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This took a few hours more than I had hoped, because it's both the first firmware on a new Android version as well as 64-bit. While there have been 64-bit builds of the SuperSU binary for a while now, they were untested until now, and unsurprisingly there were a few (minor) issues to fix before it worked properly.
As such, this root includes SuperSU v2.18, which is a special build for the Nexus 9, which you should definitely not try to put on any other device, nor should you put an older version of SuperSU on the Nexus 9.
I have not yet updated the CF-Auto-Root framework to be able to patch the kernels live (needed on 5.0) or support 64-bit, so this is a more manual root than usual.
It pretty much comes down do:
enable oem unlocking in Android's developer options
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot boot inject.img
fastboot flash boot patched.img
The included README.TXT is a little bit more extensive, but not by much, and if you don't know what the above does then maybe you shouldn't bother (yet).
Please note that many root apps will have issues with both Android 5.0 as well as 64-bit. There may also be more issues with SuperSU on 64-bit that I have not found yet.
The discussion thread on XDA can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-9/orig-development/root-t2929118
Guess it's time to fix up CFAR and update the new How-To SU with all the 5.0 specifics. That'll all take some time, though.
Good work, as usual!!!
You're on it right away as always, thanks!
Your the best !!!
Thank you, Sir.
Good work +Chainfire keep up the awesome work! ?
Well done, good sir.
Awesome work sir!
I'm fucking impressed. This was insanely fast, on a brand new iteration of Android - the biggest update yet, to boot. Congratulations.
Woah !!!! Awesome !!!
You sir ARE THE MAN!!!
You are the man Chainfire
BOSS, You're awesome!
How about for xperia m 4.3
When can we see 5.0 custom roms on the s5?
What took you so long??? ;-)
u are so fast!!!
+VGJFelix well at least root is available if you want it, when you get it that is lol
+Alan Clarke I have never rooted a device in the past. Never found the need to. I 'might' root my Nexus 7 just for some new video ideas.
+VGJFelix Well I have done just because of the extra little features you miss once you've had them, the xposed module is excellent got some neat additions to add, also like on original nexus 7 the sound level was poor so used viper4 android and boosted it no end
Great work, as usual! Will try it asap if my N9 arrives today.
You are the best brother
+John Motschenbacher you're right on target with your comment. Thank you sir Fire!
Need help to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G530H
Android Version: 4.4.4
Build No: KTU84P.G530HXXU1ANII
Any idea whether "survival mode" should still be possible eventually when updating via OTA on the Nexus 5?
This thread is useless without dmesgs....
Thanks for all the work.
Eu tenho no meu lg l1 tri
My god. You're quick dude. No way I'm letting you around my sisters.
+Akash Dikpati Those aren't his programs, it isn't his job to fix them.