Root Your Nexus Device on #Lollipop easily with CF-AutoRoot


Hey there fellow Doriders :

Google having finally released Lollipop to all Nexus Devices, OTA and Factory images found here for your download pleasure. All we need now is an easy way to Root it to enjoy it the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

+Chainfire has updated his famous, and easy to use Root tool CF-AutoRoot that you can find here for your Nexus devices running Lollipop. The tool now has latest version of SuperSU v2.20 which he didn't update on Play Store yet.

Without further a do, let's get to it shall we?




First off here is CF-AutoRoot for the various Nexus Devices :

  • Nexus 4 -> Download
  • Nexus 5 -> Download
  • Nexus 6 -> Coming Soon...
  • Nexus 7 (2012/WiFi) -> Download
  • Nexus 7 (2012/Mobile) -> Coming Soon...
  • Nexus 7 (2013/WiFi) -> Download
  • Nexus 7 (2013/Mobile) -> Coming Soon...
  • Nexus 9 -> Download
  • Nexus 10 -> Download


Now on with the guide. As you can see from video above, this method was used to root on an older version of Android. Same method applies for Lollipop. But in case you want written version, here it is for your convenience ;)

I will cover both OSX and Windows in this guide.

I. Before You Begin

1. This will wipe your device. (Only if bootloader is still locked otherwise this step will error out ignore it)
2. This procedure is for Windows devices but for Mac or Linux simply chmod the file and then run it via Terminal.
3. Turn on USB Debugging by doing the following:
a. Go to Settings > About Phone and tap on Build Number over and over until it says you are now a developer.
b Hit back.
c. Tap on Developer Options.
d. Turn ON USB Debugging.
4. Download and Install the USB Drivers.

USB Driver installation guide...

To install the Android USB driver on Windows 7 for the first time:

1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port.
2. Right-click on Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
3. Select Devices in the left pane.
4. Locate and expand Other device in the right pane.
5. Right-click the device name (such as Nexus S) and select Update Driver Software. This will launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
6. Select Browse my computer for driver software and click Next.
7. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder.
8. Click Next to install the driver.
Or, to upgrade an existing Android USB driver on Windows 7 with the new driver:
1. Connect your Android-powered device to your computer's USB port.
2. Right-click on Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
3. Select Device Manager in the left pane of the Computer Management window.
4. Locate and expand Android Phone in the right pane.
5. Right-click Android Composite ADB Interface and select Update Driver. This will launch the Hardware Update Wizard.
6. Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
7. Select Search for the best driver in these locations; un-check Search removable media; and check Include this location in the search.
8. Click Browse and locate the USB driver folder.
9. Click Next to upgrade the driver.

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II. Root your Nexus device

1. Download the CF Auto Root program from the links above and save it to your Desktop (it’s in the second post on that page under Download).
2. Right-click it and hit Extract All.
3. Turn off the Nexus 5.
4. Turn it back on by holding down Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power at the same time.
5. Plug it in via USB cable.
6. Double click the root-windows.bat file (or if using Mac, open Terminal from Applications > Utilities and type chmod +x root-mac.sh then hit enter and then type ./root-mac.sh and hit enter to run it).
7. Wait for it to finish and click any prompts on your phone that come up when asked to.

That just about covers it y'all...



Enjoy your brand new Rooted Lollipop ;)

Source : TheUnlockr.com

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