Root Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 On Android M

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    Google made quite a few changes in the Android M Preview build. Some of those changes broke root for our devices. Chainfire has already stated that he is working on root for Android M, but while you wait on a new SuperSU package you can actually root your Nexus 5 or Nexus 6 on Android M now! The process is super easy. All you will need to do is download the Despair Kernel for your device from below, and the SuperSU zip. Once you flash the custom kernel you will be able to root your phone by flashing the SuperSu.zip once more! This does require an unlocked bootloader and TWRP.

    Despair Kernel Nexus 5
    Despair Kernel Nexus 6
    SuperSU beta 2.49


    EDIT: credit to our outstanding developer @buckmarble who's kernel code was key in getting this working on M build.

    you can find his Nexus 6 thread linked below with both lollipop and M kernel downloads...

    KERNEL Elite Kernel Shamu 5-27-15 UBER Nexus 6 XDA Forums
     
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    nice..........
     
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    My kernel works for SU too. The SU fix in the Despair kernel for N6 was mine. Nice to see someone else getting all the credit for my fix.......
     
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    done deal my friend... and OP updated... Thank you for your work as one of many Nexus 6 users we appreciate it tremendously... love Nexus!

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