Google Nexus 5 — How to root lollipop 5.1 ?

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Mar 28, 2015 3:42:30 AM via Website

Can i use the same rooting method for lollipop 5.0 in my Nexus 5 with lollipop 5.1 built LMY47I ? Is there any possibility for bricking my device ? Thank you.

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Mar 28, 2015 12:58:47 PM via Website

I just flashed superSU, which is how I've always rooted my Nexus (I presume you have a custom recovery). Latest SuperSU (2.46) is here.

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Apr 3, 2015 7:54:50 PM via Website

Hi, I have flashed superSU 2.46 on TWRP after the install is finish, I just do reboot system now, and then I'm still not root, do you know why?

Thanks

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Apr 3, 2015 10:46:46 PM via Website

Which version of TWRP are you using? The latest version (2.8.6) has issues with some binaries. Until it's resolved use 2.8.5.3.

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Apr 4, 2015 11:15:11 AM via Website

Yes I'm using version 2.8.5.3 of TWRP

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Apr 4, 2015 11:18:30 AM via Website

Ok. Do you have the SuperSU app installed? If so, when you open it check if it needs updating, if it's not installed then re-download the zip and try again.

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Apr 4, 2015 5:08:53 PM via Website

I have the SuperSU app and when I launch it it says "no binaries SU have been installed". I will try and download SuperSU 2.46 again. OK so I was using SuperSU 2.16 this is why it was not working, I'm so silly :D

Thanks mate

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