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Enabling Root access in Lollipop

Android Root for Noks and kindle

So you’re up and running and enjoying Android Lollipop on your Nook or Kindle Fire.  Congratulations!

Many people after they’ve had it for a little while want to delve deeper into Android which requires enhanced permissions  to be able to access certain features.  These enhanced permission are refers to as ROOT.  Root is basically like gaining admin permissions to the whole operating system that is installed in your Nook or Kindle Fire.

So you're up and running and enjoying Android Lollipop on your Nook or Kindle Fire.  Congratulations!

Many people after they've had it for a little while want to delve deeper into Android which requires enhanced permissions  to be able to access certain features.  These enhanced permission are refers to as ROOT.  Root is basically like gaining admin permissions to the whole operating system that is installed in your Nook or Kindle Fire.

Pictures updated September 22nd 2016

WARNING:

Before we explain how to enable these features, be mindful that ROOT permissions can be very useful but they can also do a lot of harm if used without understanding what they are. These root permissions can enable you to do damage to your device, mostly only software damage which is recoverable rather than hardware but it can still stop your device working correctly if you start messing around without understanding what you are doing.  

Please be very careful with what you do once you enable these permissions and also be very selective about which apps you install which you grant these new permissions to.  

As a rule of thumb, if you don't know what ROOT is or how it works, DON'T enable it unless you specifically need to!

 

OK so lets get started!

By default, ROOT access is disabled in your Perfectly Android Lollipop for Nooks and Kindle HDs.  This is done as a safety measure  to ensure that users get a great experience at being able to modify their devices without being able to damage them.  So to enable ROOT there is a simple process to follow.  Just follow the 6 simple images and instructions and you'l have ROOT enabled in a couple of minutes.

1. Open settings app and select About Tablet at the bottom of the page.

2. Tap on Build Number several times to enable Developer menu

3. Keep taping till Developer is enabled appears

3. Tap back and select Developer Options

4. Scroll down and select Root access

5. Initially Select disabled

A strange bug in Lollipop initially shows Apps and ADB as enabled for Root access but it's not actually enabled yet, you need to disable then enable again first.

6. Into Root access again and select Apps and ADB

It's that simple, Root access is now enabled.  Any app that requires Root permissions will now show a request on screen for you to be able to agree to grant them or not.  You can grab on a one off basis or on a continuing basis.  Be very careful about which apps you grant permissions to.  This can be a big security risk as it can enable apps to collect personal data.

To disable Root Access again, just follow the instructions above from the point where you access ROOT menu  from Developer options and simply select disabled.

Enjoy your Rooted Android and be careful!

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