How to Root Android O Developer Preview

There are Android smartphone manufacturers who even updated their mainstream devices to Android Nougat and Google is already done with the Android O announcement. The new Android version will succeed Android Nougat. Google just made the first preview available for its eligible Pixel and Nexus devices. Android O is the next big iteration in the Android lineup, it will definitely bring a handful of changes that we have never seen in Android so far. Google will roll out several developer previews to make sure that everything goes intact in the final release of Android O. The name remains a mystery, Google will unveil the name of Android O at a latest stage this year. Speculations have been hinting towards Android Oreo, but you never know what name comes up as no one previously had an idea About Android N being Android Nougat.

With Android O Developer Preview running on your device, it will be nearly impossible to restrict yourself from unleashing the true power of your phone running this firmware. Unleashing the power starts right when you root your phone. Rooting Android on the Nexus/Pixel devices always happened quickly right when either the new device came out or a new firmware. The same happened in the case of Android O. The Android O Developer Preview has been rooted, and the method has been made available for users.

This has been done by none other then Chainfire. The root maestro has successfully found an exploit to root the O version and has updated his famous SuperSU to work on Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The root is not very much stable at the moment, it is pretty important to know the technical issues the root access is suffering at the moment. The developer has explained everything in his official thread here. Once you’ve read everything, you are good to go ahead and follow the method to root Android O Developer Preview.

Disclaimer: The root method currently available for Android O is more than risky. Make sure that you have read the instructions of developer carefully and you understand the risks involved in the procedure. In case something goes wrong, TechBeasts or any other party involved in laying out the instructions may not be held responsible. Make sure that you are doing it all at your own risk.

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Root Android O Developer Preview

  1. Make sure your Google Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P has an unlocked bootloader.
  2. Also, your Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P must have a TWRP 3.1 recovery installed.
  3. Make a Nandroid Backup before rooting. This is a very important step.t
  4. Download the SuperSU-v2.79-SR4-20170323220017-ODP1-5X-6P.zip file and copy it to internal or external storage of your device.
  5. Now boot your device in TWRP recovery. To do so, turn it off first completely. Now press Volume Down + Power button to boot it into TWRP recovery mode.
  6. Once your phone is in TWRP recovery, tap Install > locate SuperSU file > select file > swipe finger to flash.
  7. After flashing it, reboot your device.
  8. Wait for a few seconds and it should boot up having the Android O rooted now.
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