We published a guide on how to update your Nexus 10 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop yesterday. However, if you are willing to do more than just updating like rooting your tablet. This is the guide for you. The rooting process is fairly straightforward and completely noob proof.

Follow the guide below and learn how to root your Nexus 10 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.


  • Download the Samsung USB drivers from here.
  • Enable USB debugging by going to Settings > About Phone > Tapping the build number 8 times > Settings > Developer options.
  • Download the latest SuperUser zip from here and place it in your Nexus 10.
  • ADB set up and ready. Check the guide on how to set up ADB.
  • Download fastboot from here.
  • Download the recovery from here and place in your Nexus 10.

How To Root Nexus 10 Running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

  1. Turn off the device and boot into Fastboot mode by pressing the volume up button and power button.
  2. Now navigate to your Fastboot folder that should be android-sdk-windows\platform-tools and open command prompt there by pressing and holding the shift key and pressing right click on choosing ‘open command prompt here’ from the list.
  3. Once the command prompt opens; enter the following command.
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-
  4. Once the recovery is flashed, simply choose recovery from the the fastboot menu and reboot in recovery.
  5. Once in recovery, scroll down and select ‘install zip from SD card’ and press the power button to make the selection.
  6. Now use the volume keys to navigate down to the superuser zip and select it using the power button.
  7. You’ll be prompted, simply choose ‘yes’ by pressing the power button.
  8. Once the installation is ready; go to  “+++++Go Back” and reboot your device.

That’s it, you have successfully rooted Nexus 10 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop; for any queries, feel free to let us know.


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