How To Root Android Oreo (8.0 ODP1) On Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P

How to root Android Oreo (8.0 OPP1) on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. As we already know this month Google released the iteration of its mobile operating system, it’s Android 8.0 with code name Oreo and wrapped in the developer preview build. Surely those who have their devices powered with the said Android version are now looking for the root tool to gain the root access.

Unfortunately, neither the reputable SuperSU nor Magisk are able to smash it to give us root access. But, a few days ago Chainfire came up with a happy tweet explaining that he managed to grab a basic root on his Android O powered device, and not too long to wait, the root developer rolled out his root tool wrapped in the name SuperSU 2.79 SR4 that supports either Nexus 5 and Nexus 6P with Android Oreo developer preview running.


Just for you to know the work of the Android Oreo root is different with what it had on Android Nougat. Things don’t run smoothly though, some apps are reported to misbehave and unable to get the root access.

Chainfire had explained about the situation saying the issues don’t relate to SuperSU, instead it’s the changes Android O brings and the SELinux policy on Android O is tighter.

So far SuperSU 2.79 SR4 had been tested to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P and proven worked. But it is also expected to work on other devices such as Pixel C tablet and Nexus Player. As for Google Pixel families, the root won’t work yet as the existence of the A/B partition layout provided ont the devices and of course the Chainfire needs more time to fix the issues on Pixel, so just wait.

How To Root Android Oreo (8.0 ODP1) On Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P


  • Make backups over your precious data.
  • You already have TWRP recovery installed on your device. Learn to install TWRP recovery on Android device.
  • Your device’s bootloader should already be unlocked.
  • You need to know that rooting a device will effect of losing its warranty.
  • Be sure that your device’s battery power is sufficient to avoid a sudden shutdown during the rooting processes.

Learn to update to Android Oreo for any Android devices.

Download the following file

SuperSU 2.79 SR4 (.zip)

How to Root Android O on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Follow the rooting instructions but remember that all the possible risks are yours to bear.

  1. Now you need to transfer the SuperSU 2.79 SR4 zip to your device’s storage.
  2. Boot your device to TWRP recovery now.
  3. On TWRP recovery interface just tap on Install then choose the SuperSU zip file you previously transferred on the first step.
    Install Button TWRP Recovery Android
  4. Once the SuperSU zip file selected, just swipe to confirm install button on the TWRP screen to start the installation processes.
  5. When you see the TWRP has finished installing SuperSU zip file then you can reboot your device using Reboot System Now option from TWRP interface.
    TWRP Reboot System

Well done my friend, you can now taste the sweetness of root access on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P running on Android 0 developer preview.

Via ChainFire on XDA.

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