How to root Google Nexus 5
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 04, 2013, 2:21 AM
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Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
Posts: 2468; Member since: May 06, 2009
Wait Nexus 5 is that hard to root? I thought the Nexus 7 was just a matter of flipping a switch in the recovery?
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 2:34 AM 0
Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013
Yeah unfortunately Google is becoming more like Microsoft and Apple and making their OS more and more closed. The Android where we can root and flash roms and change frameworks will eventually be gone.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 2:45 AM 4
Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010
Eh... It has been like that.... For as far as I can remember
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 6:07 AM 4
Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012
In which way is this hard to root? Dl the zip package, unzip, boot into fast mode, connect phone to computer and run windows.bat file. Nexus 7 is harder to root then this and it just not just flipping a switch.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 10:07 AM 0
Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012
If you root your Nexus 5 will you still be able to get the Android updates when they become available? Or do you have to re-root everytime a new version gets released? I know nothing about rooting.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 3:04 AM 0
Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012
As long as you haven't modified system files, you will be able to receive OTA updates. You will have to re-root, though, in most cases. It's really easy and it offers great benefits. I'd recommend it. :]
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 7:04 AM 1
Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012
I do appreciate those nice people who automate the process and share with everyone. However, rooting any nexus devices is super easy, I always encouraged my friends to go to xda and follow the steps one by one manually so that they can learn all those basic commands themselves. It's 1000 times easier than you think.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 12:42 PM 1
Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 23, 2013
"Usually this can be done by turning your device off, then holding VolUp+VolDown+Power to turn it on" This isn't exactly true, with the Nexus 4/5 it is the VolDown+Power buttons, and it's Samsung devices that are VolUp+Power buttons, not both.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 6:16 PM 1
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