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How to root Android L [SuperSU updated]

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rongregoryred

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Jun 22, 2013
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Taipa Island, Macao
Hi Everyone, I just want to share this easy steps to root Android L.

Note: Android L is a Developer preview, it is not stable as the KitKat version and it is using ART runtime only, so not all apps are compatible.

Update: The v2.01 release fixes some incompatibility issues with the Android "L" Preview. There is no binary update over v2.00.


Zip file:
http://download.chainfire.eu/451/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip

Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.supersu

Download the latest TWRP here:
http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/hammerhead

rename the "openrecovery-twrp-2.7.1.1-hammerhead.img" to "recovery.img"

I recommend backup all your data/files in a PC, to avoid data loss. And don't blame me if you have a bootloop or stuck at boot logo.
TRY IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.


Boot into bootloader

For TWRP format cache first

Code:
fastboot format cache 
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Boot into recovery

Flash the SuperSU-v2.01.zip

Reboot

You now have root access.

Thanks to @Chainfire

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 
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k3mik4l

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Nov 3, 2012
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I have root access but cannot read/write to system. Is this a known issue at the moment?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Premium HD app
 
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ArkAngel06

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Jun 18, 2010
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I'm guessing this is the same as the other root method, where it roots your device, but some apps still don't work as root apps?

Titanium Backup is my main concern.
 

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