Root Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 5 on Android Lollipop Firmware

The latest version of Android Lollipop now can be installed on your currently running Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 5. Once you have updated, if you require root, here we have gone through the process on how to do it using the ChainFire rooting method.Nexus 5 Android Lollipop


Preparing Your Phone

  • Charge your phone to 60% battery life to avoid shutdown.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device by going through Settings > Developer Options.
  • Install the proper USB Drivers on your computer.
  • Setup ADB or Fastboot on your computer.
  • Your device should have bootloader unlocked.

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Root Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013

  • Open Command prompt in fastboot folder by right clicking on the empty space in the region.

    adb reboot bootloader

  • Connect your device to PC using USB cable.
  • Reboot the device in fastboot mode using the following command.

    fastboot oem unlock

  • Ensure that your device is bootloader unlocked or else unlock it by executing the following command.
  • Extract the kernels to the fastboot folder to get boot.img file.
  • Enter the following command prompt and press enter to flash modified kernel.

    fastboot flash boot boot.img

  • Boot device in the recovery mode once the flashing is done.
  • Install the SuperSU.Zip in the recovery.
  • Reboot your phone.

Root access on Android Lollipop running Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 model is now achieved.