The Google Nexus 6 from the folks out of the Googleplex is this years flagship for the aforementioned colossus technology company. It comes pre-loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop even though we have the factory images and other various ways to update. Lollipop isn’t without its problems, though, as many folks are waiting for a refresh to bring several bug fixes. The latest instability issues arise when customers are changing the language to french Canadian. We know little tweaks in the software must come and small bugs are always going to be there. However, if you want to skip waiting for fixes, why not install a custom ROM or custom firmware? You must have root access before you can install anything custom including the same.

Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with brand new Material Design, Battery saving mode, guest user support, Priority Mode, new lock screen notifications, additional Quick Settings toggles and much more. It’s time to move on and check out some custom features by tinkering with the OS if you are wanting to get more out of your device.

Nexus 6 Lollipop

We method we are using today comes from the trendy developer Chainfire. We adore his work for distributing a close to stock Android experience. No other package comes closer. Moreover, it’s an easy guide that isn’t restricted to the advanced Android users. Those of you with an intermediate sill level with customizing will walk through the steps here. If you have no experience what so ever we recommend you find a friend who does.

Don’t start anything until you backup the data if you lose it. There are times when we must restore the smartphone by performing a factory reset. These resets wipe the data unless it’s stored on the internal memory. That’s why we recommend to back up phone contacts, videos, pictures, SMS texts and all other data using the internal memory. If you don’t have any more space available from the internal memory you must make space since the Nexus range don’t come with storage expansion. The Google Nexus 6 does come with 64 GB’s of internal memory, so you should have ample space. Google drive offer a free service for storing data. The Google Play Store is home to Helium, Titanium, Holo and other backup solutions you ought to try if you don’t already have a preferred method.

You must enable USB Debugging Mode commencing at the Developer Options menu. The menu comes from the Settings menu. Furthermore you want to find the up-to-date USB drivers. If you are connecting the phone to the computer and you can get access to the data, you already know the drivers are working. Therefore, you don’t need to look for more drivers.

Connectivity options for the nexus 6 include Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, USB Mass Storage Device and USB charging. The last two options are useful here to use today. The USB charging is especially important since we are connecting to a computer for most of the guide. That means, as long as the phones working properly, it will automatically charge the battery just by connecting to the computer with the USB cable. It doubles as a charger. The downside is it doesn’t always charge the battery as fast so you’ll prefer rolling with the standard charger by day. If the charging feature isn’t working for you, check the battery level and don’t start until it reads 50%. You can check the battery level by looking at the status bar.

You must sought after a computer of some description. It doesn’t have to be Windows this time since there’s no Odin or Windows only file. Nevertheless, we still want to stop the security programs just the same. Stop the antivirus on the Android phone and the computer. Most programs have the icon available from the taskbar on the bottom of the desktop. Additionally, you want to check the applications from the phone. If you haven’t installed any security apps yourself, there’s nothing running and you can skip this step.

Owners ought to know that following this procedure does void any warranty remaining on the handset from the manufacturer. Tinkering with the operating system in such a way is not condoned by Google or Android. In this instance, it’s a double whammy since they are both owned by the same company. They say if you aren’t rooting the Nexus then you aren’t doing it right. That said, we know the Mountain View guys stepped up the security in a big way for Lollipop. That’s why it requires a different file compared to last time. The developers patched the exploit and it requires Chainfire to find another exploit. Now that you know, it goes without saying you can install this file on any other device other than the Nexus 6 even if it’s still in the Nexus range. All files are extremely specific and cannot be shared. Failing to understand this often results in bricking. Bricking is your worst case scenario.

How To Root The Nexus 6 In Under Five Minutes With Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root Pack

  1. Start by turning your computer on and logging in to your user account.
  2. Download the exploit from this page.
  3. Extract the contents to the desktop. Locate the executable .bat file.
    – we are coming back to this file in a minute.
  4. Find the USB cable.
  5. Boot the Nexus 6 in bootloader mode.
  6. Plug the nexus 6 into the computer using the USB wire.
  7. Run the .bat file.
  8. Watch as the on-screen instruction pop up automatically. Follow them until the flashing starts.
  9. Reboot the smartphone after it finishes.
  10. Key in your details to the Google account.
  11. Disconnect the phone properly by visiting the “safely remove hardware’; icon.
  12. Stop the USB mass Storage device.

Now you are ready to check out some apps you couldn’t use before such as Screencast Video Recorder, Honey Bar, Game On, WiFi protector, Mobile Odin pro, Undelete, Call Master and more.