeoRex's Avatar
    You'll most likely need a custom kernel to root the 5X and 6P.... that's how it is on all existing Nexus devices since 5.0. And considering both are brand, spankin' new devices, it might take a little bit before someone gets someting posted. Once Google posts the kernel sources for either phone, we'll have modified, root-ready kernels fairly quickly.

    And if you've gone through the trouble of unlocking your phone, flashing a custom recovery and kernel to even get root access, why bother worrying about any OTAs? You have everything set up to manually flash factory images, which you can do without blowing away user data if need be.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-07-2015 02:50 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Based on my experience with dirty flashing the Marshmallow OTA image (without the wipe flag) TWRP is installing and working fine but attempting to flash SuperSU 2.46 or 2.49 BETA lead to an irreversible bootloop. I've seen instructions on installing another Kernel to get SuperSU to work but I believe it's only available for Nexus 5 and 6.

    I suspect this should be figured out soon.
    This happens with the Nexus 7 2013 too. I got the boot loop. I fixed it when I installed Stock/AOSP ElementalX kernel and then flashed SuperSU 2.50 beta.

    Sent from my rooted Nexus 7 (2013) running Stock/AOSP (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) ElementalX N7-5.00 using Tapatalk
    10-07-2015 02:57 PM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    Based on my experience with dirty flashing the Marshmallow OTA image (without the wipe flag) TWRP is installing and working fine but attempting to flash SuperSU 2.46 or 2.49 BETA lead to an irreversible bootloop. I've seen instructions on installing another Kernel to get SuperSU to work but I believe it's only available for Nexus 5 and 6.
    Like I mentioned above, you'll need a custom kernel first and foremost... but there are custom kernels for every Nexus out in the wild. Google tightened up security a bit in 5.0 and made it a lot harder to obtain root. Why? Well, in 4.4 and earlier, a sneaky dev worth his salt could sneak some malicious code into an app that could obtain root access without so much as giving you a 'how'dya do?". They closed a fairly large loophole.... but if you don't have a kernel that has been modified to allow root, well.... enjoy a nice big bowl of Boot Loops.
    andr0idralphie likes this.
    10-07-2015 02:59 PM

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