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How to root Nexus 5, the easy way

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The Google Nexus 5 is out it is one great smartphone, this is why we are delivering how to root Nexus 5 guide this early. Thanks to the always vigilant XDA developer named Chainfire, we now have a very easy method to root the Nexus 5. The new Nexus 5 is a great smartphone which comes at a very affordable price, we are absolutely sure that the smartphone will become a big deal. Not to mention the love it will get from the developer community, this is exactly why you need to get root Nexus 5 as soon as possible.

Unlike other smartphones, the Google Nexus 5 comes with stock Android and it is the latest version 4.4 Kit Kat too. So you won’t be losing any functionality when you root Nexus 5 instead you will gain immense benefits by rooting the smartphone. Samsung, LG and other brands try to provide their own software features which tax the hardware a bit, while they are beneficial in some cases the overall performance takes a hit. Google Nexus 5 does away with those restrictions and provide you with a pure Android experience, and what can be more greater than a rooted smartphone. The root Nexus 5 guide will allow you get full control of your smartphone and become the true owner of the device you paid for.

Chainfire has released a free app which allows you to root Nexus 5 relatively easily. While there are some other method on how to root Nexus 5, this one is the easiest and the most newbie-friendly one we could find. The method requires minimal input from you and gets the job done. You will be needing fastboot drivers for your device installed on your computer, you can get them from this LINK.

How To Droid will not be responsible if you do any kind of damage while following the root Nexus 5 guide. We will not be held responsible for any mistakes you make on your part. Rooting is a tricky business and requires that you perform the instructions as it is. How To Droid and the author should not be blamed if something goes wrong. Proceed at your own risk.

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How to root Nexus 5

  • Download the zip file from this LINK.
  • Extract the archive on an easy to reach place on your PC.
  • Boot the Nexus 5 into fastboot mode by pressing volume up, volume down and power buttons.
  • Once you gain access to the bootloader connect the smartphone to your PC via USB cable.
  • Now  go the folder you extracted and run “root-windows.bat” if you are using Windows.
  • Linux user should do chmod +x and run
    While Mac users need to do chmod +x and run
    Instructions will appear on the screen, which will be quite easy to follow.

Follow them, and you will get to know how to root Nexus 5.

If SuperSU is not showing up in your app drawer after the root Nexus 5 process is completed download it from Play Store and it will work. Have fun with the latest smartphone and the latest OS version!


Bilawal Bashir

Owns PS3, XBOX360, PSP and a PC but still loves his Nintendo. Has played almost every major game series. He loves to read and is particularly fond of reading before bedtime. Likes Android and becomes sad when he can't buy every awesome gadget. He likes to bark but consider tweeting shameful.

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