[Guide] How to root the Google Nexus 5 on Android 4.4

Google Nexus 5The Google Nexus 5 was freshly unveiled yesterday bringing the latest and greatest Google has to offer on their flagship smartphone. You get a 5 inch 1080p full HD display, up to 32GB of internal storage, 4G LTE connectivity, an 8MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.

Thanks to the work of renowned developer Chainfire, the Nexus 5 has already been rooted using the latest version of CF-Root. The step by step instruction of how to do this follows:

Ensure you backup your device before you continue

Your first step is to unlock the device. You can do this by connecting your device to a computer with the Android SDK, enter fastboot mode, and type "fastbook oem unlock" into a terminal window.
  1. Download CF Autoroot and extract it to your computer
  2. Boot your device in bootloader/fastboot mode.
  3. Turn off device and Press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons together
  4. To install on Windows
    • Run root-windows.bat
  5. To install on Mac
    • chmod +x root-mac.sh
    • Run root-mac.sh
  6. To install on Linux
    • chmod +x root-linux.sh
    • Run root-linux.sh
Follow the onscreen instructions on your computer and device to complete the rooting

If you face any issues rooting your Nexus 5, head over the source link to discuss your issue.

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