Android Lollipop rolled out for most of the latest high-end smartphones and Nexus was the first device which comes with Lollipop pre-installed. After updating an Android smartphone, every Android users wish to get root access to the device’s internal file system to enjoy most of the apps and customizations. So if you are running the latest Android 5.0 LRX21O or Android 5.0.1 then here’s a good news for you that you can now root Nexus 6 with CF-Auto-Root method.
Actually rooting is a complicated process but thanks to Chainfire for providing the simplest and one click process to get a root access over an Android device. Here you’ll need to download the required CF-Auto Root package and then will use a custom recovery like CWM (ClockworkMod) recovery. After that SuperSU will be flashed using CF-Auto-Root.
So if you are interested to root your Nexus 6 running Android 5.0 LRX21O then follow the step-by-step guide to root Nexus 6 on Android 5.0 LRX21O Lollipop easily because after rooting your Nexus 6 you’ll be able to flash custom ROMs, can overclock the CPU, moving apps from the internal storage to SD Card, modification in system files, backup Android phone with Nandroid and enhanced battery life.
This guide containing the CF-Auto Root Package is only working with the Nexus 6 device. Do not use this guide for any other device or incorrect variant, as a result the device might be damaged. Verify the model number of your device before proceeding to the rooting guide.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to your Nexus 6 during or after the rooting process using CF-Auto Root method. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Backup all your important data and settings using a custom recovery like CWM / TWRP before proceeding to the rooting instructions. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Enable USB Debugging mode on your Nexus 6.
- Download and install LG Nexus 6 USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download and install Android SDK from the Android Developers website.
- Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows (Guide).
- Download Fastboot and extract it in android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory.
- Check the battery level of your Nexus 6 device, it should be charged at least about 80% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while rooting the phone.
Steps to Root LG Nexus 6 on Android 5.0 LRX21O:
Step No 1:- First of all, download and extract the CF-Auto-Root package (CF-Auto-Root-shamu-shamu-nexus6.zip) on the desktop of your PC for the Nexus 6.
Step No 2:- Now, plug the Nexus 6 with the PC using its USB data cable.
Step 3:- Power OFF the device in order to boot into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode.
Step No 4:- Power ON your phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power keys at the same time until the Fastboot menu appears.
The Fastboot directory will be in the platform-tools folder in your Android SDK directory.
Step No 5:- From the CF-Auto-Root files in your Fastboot directory, launch the ‘root windows bat’ file:
— Run root-windows.bat
— chmod +x root-linux.sh
— Run root-linux.sh
Mac OS X:
— chmod +x root-mac.sh
— Run root-mac.sh
Step No 6:- This process may take some time, so wait for the process to be finished successfully.
Step No 7:- The Nexus 6 will reboot now and it may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after rooting.
Done! You’ve successfully rooted Nexus on Android 5.0 firmware. Now verify by finding the SuperSU app in your apps list. You can download and install the Root Checker app from the given link to check that either your Nexus 6 is successfully rooted or not.
Let us know in the comments section below if you have any question or trouble while rooting the LG’s Nexus 6 running Android 5.0 Lollipop.