22 November 2013

How To Root Google Nexus 5 Easily

How To Root Google Nexus 5 Easily

Google Nexus 5 is the latest Android handset of Google. Nexus 5 was released with Android 4.4 KitKat. Nexus 5 is  very well-engineered device. The shape of it is just mind-blowing. It was released in US first and then it was launched in India. Today, Nexus 5 is available for 29990 Rs in Flipkart. The device is having great specifications and decent amount. The device is actually having more features when we see the price of it. First, let's see what can you do after rooting your Nexus 5.

You can:
  • ClockWorkMod Recovery- Change the Recovery to ClockWorkMod. It provides more features and has capability to backup or restore the current ROM.
  • Install/Flash as many ROMs as you can- After CWMR, you can flash any ROM (Available for Nexus 5) like CyanogenMod 11, Miui ROM etc.
  • Access/Modify the system directories- Without root, you cannot do anything like modifying System.
  • Xposed Framework- After rooting, you can install Xposed framework which offers you features that you won't even get in your coolest ROMs! Change the color of Statusbar, add/remove toggles in Notification bar and other tons of features with the cool Xposed Modules like GravityBox, Xprivacy, App Settings and other mods. Note: Some Mods listed here might not be available for Nexus 5/KitKat because KitKat is new and the system format is bit different than GingerBread/ICS/JB.
  • Overclocking- Overclock Nexus 5 with some custom Kernels! You can overclock your device if you have Custom Kernel and Nexus 5 has some kernels so you can try them for faster performance.
  • Add Mods- You can also add some tweaks and mods to boost up your Nexus 5. Some Many MODs are available for Nexus 5. Some examples are: Geeky Engine, Adrenaline Engine, Slady Boost etc.

So now are you willing to root? But I must tell you that after rooting, you want be availed the warranty but you can avail it if you unroot it and flash Stock Firmware again. And, if you did anything wrong after Rooting Nexus 5 like Flashing Stock Firmware of Other Devices, Formatting some major partitions etc then you can't even boot. You won't be able to charge too! So just install/flash ROMs/MODs meant for your device.

Specifications of Google Nexus 5-
  • Latest 4.4 KitKat Android OS
  • 4.95 Inch Full HD Display with 1920 x 1080 Pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, IPS Display, Less Glare, Wider Viewing Angle
  • 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16/32 GB Internal Storage
  • NFC, LTE, WiFi support, Ceramic Power
  • Wireless charging
  • 8 Mega Pixels camera with Optical Image Stabilization, HDR+ Mode, Less Shake, Less Noise, Rapid Burst, Photo Sphere, 360 Deg View, Brighter Night and Sharper Action Shots
  • 1.3 Mega Pixels front camera
  • 2300 mAh Battery
  • Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Pressure Sensor
The device is having great features that's why the stock was over in 1 Week in India! Okay, now let's move to the main part of this post i.e., Rooting Guide.

Downloads and Requirements

How To Root Google Nexus 5

  • Follow the guide and install Nexus 5 Drivers into your computer.
  • Download the Auto-Root tool by ChainFire and unzip them to your desktop in a folder.
  • Turn of Nexus 5 completely and keep it untouched for 5 seconds.
  • Reboot it to Bootloader by Pressing and holding Volume+ (up) button+ Voume - (down) button and Power button simultaneously untill the screen becomes blank.
  • Open the folder in which you extracted CF's Auto-Root and click on
    root-windows.bat if you are running Windows OS
    if you are running Macintosh/Mac OS
    if you are running Linux/Ubuntu

  • Nothing left. It's rooted now!!
Reboot the device. If you found SuperSU application installed in your Phone, it means it's rooted now! You can cross-check it by using applications like Root Checker from Play Store.

That was easy? Yeah, it was. Tip: You can install "TWRP" (Team Win Recovery Project) Recovery in Nexus 5 or "ClockWorkMod" Recovery for Nexus 5 by "ClockWorkMod Recovery Manager" Application from Play Store.

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