How to Root Nexus 4, 5, 7, 9 and 10 on Android 5 with Cf Auto Root

Cf Auto Root method is now available for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 , Nexus 9 and Nexus 10. All these nexus devices can now enjoy rooted Lollipop goodness thanks to Chainfire’s auto-root tool. This one is one of fastest and safest method to root the nexus devices. After this you can easily install the custom recovery and other rooted application on your nexus device. The script will also require an unlocked bootloader and will attempt to unlock your device if you haven’t already, so be sure to back any files up just in case. Here in this guide we’ll show you how to do thatr and how to get the root access on Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 , Nexus 9 and Nexus 10.


Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.

Root Nexus 4, 5, 7, 9 and 10 on Android 5


This guide is only for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 , Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.


Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.


Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.


You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.


Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.



If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.



Step 1. First unlock the bootloader of your phone, if you already done this then go to the next step.

Step 2. After this download the Nexus CF Root file from the below mention links and extract the folder on your desktop.

Nexus 4
Nexus 5
Nexus 7 2013
Nexus 9
Nexus 10

Step 3. In the extracted folder your will see some of these files and folder image (folder), tools (folder),, and root-windows.bat.

Step 4. Turn off your Nexus Android device so that it can be entered in the boot loader mode. Press Volume Down + Volume Up and then press the power button to enter the device in the boot loader mode.

Step 5. Once your device in fastboot mode, connect it to the desktop and double click on the root-windows.bat file and follow the on screen instructions as mentioned below.

Step 6. Wait for the process to complete and click any prompts on your phone that come up when asked to.

Step 7. Once done, you phone will be rebooted automatically.

That’s it, upon booting you will find the SuperSU app in the app drawer and your phone is successfully rooted.

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Arun is Android Fan and passionate about Mobile apps. He is currently using the Galaxy S 4 & Nexus 4 . For more info you can follow him on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

  • newbie

    can i lock bootloader after rooting?

    • Adnan Shamsi

      no thats not possible yet, but why would you want to re-lock the bootloader after rooting? your warranty is now void and if you want to get it back, unroot and then relock the bootloader. Hope I helped.

  • ruben

    hello! can i root the nexus 5 with 5.0.1 lollipop?