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- linux.sh
- – Run root- linux.sh
Mac OS X
- – Chmod + x root- mac.sh
- – Run root- mac.sh
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 126.96.36.199 or TWRP 188.8.131.52on 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 source.properties 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 – 184.108.40.206 – hammerhead – unofficial.img (if you intend to use CWM )
fastboot flash recovery TWRP – 220.127.116.11 – 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. .