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How to Root Nexus 5 on Android M Developer Preview

Root Nexus 5 On Android MGoogle announced Android M developer preview before few days and we have posted a tutorial on How to Install Android M Developer Preview on Nexus 5, 6, 9 tablet and Nexus Player, If you install Android M on your device you won’t be able to root it using any rooting method, Auto-Root also isn’t compatible yet with Android M, waiting update from chainfire.
Today DespairFactor xda developer make it possible for Nexus 5 by modify the stock kernel, and we will show you on this post how to root Nexus 5 on Android M, for Nexus 6 please check our tutorial on how to root Nexus 6 on Android M.

Requirements:

  • Flashable kernel zip file mirror.
  • Nexus 5 running on Android M developer preview with unlocked bootloader, check our guide on how to unlock bootloader for Nexus 5.
  • Custom recovery (TWRP, CWM, Philz) installed on your device.
  • UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip file.

Steps:

  1. Download kernel “Despair.M.HH.R1.5.zip” and SuperSU “UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip” to your device.
  2. Reboot Nexus phone into recovery mode, check our guide on how to boot into recovery mode using adb commands.
  3. Press Install then navigate to the folder you place the downloaded zip files.
    TWRP Select zip to Install
  4. Tap “Despair.M.HH.R1.5.zip” file then Swipe to Confirm Flash.
    TWRP Flash zip file
  5. Back to the home screen, press Install then tap “UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip” file, then Swipe to Confirm Flash.
    TWRP Flash UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip
  6. Tap Reboot System to start up your device.
    TWRP Reboot System
  7. Once finish you will find SuperSU app icon on your device apps drawer.
    SuperSU on Android M

To confirm root access download and install Root Checker App from Google Play store then tap verify root.
Root Checker Nexus 5 Android M

That’s it you have successfully root your Nexus 5 on Android M developer preview.

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