Root Android N Developer Preview based Nexus (6P/5X/6/9)

By | March 15, 2016

Google released Android N developer preview for Nexus devices.Android N is available for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Pixel C, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player on Android Developer site to download.Android N developer preview is not the final version so it does not contain all the features of upcoming android version.But some new features are included that gives us a look at how the upcoming android version looks.

If you want to push your android device to its limit then you need to root your device.CF-Auto-Root test versions are released for Android N by Chainfire which allows you to get root access on your Android N developer preview based Nexus device.

WARNING – Rooting your smartphone will void its warranty.We are not responsible if your device gets damaged during the rooting procedure.Make sure your device has at least 50-60 percent battery backup.


  1. Google USB Driver
  2. Download CF-Auto-Root file for your Nexus device from given files:
You need to install Fastboot USB Driver for your Nexus device into your computer to flash these files and get root access.
  1. Unzip the Google USB Driver file into your computer.
  2. Connect your Nexus device to the computer using a data cable.
  3. Enable USB Debugging on your Nexus device.
  4. Open Device Manager on your computer and Right click on your Nexus device name.
  5. Select Update Driver Software and select Browse my computer for driver software.
  6. Then, click on Browse.. to select the folder where you unzip the Google USB Driver files.
  7. Tick the include subfolders option and click on Next to install USB Driver.

How to Root Android N based Nexus device

  1. Disconnect your device from the computer.
  2. Unzip the CF-Auto-Root file for your device into your computer.
  3. Switch off your Nexus device and boot into fastboot mode by pressing and holding Volume up, Volume down and power button simultaneously.
  4. Reconnect your Nexus with your computer.
  5. Open the folder where you unzip the file.
  6. Double click on root-windows file and it will open the command prompt for fastboot.
  7. Follow the instruction shown in command prompt to root your Android N based Nexus device.
After finishing this process your Android N Developer Preview based Nexus device (Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9) will be rooted.

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