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Root Nexus 9 on Android 5.0 Lollipop LRX21L with SuperSU

How to Root Nexus 9 on Android 5.0 LRX21L Software Version

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Nexus 9 on Android 5.0 LRX21L. If you are used to rooting Google Nexus devices, then this should not be any different for you.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

To Remember:

  • This root method tutorial is only for Nexus 9. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the tablet.
  • Your tablet should be on Android 5.0 LRX21L software version.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download CF Root SuperSU v2.18 package designed specifically for the HTC Nexus 9.

Step 2 – Extract the downloaded ZIP into a folder.

Step 3 – Enable Developer Options on your Nexus 9 by tapping the Build Number section in the About Device menu found in Settings.

Step 4 – You will now notice a new tab pop up in the Settings menu which would be named “Developer Options“. Click it and then check “Enable OEM Unlock”  along with “USB Debugging

Step 5 – Enter Bootloader mode on your tablet. For that, you would be needed to press Shift key + Right click in the tools folder. Click on “Open a command window here..” from the menu which follows. Type:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 6 – Execute the “root-windows.bat” which you extracted in Step 2.

As soon as the Command window finishes, your device will reboot normally. Now you have a newly rooted Nexus 9!

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