LG Nexus 5 is the latest device in the Nexus series. It has a 4.95″ display capable of playing full HD videos. It is powered by the the 2.30GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It has 2GB of RAM and the primary camera is 8MP. Most importantly, it runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

Nexus 5 was released just a few days ago. However, Chainfire has already managed to gain root access on the Nexus 5. Rooting the device has many advantages. So users who want to root the Nexus 5 can follow the instructions given below.

Nexus 5

Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your device getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 5:


Steps to Root Nexus 5:

  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root for Nexus 5 and extract the contents on the computer.
  2. Turn off the device and enter into bootloader mode by pressing and holding volume down and power buttons at the same time.
  3. Connect the phone to the computer.
  4. Windows users, go to the folder where the CF-Auto-Root was extracted and double click root-windows.bat file.
  5. Mac users, open the terminal where the CF-Auto-Root was extracted and type the following commands and press enter:
    chmod +x root-mac.sh
  6. Linux users, open the terminal where the CF-Auto-Root was extracted and type the following commands and press enter:
    chmod +x root-linux.sh
  7. Now follow the instructions on the screen. Done!

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