Rooting ADT-1 on LPX13D
Posted on 2014-10-19, 43 comments, 252 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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Molly also has an OTA available to LPX13D. It only took me a couple of hours to get my ADT-1 to actually accept it. As with the new Nexus 5 and 7 previews, this device needs a modified kernel for root.

It's all a bit clumsy and will be easier in the future, but here's how you get root on it:

Or in short, flash the modified kernel, apply autoroot, manually install the latest SuperSU package with Android TV support.

SuperSU Download

Brian Thompson commented on 2014-10-19 at 21:18:


Jean-Louis Majerus commented on 2014-10-19 at 21:41:

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Jean-Louis Majerus commented on 2014-10-19 at 22:26:

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Oscar Feliz commented on 2014-10-19 at 22:56:

You sir are an android god :o its so awesome that you do this work and share it for the world to see

Jeffrey Valera commented on 2014-10-19 at 23:40:


Ted Phillips commented on 2014-10-19 at 23:44:

Giantpune on #gtvhackers also has a boot.img for root on the latest ota.

kenneth grimes commented on 2014-10-20 at 02:29:

Can the note 4 be rooted

Michael Lambert commented on 2014-10-20 at 21:58:

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Michael Lambert commented on 2014-10-20 at 21:58:

Great job +Chainfire

Ahmed Athyf commented on 2014-10-21 at 04:23:

its working fine for me. i first flash latest TWRP recovery, then a modified radio, then CF modified kernel and then SU..

Daniele Febei commented on 2014-10-21 at 14:45:

+Ahmed Athyf where did you find modified radio, can you link it?

Ahmed Athyf commented on 2014-10-21 at 17:04:
Daniele Febei commented on 2014-10-21 at 17:45:

+Ahmed Athyf did you flash it by fastboot?

Abhinav Aruna Pandit commented on 2014-10-21 at 18:47:

Why dont you boss at google... they r still very much behind of you in terms of algorithms

Ahmed Athyf commented on 2014-10-21 at 20:14:

+Daniele Febei nop. twrp recovery

Daniele Febei commented on 2014-10-21 at 21:59:

thank you +Ahmed Athyf can you post me the CF kernel?

Ahmed Athyf commented on 2014-10-21 at 22:01:

so you didn't try CF kernel yet. I thought you were actually having a problem after flashing CF modified kernel

Daniele Febei commented on 2014-10-21 at 22:05:

the problem is that flashing the modified kernel just does nothing, nothing changes, no root..

Ahmed Athyf commented on 2014-10-21 at 22:08:

oh man.. after flashing the the kernel, flash the superSU by CF. you are flashing that kernel so that the SuperSU can work.

Nolen Johnson commented on 2014-10-21 at 22:44:

+Chainfire Hey man, kinda new to the Molly scene, wondering if an OTA can be accepted with this Boot.img flashed? Thanks man.

Nolen Johnson commented on 2014-10-21 at 23:21:

Also, what block is the Boot partition? Running "cat /proc/partitions/" gives me Al blocks mounted, but "ls -al /dev/block/platform/dw_mmc/by-name" returns permission denied (normally works in non-root mode doesn't it?)

Daniele Febei commented on 2014-10-21 at 23:57:

+Ahmed Athyf I flash the kernel and flash de SU uppdate from CF. Then I reboot but nexus isn't rooted and in device infos kernel is still the google one... dunno!

Michael Lavi commented on 2014-10-22 at 02:10:

What are the benefits of rooting the ADT-1?  

Dr.Anshuman Khobragade commented on 2014-10-22 at 11:25:

After flashing modified boot.IMG , my phone not booting.. Kindly fix this.

Rahul Zain commented on 2014-10-22 at 13:34:

im stuck on what chainfire means by apply cf auto root can someone clear this up for me?

Ahmed Athyf commented on 2014-10-22 at 13:36:

+Daniele Febei after flashing the kernel.. and SU .. did Yuh open the SU to see whether its working?

