How to Root NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 (Lollipop 5.1.1) with PC

How to Root NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 (Lollipop 5.1.1) with PC – NVIDIA is known as chipset manufacturers are already launched several series Shield cool tablet as a gaming tablet. In the fourth quarter of 2015, NVIDIA is headquartered in Taiwan officially released the super gaming tablet called NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1. With comprehensive landscape display, this tablet Shield offers a performance that is strong enough to run the game even with the size of the weight.

Specifications of NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 is indeed promising gaming capabilities are ready to spoil the gamers. Disadvantages of NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 that is not equipped with a SIM slot that does not support mobile capability but rely on Wi-Fi connectivity. Nonetheless a more affordable price, NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 is ready to become the smart choice for those who like to linger for playing games.

In this post Smartphone Clinic will provide a tutorial about Root and Install CWM Recovery on NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 with PC. Make sure that your NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet running on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. If your device is a totally different model, it will not work (may even brick) ! In this tutorial we use Widows computer. Root your device at your own risk.


  • Make sure your phone battery is charged to 70% or more
  • Backup your device data
  • Download & Install the Minimal ADB/Fastboot on your PC
  • Make sure you install the NVIDIA ADB Drivers on your PC, if you haven’t already.
  • Download CWM recovery and SuperSU root package on your PC and Rename the SuperSU to

How to Root NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 (Lollipop 5.1.1) with PC

  • Enable USB Debugging, by open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging
    (If Developers Option is hidden, go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (tap on it for 5-8 times)
  • Copy the CWM image and SuperSU to the where you installed the Mini ADB/Fastboot.
    • It should on : C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot
  • Click the link created by the Mini ADB/Fastboot installation. It should open a DOS console already at the install folder.
  • Make sure your device is connected on the pc by copy+paste this command In the Windows console:
    • adb.exe devices
  • If your device is connected let’s continue. In the same command prompt execute this command:
    • adb reboot bootloader
  • From the rebooted tab, using the Volume keys select Load fastboot protocol and use the Power to confirm
  • Again in the Windows PC type this command:
    • fastboot oem unlock
  • Press the Volume Down button to select this and Power button to select Unlock bootloader option on your device (Warning! This step will wipe out the data of the device.)
  • Next install the recovery by execute this command:
    • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • On the tablet, select recovery reboot
  • You should get the CWM recovery. From the recovery, select install zip from >> install from sideload
  • Flash the root package by execute this command in the console:
    • adb sideload
  • Once the installation is completed, go back to CWM recovery and select reboot system. CWM will ask you to keep root, say Yes for this

For more details, please watch following video:

Congratulation! Now your NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet was rooted. You can verify that your NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is successfully rooted or not by downloading Root Checker App on Play Store. Hopefully the article of How to Root NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 (Lollipop 5.1.1) with PC useful for you. Source : XDA

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