Chainfire began the root train for Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 9, and now that the upgrades are out for most other Nexus devices you will be happy to know that more have joined in on the fun. Six devices in all can now enjoy rooted Lollipop goodness thanks to Chainfire’s auto-root tool. Here’s the quick list:
- Nexus 4
- Nexus 5
- Nexus 7 2012
- Nexus 7 2013
- Nexus 9
- Nexus 10
We imagine the Nexus 6 and some Google Play Edition devices will be added to that list as images and firmware for those devices become available. Chainfire notes that he is still using a multiple file distribution for auto-root as he continues to work on making his tool compatible with more Android 5.0+ devices.
As such, you’re still going to need to manually boot your device into fastboot mode to allow the script to flash SuperSU into the system. The script will also require an unlocked bootloader and will attempt to unlock your device if you haven’t already, so be sure to back any files up just in case (as the unlock process forces a data wipe). Be sure to head to Chainfire’s site here for the downloads for your specific device, and jump through to the source link if you’re interested in the notes straight from Chainfire himself.