Nexus 5 is the latest smartphone in the market currently and probably the only Android device running the Android Kitkat OS version. But in less than 2 days after its official release, the Google Nexus 5 has been successfully rooted.
CF-Auto-Root has been successfully used to root the Nexus 5.The CF-Auto-Root installed and enabled SuperSU on the Nexus 5 and granted apps root access. With almost 20million downloads, CF-Auto-Root is definitely one is definitely one of the best Android rooting tools you can find on the internet.
What you need to root Nexus 5
- CF-Auto-Root (Download here)
- A Computer
- Android USB cable
- Nexus 5
- Android USB driver for Nexus 5 installed on your computer
Step 1: Download the CF-Auto-Root file from the link above, and extract the folder.
Step 2: Turn off your Nexus 5 device. Hold down the VolUp+VolDown+Power buttons to boot your Nexus 5 into bootloader/fastloader mode.
Step 3: Connect your Nexus 5 device to your computer with the Android USB cable.
Step 4: Navigate to the folder where the downloaded files from CF Auto Root were extracted, and look for the file that says “root-windows.bat”. Double-click to run it.
Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the point when your Nexus 5 reboots back into normal mode.
There you have it – your Nexus 5 on Android 4.4 is now rooted. You may verify that by going to the app drawer and looking for SuperSU app.
Note: Please ensure the bootloader of your Nexus 5 is unlocked to avoid wiping your data.
Now I hope you can easily root Nexus 5 with this tutorial. The best part of using CF-Auto-Root to root Nexus 5 or any other device is that CF-Auto-Root does not install custom recoveries, it uses the stock recovery.
Then when it’s done your phone should automatically boot into Android, and it should be rooted. Enjoy root access and start using root-only apps!
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Netmediablog will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.