In case you just updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop LMY47D, you can now root Nexus 10. Android 5.1 has been released by Google after it was available to only a few Android One devices in Indonesia. The factory images are now already available for download. Just like every other Nexus device that has received the new Android 5.1 LMY47D Lollipop firmware update, you can now root Nexus 10 with our complete guide. Why should you root? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Make sure you have already updated Nexus 10 to Android 5.1 LMY47D Lollipop OTA update. You can now root Nexus 10 with Android 5.1 Lollipop and also install ClockworkMod Recovery and latest version of SuperSU.
As you continue reading below, will will guide you through all the steps of how to root Nexus 10 on Android 5.1 LMY47D Lollipop software update with backup tips and other important points given below that you should keep in mind. Installation of the latest CWM / TWRP Recovery is also part of the tutorial. ClockworkMod 6 recovery will bring a long list of features to your phone and all the stuff you can do with it. In case you have problems connecting your phone with the computer, make sure USB drivers are properly installed and read the tips below. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
Root Nexus 10 Android 5.1 LMY47D Details:
Android 5.1 Lollipop was just announced earlier today and we already now have the new Android 5.1 LMY47D Lollipop factory image files for all the Nexus family of devices. This will be the second major update to Lollipop after the first one was released a few months back. We have written a complete step by step tutorial on how to root Nexus 7 on Android 5.1 Lollipop update. For those who have just found out about the new Android 5.1, this is mostly a bug fix update with some minor new features.
Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:
- Install Android 5.1: How to Update Nexus 10 to Android 5.1 LMY47D Lollipop Factory Image.
- Root Apps: You should check out our list of essential root apps that you should install.
- Try Lollipop on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For the complete collection of Lollipop based ROMs for the Nexus 5, visit our Custom ROMs page.
Samsung Nexus 10 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 5.1 USB drivers for Samsung Nexus 10 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Lollipop.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now go to next page and root Nexus 10 on Android 5.1 LMY47D software version.