How to root Google Nexus 5

Hexamob | Alberto Mulas 07/31/2014

How to root Google Nexus 5

New rooting method for the Google Nexus 5, the high-end smartphone co-developed by Google and LG Electronics that uses the Android L operating system, after starting using the Android 4.4 Kit Kat in 2013. This is the fifth device of Google Nexus series of smartphones, a family of Android consumer devices marketed by Google and built by an OEM partner..


01. Boot in bootloader mode.

02. Download TWRP (from “Download sources”) and format cache on Android writing the next code:

fastboot format cache.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img.

03. Rename the file “OpenRecovery-TWRP-” as “recovery.img”.

04. Download on the phone.

05. Reboot the phone in recovery mode.

06. Flash

07. Reboot the device and root will be completed.

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Download sources




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