Chainfire is closer and closer to developing a perfect way of rooting devices without the help of modified kernels. The first attempt is the newest SuperSU beta – version 2.27 – where you will no longer need a modified kernel in order to root Lollipop devices. But if you try this beta release, be warned you could damage your device more than free it from all boundaries.
The previous modded kernel will not create any troubles, but Chainfire is looking for some feedback on the beta, so if you feel courageous, go ahead and give it a try on a secondary device. In case you’re up to it, you should flash back to stock Android and re-root using the new beta SuperSU. When you will try to get root without the kernel, you may get hung up on some errors, as the method is much more invasive than usual ways.
If the beta proves to be viable, it will be updated on the Google Play Store. Remember that Lollipop devices cannot install OTA updates unless their root is reverted.