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How To Root Asus Nexus 7 on Android 5.0 Lollipop [2012 variant]


The Google’s Nexus 7 has been a best $200 in 2012 and still playing a good roll in market. It is pure Android tablet and it can make a dent for competitors. With a sharp screen and simple design, it is the best weapon to experience Android operating system. Google has already updated this to latest Lollipop version and you can root it. In order to root Nexus 7 Android 5.0 Lollipop update, all you need to do, load the .img file containing SuperSU and you are done.

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.

How To Root Asus Nexus 7 on Android 5.0 firmware

Make sure you have unlocked the bootloader of device and Android SDK drivers are installed on computer properly.

Step #1: Turn the device off.

Step #2: Boot device in bootloader mode by holding down volume up, volume down and power buttons.

Step #3: Connect the device to computer.

Step #4: Download the Nexus 7 CF-Auto-Root tool zip package.

grouper (Nexus 7 Wi-Fi): CF-Auto-Root-grouper-nakasi-nexus7.zip
tilapia (Nexus 7 3G): CF-Auto-Root-tilapianakasig-nexus7.zip

Step #5: Unzip the file and run one of following file depending on your computer’s OS:

– Windows:
— Run root-windows.bat

– Linux
chmod +x root-linux.sh
— Run root-linux.sh

– Mac OS X
chmod +x root-mac.sh
— Run root-mac.sh

Step #6: Follow the on-screen instructions and keep an eye on both the computer and the device.

That’s it, you are done. Enjoy and if you run into any roadblock, you can leave comments and let us know.

Via: XDA

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