Android 5.0 Lollipop Root for Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 2013 released by Chainfire!

Chainfire is on a rooting spree today. Only moments ago, Google released the Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for its Nexus devices and Chainfire has already posted root for all these devices.

Earlier today, Chainfire posted root for Moto x 2014 running on lollipop and for Nexus 7 2012 (WiFi) for which an Android 5.0 firmware was leaked. And just now, he has released root for the Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi) running on the just released Android 5.0 Lollipop builds.

Rooting with the CF Auto Root by Chainfire is simple, a one-click process. But you got to have an unlocked bootloader to be able to root your Nexus device using CF Auto Root. Just grab the CF Auto Root file for your device from the download links below and follow the simple instructions to root your Nexus device on Android 5.0 Lollipop.


 icon-download Download Nexus 5 CF Auto root for Android 5.0 Lollipop (12.27 MB)
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  Download Nexus 10 CF Auto root for Android 5.0 Lollipop (9.52 MB)
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  Download Nexus 7 2013 CF Auto root for Android 5.0 Lollipop (11.69 MB)
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Simple Instructions

  1. Boot into bootloader mode via adb or hardware buttons.
  2. Connect your Nexus device to your computer with a USB cable.
  3. Unzip the file on your computer.
  4. Run the root-windows.bat file.


UPDATE: Nexus 10 CF Auto Root link taken down as it’s reported to not working at this time. Also, there are some issues with Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 root as well. So you might want to hold on for root for now. We hope Chainfire would release a fix very soon. Check out Chainfire’s tweet below:

UPDATE 2: Chainfire figured out the issue with Nexus 10, says it was “a case of the OutOfSpacies on /system”. The link to Cf Auto Root for Nexus 10 is now back on this page.


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