How to root Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Nexus devices [NMF26F/NMF26O]


Finally Google has started the regular Android 7.1.1 Nougat release for it’s compatible Nexus devices including Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This is the first regular Nougat update apart from the Developer Preview program. The Nexus devices receives these updates with build number NMF26F on Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. While Google Pixel and Pixel XL received the build number NMF26O and the Pixel C with NMF26H. If you have updated your device successfully then follow the below guide to root Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, Google Pixel and Pixel XL on Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware.

Rooting your Nexus devices on Android 7.1.1 Nougat NMF26F/NMF26O firmware will provide you access to internal settings and modification of system. Previously we have posted a guide on the root process of Huawei Nexus 6P. There are multiple benefits of root and having a custom recovery installed on your device including you can install Xposed Framework, mods and Custom ROMs to enhance user experience. Just follow the guide as mentioned below in the step sequence.

How to Root Nexus devices on Android 7.1.1 Nougat NMF26F, NMF26O firmware

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which includes installing Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)

Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%

Your device bootloader should be unlocked or Click Here (Follow this guide as bootloader unlock process is same for every Nexus device)

Download these files:

Download Nexus USB drivers.

Download and Extract adb fastboot.

Download SuperSU v2.78

Process to root Android 7.1.1 Nougat NMF26F/NMF26O on Nexus devices


Just follow the below steps in sequence to obtain root access on your Nexus devices running NMF26F/NMF26O Nougat firmware.

Connect your device to your PC

Copy the on the internal memory of your Nexus device

Turn off your device and enter into Recovery mode by using hardware key combination or by typing the following command.

         ” adb reboot recovery “

Once your device reboot into TWRP recovery mode, hit Install

Select the file and swipe the slider to start flashing.

Once the installation process is complete, select Reboot.

That’s it! You have successfully rooted NMF26F/NMF26O Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Nexus devices. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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