Google has released the Android N Developer Preview few days back for some of the Nexus devices. As we know, Nexus devices are the first one to get the Android updates. If you own a Nexus device, you can flash the Android N firmware using this guide. Once you’ve updated, you might want to root Android N Developer Preview on your Nexus device.
Rooting an Android device gives a lot more control on your device and lets you decide what’s better for yourself. If you want to learn more about rooting and its benefits, feel free to browse our knowledge article.
The master developer Chainfire has cooked up a new way to root Android N developer preview. The method involves the most famous CF-Auto-Root . However, there will be trouble in running some apps that require root access. Here is a post about the apps that may not work on Android N dev preview by Chainfire.
- Charge your device above 60% to make sure it doesn’t die in the middle of the process which may be fatal sometimes.
- Make a backup of everything on your device so that you can restore the files if something goes wrong. Here’s the usual checklist:
- Install proper drivers on your PC. If you haven’t installed them already, you can follow our detailed USB driver installation guide.
- Setup ADB and Fastboot files on your PC. If you don’t know how, follow our detailed guide on how to setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
- Prepare your device:
- Enable developer options: Go to your device’s Settings » About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
- Enable USB Debugging: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the “USB debugging” checkbox (sometimes listed as Android Debugging)
- Enable OEM Unlock: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the“OEM Unlock” checkbox.
Download CF-Auto-Root zip file for your Nexus device from the below links.
How To Root Android N Developer Preview
- Grab the CF-Auto-root zip file for your device from the download section and extract it on your PC.
- Connect your device to PC and open the command prompt in the PC and type the below command:
- To confirm that your device is recognized by ADB, a message will appear “List of devices attached” along with your device serial number.
- Once you find your device’s serial number appearing in the message then type the below command in the command prompt to reboot into fastboot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
- If you are using a Windows PC, you can directly run the root-windows.bat file to start the rooting process.
- If you are on Linux/Mac machine, open the terminal and type the following command and then run the root-linux.sh/root-mac.sh file.
chmod +x root-linux.sh or chmod +x root-mac.sh
- Just follow the on-screen instructions and wait for the process to finish. Once the process end, your device will reboot automatically.
That’s it! You have rooted your device and can check if your Nexus device is properly rooted by installing the Root Checker application from the link below.
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