How to root Nexus device with CF-Auto-Root
Many people love to buy an Android device because it offers amazing customization even rooting an Android device voids limitations of manufacture and gives you super users rights over your phone and lets you customize any aspect of device, customization is one of great benefit that force us to root our Android devices.
But rooting is not really easy, you need to use very complicated methods to root your Android device even wrongs moves can brick your device and even may lose the warranty of device, but a senior XDA developer Chainfire has made it really with CF-Auto-Root tool, first CF-root tool was available just for Samsung devices but later Chainfire released the tool for Nexus devices and it root the device in no time, even newbies can try this because it’s very safer than others, however CF-root tool isn’t available for older Nexus devices yet such as Nexus One and Nexus S but Chainfire has released it for all latest Nexus devices.
The below guide walks you through how to root Nexus devices using CF-Auto-Root tool to obtain super users rights over the device. Keep in mind that the bootloader of your Nexus device must be unlocked, you may use WugFresh all-in-one toolkit to unlock the bootloader or use this guide to unlock the bootloader of Galaxy Nexus, this guide for Nexus 4, this guide for Nexus 7 and this guide for Nexus 10.
Make sure you’re using Windows PC with Android ADB installed, you may follow our this guide to install Android ADB drivers also install Nexus drivers on the PC. Make sure device battery is charged and back up everything because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for your Nexus devices from here (official page, download links are available at the bottom of page for Nexus).
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into C:\ drive.
Step #3: Turn your Nexus device off.
Step #4: Reboot your Nexus device into fastboot mode, to do so reboot device by holding down volume down and power buttons until screen turns on.
Step #5: Once you’re in fastboot mode, plug your device to computer using a USB cable, the PC may ask for driver installation, let the installation finish.
Step #6: Open up the folder where you’ve unzipped the CF-Auto-Root package and run root-windows.bat file.
Step #7: Press any key to start rooting, your device will reboot during rooting but once the rooting is done, your device will reboot into download mode.
That’s it, you’re done, go to App Drawer and make SuperSU app is installed or go to Google Play Store and download app. Your Nexus device is rooted now, if you experience any error, do comment. Be sure to visit the Chainfire profile to thanks/donate him for this great effort.