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.
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.
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.