How to Attain Root Access on Android 5.0 Developer Preview

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Android L  With Android L coming closer and closer to release, Google continues to tease us in all sorts of ways. Google had posted a video that teased the new sweet treat that would represent the new Android version. This sweet turned out to be Lollipop which they announced on October 15, 2014. With this announcement the Android L Developer Preview was updated 2 days after for the Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7 (Wifi). For those of you who are dying to try the sweet smoothness of L along with Root Access continue to read on.

Note: This method requires you to unlock your device’s bootloader so that means any existing warranty will be lost. In order to get your warranty back you must re-lock the bootloader which I will explain how to do. Also this method is for Windows. Also you will need to have drivers installed. So go here and download and install the drivers that have the heading “Rooting Drivers”

Files Needed

Nexus Root Toolkit


1. Run the Nexus Root Toolkit file and install it

2. Once the program starts it will ask for your device. Make sure you put your device either a Nexus 5 or The 2013 Nexus 7 (Wifi). For version make sure you select Android 5.0 LPX13D. It will ask if you want to download some files I suggest you do for you will need them in the rooting procedure.

3. Once you’re all set up, Click unlock to unlock the bootloader of your device. This will activate a script that will give you instructions to follow. This will wipe your device so make sure you’re backed up.

4. After your phone is back on and set up click Flash Stock and Unroot. Since the version that was chosen in the setup was Android L, it will dow


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