How to Root Nexus 5X on Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M firmware


In this detailed tutorial we will guide you on how to root Nexus 5X on Android 7.0 NRD90M Nougat latest firmware released by Google. The Android 7.0 Nougat is released by Google a few days and now you can easily root your device on NRD90M firmware by the following post. The Android 7.0 Nougat brought redesigned interface, new features and colorful icons and wallpapers, if you are already update your device then you are good to go else you can update it right now by following this tutorial.

Rooting your Nexus 5X on NRD90M 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 5X on Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M 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 TWRP recovery

Download SuperSU v2.66

Process to root Nexus 5X on NRD90M firmware

Just follow the below simple steps in sequence to install custom recovery on Nexus 5X.

Extract the downloaded custom recovery file and rename in to recovery.img

Now connect your device to the PC using USB cable.

Open the adb-and-fastboot folder you extracted earlier and copy the custom recovery inside the adb-and-fastboot folder.

Inside adb-and-fastboot folder, press SHIFT and Right-Click on an empty space inside the same folder.

Click on Open command prompt here as shown in picture below.


Now enter the following command to boot your device into bootloader mode,

“adb reboot bootloader”

Then type the following command to flash custom recovery in your device,

“fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”

Wait for the process to complete.

Once you have successfully installed custom recovery now its time to root your Nexus 5X

How to root Nexus 5X on NRD90M firmware

Just follow the below steps in sequence to obtain root access on your Nexus 5X

Connect your device to your PC

Copy the on the internal memory of your Nexus 5X

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 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 NRD90M Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 5X. 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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