CF-Auto-Root Released for Google Nexus 4 on Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Google is providing Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for its Nexus devices. Now, even though OTA releases will be rolled out gradually, factory images are already available for all the Nexus branded smartphones and tablets out there, including Google Nexus 4.

Now, when updating with an official Android OS (it can be a manual update or an OTA flash) you will take your phone back to its initial state in matter of factory and default restrictions. This can mean only one thing: root access will be revoked.

The same will happen once you will update your Nexus 4 with Android 5.0 Lollipop. If on KitKat your smartphone was rooted, now it will be relocked and root access voided. So, in most situations you will have to re-root your device by using a new method that can be safely applied on the new Android system – Lollipop.

Since Android 5.0 brings new security features compared to previous Android releases, now ensuring root access can get really complex. So, before performing an unlock process you first have to be sure that the same method is safe, secured and compatible with your phone and with the firmware that runs on the same.

The best is that Chainfire has developed his highly appreciated one click root solution for the new Android built. Thus, now you can use CF-Auto-Root for ensuring root on your Google Nexus 4 that is powered by Lollipop firmware.

All you have to do is to download CF-Auto-Root on your computer, put your smartphone in bootloader mode and run the root exploit. After a few minutes your device will be unlocked and you will be able to perform other custom operations for improving the performances and for tweaking the Android system.

Of course, remember that the warranty of your Nexus 4 will get void when using CF-Auto-Root – this is still an unofficial operation and you will apply important changes that has nothing to do with Google. A backup is also a must before using this one click root solution, as your data might get corrupted or wiped out during the unlock process.

Note: if you don’t know how to use CF-Auto-Root for unlocking your Google Nexus 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop system, use the comments field from below and talk to us. We will then develop a proper and detailed tutorial in order to provide all the info you need.

You can download the root exploit for your smartphone from this page.

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Andy Stevenson

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