Chainfire brings Auto-root tool to 6 more Nexus devices with Android 5.0 Lollipop



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.

[via +Chainfire]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I find Nexus Root Toolkit much easier to use. Also it has a Graphical User Interface and the possibility to unlock the bootloader for you.

    1. Couldn’t agree more. I have been using NRT since the day I got my nexus 5 without a single problem. Worked great on Lollipop as well.

  2. Thank goodness for Chainfire, recently rooted my 4.4.4 Note 4 without a hitch in 2 minutes.

  3. I’d rather not be a cam whore thanks.

  4. I usually just manually root (I have a nexus 5) but with the latest L update, nothing was working until I used this. Perhaps it is due to the version of SuperSU that Chainfire includes in CF auto root, but it works great. Especially once I stopped automatically trying to manually flash it as a boot image (oops) and just ran the bat file…

  5. now the root of Android 5.0 Lollipop from the stock kernel is now possible

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