Here is a complete tutorial on how to root Nexus 7 on the latest Android 5.1.1 LMY47V software update. Why should you root? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. A very minor and a small update by Google, but since it brings better stability, it is recommended to update your Nexus 7 2012 as soon as possible. We will be using the latest SuperSU as our root package and also include steps to install ClockworkMod Recovery in this tutorial. You can now root Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Nexus 7 2012 and also install ClockworkMod Recovery using the tutorial below.
As you continue reading below, will will guide you through all the steps of how to root Nexus 7 on Android 5.1.1 LMY47V 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. 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 7 Android 5.1.1 LMY47V Details:
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop was silently rolled out by Google earlier last week. There has not been a proper changelog as always yet, but think this is a very minor bug fix update. This will be the third Lollipop update to be released. We first saw Android 5.0, then came Android 5.1 Lollipop and now we have the minor update — Android 5.1.1. We have written a complete step by step tutorial on how to root the Nexus 7 tablet on this new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.
Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:
- Install Android 5.1.1: How to Update Nexus 7 to Android 5.1.1 LMY47V Lollipop Factory Image.
- Root Apps: You should check out our list of essential root apps that you should install.
- Install Lollipop: How to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For the complete collection of Lollipop based ROMs for the Nexus 7, visit our Custom ROMs page.
ASUS Nexus 7 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 5.1.1 USB drivers for Samsung Nexus 7 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 7 2012 (WiFi) on Android 5.1.1 LMY47V software version.