How to Root and Unlock the Google Nexus 5 – XDA Developer TV
Posted November 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Jimmy McGee
In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your Google Nexus 5. The Google Nexus 5 is hot news in the Android ecosystem. It is the first device released with Android 4.4 KitKat, and that is a good thing. But as usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Nexus 5 is no exception to that!
Jordan presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access and unlock the bootloader on your Nexus 5 using tools from the XDA Forums. First, Jordan shows you how to unlock the device. Then, he gain root access using XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire‘s CF-Auto-Root. If you wanted to root your brand new Google Nexus 5, take a moment and check this video out.
Install prerequisites (for 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu-based install):
- sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0 lib32stdc++6
- Extract the zip file
- Then “chmod +x root-linux.sh” to make the script executable.
- Run “./root-linux.sh”
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
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