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Guide to Root Google Nexus 5 Smartphone

Now Google Nexus 5, latest android Kitkat smartphone’s rooting procedure is available here. Root the device carefully by following the instruction and thank to CF Root team for bringing the rooting package for us. Well, once the rooting is complete you get the total control over the device. That means you can download any kind of root accessed app from Google play store and update device with custom ROM. But do not forget that it comes with a con part i.e. cancelation of warranty. The warranty can be gained back by applying the official update through odin process.

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However, we will take no such responsibility of damage of device or data loss. The entire risk is on yours. If any trouble occurs then we will surely recover you from that (only solution).


  1. Google Nexus 5
  2. Windows PC (XP or Windows 7)
  3. Original USB cable
  4. Computer installed with latest Samsung KIES
  5. Backup all your personal data such as SMS, MMS, videos, contacts, call logs, APN numbers, applications and other files in case of loss
  6. Make sure the phone has 40% battery to avoid automatic shut down during updation
  7. Enable the USB Debugging by Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging and tick the box. Also untick the box when all work is done because of security reasons
  8. Disable the antivirus program in computer and uninstall the antivirus app in smartphone


  • Google Nexus 5 rooting pack (http://adf.ly/bksuD)
  • Root checker app from Google play store

Procedure to Root Google Nexus 5

  1. First grab the download from above given link to your computer and then unzip it. Make sure you have used the right unzipping software to extract the folder and save it in desktop to find them easily.
  2. Then install ADB in your computer from android official site.
  3. Then take your Google Nexus 5 and switch it off. Then press the VOL DOWN KEY+ MIDDLE BUTTON+ POWER BUTTON to enter into download mode. A green robot appears only that time release the fingers.
  4. Now after the booloader mode is on, connect the device to computer via USB cable.
  5. Open a command prompt in windows/ terminal in linux and type the following:

Run root-windows.bat

In Linux

chmod +x root-linux.sh

Run root-linux.sh

In Mac OS X

chmod +x root-mac.sh

Run root-mac.sh

6. On the screen rooting is complete message will appear then you have to unplug the device and with the root checker app confirm the rooting.

Congratulations, you just got the Guide to Root Google Nexus 5 Smartphone easily on your computer.

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