Rahul Zain commented on 2014-10-22 at 13:38:

It says rooted and so does root checker but i cant seem to use the es file explorer root directory so im trying again. Any help?

Daniele Febei commented on 2014-10-22 at 13:55:

+Ahmed Athyf I did. It asks me for binaries manual update. I tried flashing N5_root_boot then CF kernel and then SuperSU. It just starts booting in loop entering automatically in twrp recovery without boot the system. I made a factory reset but nothing changed. Then I recover a previous backup...

Mitchell Berry commented on 2014-10-22 at 18:15:

I'm still stuck  trying to get the update to take on my ADT-1.  It had downloaded it and it would not reboot, unrooted, factory reset then it looked like it applied and rebooted but it didnt actually update.  Same problem with sideload over ADB, the update still won't stick.  It is some consolation that it took CF a couple of hours to get it to take, ill try more tonight.

Boyd Mouritsen commented on 2014-10-23 at 00:09:

+Daniele Febei  are you trying to root the ADT-1, or Nexus? It appears

+Ahmed Athyf posted a radio for the Nexus and not the ADT-1. This post was about ADT-1. Just wanted to point that out.

On another note, to anyone running the root boot.img from the previous preview version of Android TV -  how in the world do you get the ota to actually update? I've tryed a ton of things and the closest I've gotten was booting without network functionality. Any advice?

Daniele Febei commented on 2014-10-23 at 17:07:

+Boyd Mouritsen it was for nexus 5..

ETA PRIME commented on 2014-10-26 at 01:06:


Garrett Rhodes commented on 2014-11-10 at 19:12:

I'm having issues with getting 

CF-Auto-Root to work

Serge Lobatch commented on 2014-11-20 at 01:25:

+Rahul Zain what did he mean? confused by this too

Serge Lobatch commented on 2014-11-20 at 02:08:

+Rahul Zain and for anyone else wondering -- unzip the CF-auto-root zip, "sudo chmod +x ./" and then "./"


Mitchell Berry commented on 2014-11-20 at 19:20:

I finally got an "stock" image and was able to update after flashing that on it.

Ahmed Mustafa commented on 2014-11-21 at 16:49:

Does anyone know why I'd get a "No SU binary installed." Can someone guide me to the right place? I can't seem to find a solution Nexus 5 - 5.0

ETA PRIME commented on 2014-11-23 at 05:15:

+Ahmed Mustafa Try the steps again i had the same problem second install work fine for me.

Serge Lobatch commented on 2014-12-02 at 04:56:

+Liang Wei​, you should notice two things -- one, you can execute 'adb shell' and then 'sudo' or 'su', two, you should notice that Super User is installed as an application in the lean back launcher.

Ben Steel commented on 2015-02-24 at 14:04:

Any word on a CF-approved root for 5.0.2? There are other root out but I would prefer one from CF.  Ideally I'd like to see a root method with no modified kernel so that we won't have headaches when an OTA is pushed.  I spent hours recovering my ADT-1 when the LRX22G OTA was released...

Rob Hart commented on 2015-04-02 at 03:49:

Anyone tried this on 5.0.2 (LRX22G) at all?

Mitchell Berry commented on 2015-09-19 at 03:43:

+Ben Steel 

just did this on 5.0.2 with modified steps:

instead of flashing the modified kernel (step 2)  just do:

fastboot boot boot.img

which boots using it once, then after running the cf-autoroot .bat file you do (AGAIN):

adb reboot bootloader

thats the nice thing of doing it that way it boots ONCE using the boot.img file instead of replacing the inplace kernel, handy i guess testing a modified kernel of whatever.

Keith Manns commented on 2016-01-08 at 04:10:

Having issue with rooting.  I have ADT-1 but with lollipop.  It came with the update.  I connect it to my computer, and it shows as available, but it says unauthorized.  It wont let me go into bootloader to flash the recovery

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