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Dirty Unicorns ROM for Nexus 6P!

Still on stock ROM/firmware?  If so, you are pretty much missing out on 99% of what your Nexus 6P can do.  For this week’s custom ROM of the week, check out the latest Dirty Unicorns ROM.

Based on latest Android 6.0.1, Dirty Unicorns ROM brings you faster performance, better battery life, and best of all, ton of customization.  This is also one of my favorite ROMs that I run on my old Galaxy Note 2 and 3.

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Why Root the Nexus 6P?

One of the biggest questions I get is, “why root the Nexus 6P?”.  Well, I have an answer for you.

First, Google usually releases Android OS with minimal number of features but with stability and focus on excellent performance and battery life.   In the open source world, hundreds (or maybe thousands) of developers tweak and modify the Android OS to give new features like ability to customize the navigation bar (perhaps by adding your own shortcut buttons instead of just sticking with boring menu, home, and recents buttons), add gesture shortcuts, and more.

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How to Root Nexus 6P! [Win/Mac/Linux]

For those of you who want to root your Nexus 6P, here’s a step-by-step tutorial for all Windows, Mac, and Linux/Ubuntu.

Before we begin, rooting your Nexus 6P involves unlocking the bootloader, which ERASES EVERYTHING!!!  So PLEASE make a backup of everything beforehand!!! You’ve been warned, please do not whine like a baby because you didn’t read this, we will not be responsible! Step 1. First, go into Settings->About Phone and make note of your Android version and Build number.  Write it down on a piece of paper as you will need it later.