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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Here's how to obtain root access on Nexus 5

Nexus 5 is a great flagship device from Google. Ofcourse, being from Google's side, it runs on pure Android. Well it is only 3 days when Nexus 5 was announced, the root access has been achieved on it. Chainfire, the senior member of XDA Developers has given us this special treat.

There's a simple utility developed by Chainfire named CF-Auto-root. As stated by Chainfire himself
CF-Auto-Root can be thought of as “root for rooting beginners,” as well as those who want to stay as close to stock as possible while enjoying the sweet, root-enabled goods.
Root process is simple when using this tool. It supports all major platforms viz. Windows, OS X and Linux. To root your Nexus 5, download the zip file from the link below (XDA thread) and extract it, enter into fastboot by power off, then pressing Volume Up + Volume Down + Power. Then connect your device via USB and run following commands on your system.

For Windows:

Double-click the root-windows.bat file from the extracted CF-Auto-Root files.

For Mac:

Open Terminal, navigate to the directory where you extracted the CF-Auto-Root package, and enter the following commands one by one.

chmod +x root-mac.sh
./root-mac.sh

For Linux:

Open Terminal, navigate to the directory where you extracted the CF-Auto-Root package, and enter the following commands one by one.

chmod +x root-linux.sh
./root-linux.sh

Now follow the on screen instructions on your computer and device. Be happy and enjoy, your Nexus 5 has been rooted. Celebrate Diwali. 

Follow the thread on XDA developers
 

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