Many people opted to buy the Google Nexus 6P thanks to the large display that towers over the Nexus 5X sister device. There are heaps of rooted apps available for the 6P that can make use of that additional screen real-estate, one of which is the Full!screen app that can help you use the full display just like you wanted. However, rooting your device doesn’t mean you are stuck with the device in that state forever and if you feel more comfortable with the additional security and locked operating system offers, you can elect to unroot the Google Nexus 6P smartphone and use the device again the way Google intended. In other words, it will go back to its original and factory state just like when you first opened it out of the box.
- The following guide is made with the Google Nexus 6P in mind. You can use the same toolkit for the Google Nexus 5X if you have the sister version of the device. However, the toolkit is not made for every device. Therefore, we only recommend you follow this guide for the Google Nexus 6P to avoid making any mistakes and/or harming the device in your hands.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Start by making sure you have the USB Debugging Mode unlocked on the device by heading to the Menu > Settings and scrolling down the list until you see the Developer Options menu. If you cannot see the Developer Options, you must unlock it now. You can do that by heading to the Settings > About Device and tapping over the build number 7 times and it will say you have now unlocked the device as a developer. That means we now have the Developer Options available which allows us to tweak the settings.
- Open the Developer Options menu from the Settings and check the box for USB Debugging Mode. Now you are ready to start using the unroot Nexus 6P guide.
- You can use this guide on a Windows operating system only. Wug’s toolkit is not made to work on the Mac or Linux-based operating systems.
HOW TO UNROOT GOOGLE NEXUS 6P USING A TOOLKIT
- Download the toolkit from its official home available at the developers website here.
- You want to download Wug’s toolkit directly to the PC and shift it over to the desktop from its default download location.
- Right-click over the file and select the ‘run as administrator’ option.
- Enter your device’s model number. You can find that by navigating to the Settings > About Device > Model Number.
- Check the box that’s right for your device under the “current settings”. If you are in a soft-brick state or a bootloop, check the box for that option. If not, choose the alternative.
- Click the button for flashing the stock ROM/unrooting the Google Nexus 6P smartphone.
Wait until the toolkit is done unrooting the Google Nexus 6P handset before closing it and unplugging your device.
Those of you who plan on sending the google Nexus 6P away under warranty will also need to choose the relock the bootloader option from the toolkit. Now your device has a locked bootloader, no root access and no custom recovery.