Nexus 9 tablet has been around since a few days and the big news is that the tablet has already received rooting treatment.
Nexus 9 has been suffering from quite a few problems and users have been reporting issues including light bleeds, making annoying click sounds. The reports aren’t widespread, but there have been a handful of people who have already reported such issues on social networking sites.
However, this particular piece isn’t about those issues. Thanks to Chainfire we have a working Nexus 9 root that packs an extra SuperSU specifically designed to work with the Nexus 9 only. According to Chainfire, the SuperSU for 64-bit devices has been around for quite a while, but it wasn’t really tested till now.
The rooting process is a manual one rather than an automated one because the CF-Auto-Root framework is yet to be updated to support 64-bit devices and ability to patch the kernels live, which is required for Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The steps required to be followed to root a Nexus 9 are:
- enable oem unlocking in Android developer options
- fastboot oem unlock
- fastboot boot inject.img
- fastboot flash boot patched.img
The developer notes: “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.”
We would recommend our readers not to go for the rooting process if you are not aware of the commands. Further if you do end up bricking your device somehow, we are not to blame for it.