How to root the Nexus 5 and Unlock Bootloader with CF-Auto Root

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How to Root Nexus 5 CF-Auto Root

Since the Nexus 5 has been officially announced by Google, developers have working on rooting t this new Android 4.4 kitkat Nexus 5 which is like iOS jailbreak on the Apple smartphone, one of the most anticipated , not only for its direct support for hardware and upgrade as soon as possible but by its very affordable price , which is free and makes it ready to use with any carrier .

For now Chainfire has already had their hands on the new smartphone from Google and LG and I could rootearlo using CF -Root -Auto , which will soon not only be able to access root, but you can install custom recoverys , unlock the bootloader , mods, roms like CyanogenMod , Paranoid , other AOSP based roms , AOKP , etc. .


  • Install the Android SDK that has the adb last updated  of Android SDK (not required)
  • If you just want to have the adb files necessary to install a royalty or production or recovery img files with the extension , download ADB Tools.
  • Make sure you have at least 50% battery so that the process is not interrupted.
  • Google USB Driver [link]
  • Have USB debugging mode enabled

How to  Root Nexus with CF- 5  Auto Root

Download and unzip  CF- Root- Self – hammerhead hammerhead – nexus5.

Put your device in bootloader mode / Fasboot | Turn your smartphone, press Vol + , Vol- and power button

Already in Bootloader mode connect your device via USB to your computer, open the folder with the decompressed file CF- Root Auto and runs according to your platform.


  • – Run root- windows.bat
  • – Linux
  • – Chmod + x root-
  • – Run root-

Mac OS X

  • – Chmod + x root-
  • – Run root-

Follow the instructions on your computer screen and eventually your device will reboot with the latest SuperSU installed.

Very Important: To use CF -Auto Root not necessary to have released bootloader , makes a rooteo easily and clean ( non-intrusive ) and not install any custom recovery as TWRP or CWM , this method is ideal for users who just want root access apps to freeze and / or install and use applications that require super user permissions , it is recommended that you install Busybox from the Google App Store Play. Official Thread about the CF- Root Nexus Auto 5 .

In order to proceed with the installation first, download and install the recovery  ClockworkMod or  TWRP the Google Nexus 5

then copy the custom recovery image of your choice (we recommend TWRP ) to the unzipped folder ADB Tools (which was part of the prerequisites) where the files are : adb.exe , AdbWinApi.dll , AdbWinUsbApi.dll , fastboot.exe , notice.txt and or you can copy the platform -tools that have the Android SDK installed on your PC folder.

The ADB Tools platform -tools folder or press the SHIFT key on your keyboard + Right Click on your mouse and departure options you choose ” Open command window here ” .

In the script editor type : adb devices and press Enter, with this command you make sure you read your device, then writes:

adb reboot bootloader

fastboot flash recovery cwm – – hammerhead – unofficial.img (if you intend to use CWM )

fastboot flash recovery TWRP – – OpenRecovery – hammerhead.img (if you intend to use TWRP )

Once you have completed the process you will have a custom recovery installed . With these steps and have your Nexus 5 : Root + Busybox + TWRP or CWM , so you need to install roms , mods , apps , etc. .

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