Tutorial Easy To Root Nexus 5

Google's new flagship smartphone is the Nexus 5, and offers a simple rooting experience of modern android devices.

With a rooted Android smartphone you can run more advanced applications, modify the UI even completely new install of android built easily.

As usual get root access risk, and if you do not follow the instructions properly, you can end up with a phone can not be used. So, think twice before you begin to eradicate your phone. In that case, if you are a noobie get help from people who have experience in rooting. Please don't make a try except what it means until it exactly. If any thing happened to Your Nexus 5 we will not be responsible. So, follow the procedures given below at your own risk.

Pre-rooting instructions:
  • The given below procedure will wipe all your datas, so take a full backup of your internal datas using appropriate backup applications.
  • Make sure the battery percentage level of your Nexus 5 is atleast 75%, if not so then charge your Nexus 5 fully.
  • Next install the Nexus 5 drivers on your PC (just plug it in and wait for few minutes, it will install them automatically).
  • Finally, make sure you have administrator rights on the Windows (if you do not know what these are, you probably haven’t got them)
Downloading files:

1. Android SDK files:
Note : The general procedure is same as on Windows, but the commands to use in the terminal are different on Linux and Mac. The given below tutorial is for a computer running on Windows.

2. Custom Recovery:
3. Rooting file:

Step-by-step instructions:
  1. Installing ADB and Fastboot:
  • First download the appropriate Android SDK based on your PC operating system and unzip it in a folder named “Android SDK”.
  • Next launch the “SDK-Manager.exe” and install the following packages:
  • Tools > Android SDK tools, Android SDK Platform-tools
  • Extras > Android Support Library, Google USB driver
  • Next look for the new “Platform tools” folder in the Android SDK directory. Look the given below picture for reference:
nexus 5 root sdk Tutorial To Root Nexus 5
NOTE : The downloads are automatic but will take sometime.

   2.  Unlocking the bootloader:
  • First, turn off the Nexus 5 and boot into the bootloader/fastboot mode by holding the Volume Down button and power button.
  • Next connect your phone and the computer with the help of USB cable.
  • Open the android SDK > SDK > Platform tools directory then right click in an empty area while holding the shift key.
  • Click “Open the command prompt here” and enter the given below command:

fastboot devices
nexus 5 root fastboot devices Tutorial To Root Nexus 5
If you do not get a serial number, your drivers are not installed.
  • Next enter the given below command:
fastboot oem unlock
  • On your phone, confirm with “Yes”, using the Power button. Use Volume Keys to move up and down.
  • Once you confirm the process, enter the given below command:
fastboot reboot

   3.  Installing the custom recovery:
  • First turn off your phone and reboot into the fastboot mode.
  • Copy the custom recovery file into the Android SDK>SDK>Platform-tools directory.
  • Next, rename the file “recovery.img”. If it does not work, simply rename the file “recovery” without the “img”.
  • In the command prompt window, enter the given below command:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Next, select the “Restart bootloader” option using the Volume buttons and press the Power button.
  • Now verify the custom recovery installation by entering “Recovery Mode”. If you arrive on the CWM screen, the recovery is all good.
    4.  Rooting Procedure:
  • First, reboot your phone normally and copy the rooting file to the root of your smartphone.
  • Next reboot your phone into the fastboot mode and choose the recovery mode.
  • Next select the “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card” option.
root nexus 5 recovery Tutorial To Root Nexus 5

  • Next locate “SuperSu v1.65″ file and select that option by pressing “Yes”.
  • Once the installation process is finished, restart your phone by selecting the “Go back > Reboot Now” option.
  • To check whether your phone was rooted or not download the “Root Checker” app from Google Play Store and check the same.