Google Nexus 9 or HTC Nexus 9 is a high quality Android tablet, which comes with a powerful 8.9 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display powered by a 2.3 GHz dual-core processor along with 2 GB RAM and the device runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system which is upgradable to Android 5.1.1. If you are using this tablet and looking for a way to gain root privileges, then you are in the right webpages as I have given a tutorial to root Google Nexus 9 here.
By following this rooting tutorial given here, you will be able to unlock bootloader of your Nexus 9 device along with rooting it. Once you have gained root privileges in your tablet, you will be able to install custom ROM firmware’s, custom-built Android applications and do a lot more things with it.
WARNING: Rooting your Nexus tablet will void its warranty and you won’t be able to claim it until you unroot your device. Also, there is a chance that your device might get bricked by following this rooting procedure. So, if anything bad happens to your device by following this tutorial, do not held me responsible.
1) Before getting started with a rooting procedure, it is extremely important to take backup of personal data in your tablet. So, take a complete backup of personal data in your device before proceeding with the tutorial given below.
2) Download Google Nexus 9 USB driver and install it in your computer. Only by doing so, you will be able to connect your Android tablet with the PC or laptop computer successfully.
3) Now, enable USB debugging mode in your Google Nexus 9 device by following this path: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging. Also in the same screen, tick the box next to “Enable OEM unlock“. If you can’t see the Developer Options in your Settings screen, enable it by following this path: Settings -> About Phone -> Build Number (tap on it for 7 times to enable Developer Options).
4) Make sure that you have deactivated or uninstalled antivirus programs in your computer as they tend to interrupt the rooting procedure. Also, ensure that your Nexus 9 device has at least 70% battery backup in it before getting started with the tutorial given below.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Unlock Bootloader Of Google Nexus 9:
1) To get started, download Minimal ADB and Fastboot and install it in your computer. Once done, launch its window.
2) Next, switch off your Google Nexus 9 tablet and boot it into the Fastboot mode by pressing the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power button simultaneously. Once your device boots into Fastboot mode, connect it to your computer using the original USB data cable.
3) To unlock bootloader of your device, enter the following command:
fastboot oem unlock
4) Once you have entered the command, press the “Volume Up” key to select the “Yes, Unlock Bootloader” option and then press the Power button key in your Nexus 9 device to unlock its bootloader.
5) Once the bootloader unlocking process is completed, your device will reboot automatically.
That’s it. Now you have successfully unlocked bootloader of your Google Nexus 9 Android tablet. Let’s find out how to root your device.
Tutorial To Root Google Nexus 9:
1) To get started, download Nexus 9 Root package, extract it and save the extracted files in the same folder where you have installed the Minimal ADB and Fastboot in your computer (C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot).
2) Next, launch the Minimal ADB and Fastboot window. Once done, connect your Nexus 9 tablet to your computer and boot your device into fastboot mode by entering the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
3) Once your device boots into the fastboot mode, enter the following command:
fastboot boot inject.img
4) Now, your device will boot from inject.img. Next, you will need to patch the kernel in your device by entering the following command:
fastboot flash boot patched.img
5) To finish the rooting process, reboot your device by entering the following command:
That’s it. Now you have successfully rooted your Google Nexus 9 Android Tablet. For confirmation, open up your Apps menu and look for SuperSU app. If you can find it there, then your device is successfully rooted. Alternatively, you can use the Root Checker for Android app to confirm the root privileges in your device.
If you encounter any issues while following this rooting tutorial of Google Nexus 9, drop a comment below. We will revert back as soon as possible.