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Tips to root Nexus 4, 5, 7, 9 & 10 on Android 5.0 Lollipop via CF Auto Root

Dear Readers! I have already told you earlier that the Nexus devices were the first ones to receive the official Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update. While all segments of the Nexus device including Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 & Nexus 10 have already received the Android 5.0 OS update, so now it’s time to root your Android on the Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware. Right? Any Android users who keeps little knowledge on Android will definitely want to root their device on the latest firmware they have updated. Since after update, your device gets ready for multi-tasking, so I thought to bring you the opportunity of multi-tasking. Yes friends, the easiest CF Auto Root method is now available for the Nexus devices and any user who has flashed the newest Android 5.0 Lollipop on his/her device, can implement the below given rooting process on their device. Don’t ask why because answer will be many to verse.

Well guys, if you have a Android handset with you and you have not yet rooted your device, then your device is of no use. Ask why and I shall give you many reasons to make you convinced. First of all, rooting your Smartphone gives you unconditional permission to make use of your device. Secondly, you will be free to download thousands of rooted apps from Google Play and augment your usability + entertainment, both at the same time. Third, you will be able to download and test varied CUSTOM ROMs on your device, since rooting will remove the factory restrictions. isn’t it great?

However, you must keep in your mind that the below mentioned update method is only for the said devices with Android 5 firmware. Utilizing the method in other devices might brick your device or can create bugs in it. Ypu will also void the warranty of your Smartphone after implementing this procedure. So remember, the rooting process if fully your headache and we at BlogZamana will never remain responsible if any issues occur in your Smartphone during the rooting process. So understand well, what you do. Now let’s take a look on the steps essential to initiate the rooting process.

NB: You need to unlock your Nexus device before starting the rooting process. If you have not already unlocked, then follow this article as Demo to unlock it. Then you can proceed towards the update.


  • One Nexus Device (Any one from Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 or Nexus 10)
  • Windows PC preloaded with required Nexus drivers. Else first download & install the drivers on your PC.
  • One original USB cable
  • Charge the battery if power is less than 80% to avoid unexpected device shut down.
  • Backup of personal data such as SMS, Contacts, videos, call logs & other files because in rooting procedure the data are wiped out.
  • Enable the USB Debugging option in your device.


Download the CF Auto Root file from the below given links as per your requirement.

  • Nexus 4 (http://goo.gl/LJOp1s)
  • Nexus 5 (http://goo.gl/Hglhz6)
  • Nexus 7 (http://goo.gl/jopMpZ)
  • Nexus 9 (http://goo.gl/P8LySG)
  • Nexus 10 (http://goo.gl/XpOkqA)
  • Odin (http://goo.gl/ophSxg)

Steps to root Nexus Device

  • First of all download the Nexus CF Root file from the above given links as per your requirement and extract it to the desktop of your PC.  The extracted folder will contain some of these files and image (folder), tools (folder), root-linux.sh, root-mac.sh and root-windows.bat.
  • Now you have to enter your device into bootloader mode. To do that at first switch off your Nexus device and then press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down button and then press the Power Button. Now your device will move into fastboot mode.
  • In fastboot mode, connect your handset to your PC via USB and in the extracted folder double-click on the root-windows.bat file. Follow the appearing screen instructions. Now the rooting process will initiate.
  • Once the rooting process finishes, click the prompts that appear on your screen and now will be rebooted automatically.

That’s it. Now you have successfully rooted  your Nexus device. In case of any issues get back to us in the comment section. We shall try to find out a solution for you. If you wanna check the status of your rooting, then the availability of the SuperSU app will ensure it. Check for the app in your App Drawer. if it’s already there, then you are all done.

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