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At the I/O 2014 conference Google unveiled Android L, its next major update for the Android mobile platform. This update brings a handful of new features apart from a radically revamped user interface. Soon after the announcement the Android L Developer Preview was released. Those who flashed it found that they couldn’t root it since no solution was available. Now though its possible to root Android L Developer Preview with SuperSU, the popular rooting application for Android devices.

Before SuperSU was updated to support Android L Developer Preview an alternate method had been discovered to root his software, though it was quite a lengthy procedure. Users needed a pre-rooted boot.img file which would then be flashed on to the supported device. It worked but it wasn’t the neatest of ways.

The SuperSU application is the work of recognized developer Chainfire. Upon his return from I/O 2014 the developer has pushed out an update for SuperSU today which gives it the ability to root Android L Developer Preview. The update’s primary focus is to bring support for this software and that it does.

Android L Developer Preview can only be downloaded on a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi). Since its unfinished software one can’t really use it as a daily driver, but its enough to get an idea of what the next Android update looks like. The SuperSU update is available for download here.

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