Android 6.0.01 Marshmallow MMB29S has just been released for the Nexus 5 and other Nexus devices. This latest update introduces some important security patches in addition to the usual performance enhancements.

If you’re like most users, then you’ll wait until the update arrives over the air (OTA).

If you’re like a lot of rooted Android users, however, then you’ll flash the update onto your system manually right now.

Flashing the update is easy if you can follow a specific set of instructions online. Before we explain that, let’s talk about what you need:

What You Need to Update and Root your Nexus 5

-Create a backup of all your important data on your Nexus 5

-Download and install USB drivers for the Nexus 5 onto your computer

-Enable USB debugging options on your device by tapping Menu > Settings > Applications. Then, navigate and tap on Developer Options to make sure that USB Debugging is enabled.

-Finally, make sure your Nexus 5 is more than 80% charged.

Don’t forget that rooting your device voids your warranty. Proceed at your own risk. If you don’t care about that (like if you’ve already rooted a long time ago), then keep reading the tutorial.

How to Flash Nexus 5 on Android 6.0.01 MMB29S Marshmallow

The best flashing guide I’ve found online comes from our friends at, who published their tutorial here. Check out that tutorial for complete and detailed instructions on how to flash the Nexus 5 whether you’re running Windows, Mac, or Linux.

How to Root Nexus 5 on MMB29S Android 6.0.01 Marshmallow

Once again, we turn to our friends at for this guide, which comprehensively explains how to root your Nexus 5 – including all of the command prompts you need to type in and even all the specific files you need to download.

Check out their excellent tutorial here.

Once you’ve finished rooting your new build on the Nexus 5, make sure you download Root Checker to make sure the process completed successfully!

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