Users who upgraded the software on their Nexus 9 tablets can use this easy and simple guide to root Nexus 9 as well. Root utility has been with Android since the very beginning of the Operating System. Root allows you greater access to the software which results in more flexibility and usability. After you have successfully rooted your Nexus 9 tablet, you would be able to install multitudes of apps direct from the Play Store that make use of root. A prime example of these root apps is system backup image creator which lets you backup an image for your device which you can restore to afterwards. Coming to the actual procedure, we will use latest TWRP custom recovery coupled with SuperSU package. The whole process has been explained below along with tips. Before proceeding, we recommend you read our previous guide: Update Nexus 9 to Android 7.1.1 N4F26M Nougat. Not so sure whether if root is worth it? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. You can now root Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Nexus 9 using the tutorial below.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through all the steps of how to root Nexus 9 on Android 7.1.1 N4F26M Nougat software update with backup tips and other important points given below that you should keep in mind. Read our list of the essential root apps available! Again, be aware that this guide will not show you how you can install a custom recovery. 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 9 Android 7.1.1 N4F26M Details:
Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 9 devices. These are the major changes in final release of Android 7.1.1, as per Google:
The newer firmware now sports the latest January 2017 security patch. It is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat which itself has loads of new features such as Google assistant integration, better Android Pay and more. Moreover, with newer builds, we do expect newer hardware drivers which therein improve the overall performance of the device.
In case you want to update Nexus 9 to Android 7.1.1 N4F26M Nougat using the official OTA software update or with the official factory image, read the following tutorials:
- Factory Image: How to Update Nexus 9 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat Factory Image.
Also, you might be interested in the following posts:
- Install Nougat: How to Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of custom ROMs on Team Android, visit our Custom ROM section!
HTC Nexus 9 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 7.1.1 USB drivers for HTC Nexus 9 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.
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 Nougat.
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 9 on Android 7.1.1 N4F26M software version.