How to Root Google Nexus 5X & Install TWRP Recovery

Guide: How to Root Google Nexus 5X & Install TWRP Recovery.Safely Root and Install Custom Recovery on Nexus 5X

Google recently announced one of the two upcoming Nexus devices; one from LG which is LG Nexus 5xand the other one is Huawei Nexus 6P.Google Nexus 6P is the flagship smartphone whereas the Nexus 5x is a Budget Friendly upgraded model of most popular Nexus 5.

Follow this simple step by step guide to Root Google Nexus 5X & Install TWRP Recovery.Once you install a custom recovery, you can then flash the SuperSU package, in order to gain root access on your device. Before we begin you need an unlocked bootloader on your Nexus 5x .

Now Official CyanogenMod 13 ROM (CM13) is available For Nexus 5X.Link to the Post is given below↓

Download Official CM13 for Nexus 5x Marshmallow (Bullhead)



*Make sure there is at least 80% battery left on your smartphone before begin rooting your device.

Safely Root Google Nexus 5x & Install TWRP Recovery

Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Google Nexus 5X/ LG Nexus 5X while following this tutorial.Do it at your own risk.

Remember Before rooting:

How to Safely Root Google Nexus 5X & Install TWRP Recovery

  • This tutorial is only for Nexus 5X
  • Rooting your phone can void your warranty
  • After rooting you can tweak your phone
  • You can unroot it if you want
  • You can overclock or underclock your CPU to make your phone faster

Root Google Nexus 5X & Install TWRP Recovery

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  • Unlocked bootloader is required to install a custom recovery like TWRP on your device. Click here.
  • Set up ADB and Fastboot on your computer. You can download the minimal ADB and fastboot tool from here (unzip it) or get the quick ADB and fastboot installer from here.
  • Install Motorola USB Drivers on your computer.
  • Open Settings> Developer options and enable USB Debugging on your device.
  • Go to Developer options and enable Allow oem unlock.


Download TWRP recovery — Link | File: twrp- (15.9MB)

Download SuperSU root package — Link | File: (3.8 MB)

How to Safely Root Google Nexus 5X & Install TWRP Recovery

Step-By-Step Guide

Root Google Nexus 5X & Install TWRP Recovery

  • Make sure you have downloaded the recovery and suitable SuperSU zip files. Now transfer them to your PC. Also place the SuperSU package file into your device’s internal storage.
  • Make sure you have setup ADB and fastboot on your PC. Also accept Always allow from this computer when you plug in the device for first time to enable USB Debugging.
  • Now power off your device and unplug it from your PC.
  • Boot into the bootloader or fastboot mode. To do so, press and hold volume down and the power button simultaneously for 5-6 seconds.
  • Download the TWRP recovery from the download section and put it inside adb folder
  • Now follow the guide to install the TWRP recovery On Google Nexus 5X How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot On Any Android Device
  • Once into the recovery, you can backup or nandroid backup your current ROM.Guide > How To Create & Restore Nandroid Backup On Android Devices
  • Download the superSu file from the download section and put in internal memory of your Nexus 5X
  • Now return to the recovery main menu & follow this guide to Flash superSu on Nexus 6p and root it How To Flash SuperSU using TWRP Recovery & Root Any Android device
  • DONE!!! You have successfully rooted your Huawei made Google Nexus 5X

If you have any question related to this post, feel free to leave that in the comment section below.

To verify the root status install Root Checker.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
An NIT Rourkela Graduate in CS, Blogger, Android Geek, and a Tennis Fanatic. I have been writing about Android OS for Last 8 years.

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