If you have already got your hands on the new tablet from HTC and you’re now itching to tinker with it, rest assured, as Chainfire has released a method to root Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 tablet was unveiled only a couple of weeks back and it comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop straight out of the box. There had been some speculation that the new software would make it harder to achieve root access but that’s certainly not the case here.
Those who keep up with Android rooting scene would probably know who Chainfire is. He’s the developer of the popular SuperSU root application, and also the man behind this method to root Nexus 9.
This is a manual root method so it requires a bit of practise. Chainfire offers a simple way to achieve root through the CF-Auto-Root framework but that hasn’t been updated for Nexus 9 or Android 5.0 Lollipop. So if you have no prior experience with manual rooting I suggest you read up on that first before trying this on your Nexus 9.
Those who are accustomed to rooting their devices manually can follow the instructions provided by Chainfire here. Keep in mind that this root includes a special build of SuperSu that’s meant only for this tablet, do not install it on any other Android device.