*WARNING – In this step we unlock the bootloader, doing this will ERASE EVERYTHING on your phone!!!
fastboot oem unlock
./fastboot-mac oem unlock
sudo ./fastboot-linux oem unlock
Step 7. Hit the Power button to unlock the bootloader then your phone will automatically reboot.
Step 8. Once rebooted, sign in.
Step 9. Copy the SuperSU zip file you downloaded earlier to your Nexus 6 storage.
Step 10. Power off your Nexus 6 then hold down Volume Down and Power buttons together until you see the bootloader menu.
Connect a micro-USB cable from your Nexus 6 to your computer.
Step 11. Next type:
fastboot flash recovery PUTYOURRECOVERYNAMEHERE.img
./fastboot-mac flash recovery PUTYOURRECOVERYNAMEHERE.img
sudo ./fastboot-linux flash recovery PUTYOURRECOVERYNAMEHERE.img
Make sure to replace PUTYOURRECOVERYNAMEHERE.img with the CWM or TWRP recovery image file you downloaded earlier.
Step 12. Go back to your phone and choose “Recovery mode” with the Volume buttons then hit the Power button to enter your newly installed CWM or TWRP recovery.
Step 13. Choose “Install” or “install from sdcard”.
Step 14. Browser your storage and find the SuperSU zip file and install it.
Step 15. Reboot and you will find SuperSU app in your app drawer. Open up SuperSU and if it asks you to update binaries, choose “Continue” then “Normal”.
Step 16. To verify you have full root, download and run any rooted app like Titanium Backup app. You should see a Superuser request window pop up. If you see this, congrats! You have successfully rooted your Nexus 6!
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