Sunday, 10 November 2013

How to root Google Nexus 5 on Android 4.4 KitKat using CF-Auto-Root

As you probably know that, Google Nexus 5 device is running Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box. Today, during this present step by step guide we will teach you how to root the Google Nexus 5 device using Chainfire’s popular CF Auto Root application.
CF Auto Root is a powerful application that is developed especially for root the first stock Android 4.4 KitKat for Google Nexus 5 device.

Before starting the root procedure you need to follow some prerequisites that are required to be applied firstly:
  • All information, instructions and root files work only for Google Nexus 5 device, do not try this guide for any other incorrect version or device, you can brick or damage your device.
  • The Google Nexus 5 device scheduled for rooting process need to have an unlocked bootloader.
  • You can learn how to unlock the bootloader for Nexus 5 device from here.
  • Important: the unlocking bootloader process will delete all data stored into device’s internal memory.
  • Backup all your important data before proceed any other operation.
  • Ensure that the USB Debugging Mode is enabling, you can do this from Developer Option menu.
  • Note: If the Developer Option menu isn’t displayed in your device’s Settings menu, then you need to go to the ‘About Phone’ and then in the Build Number text tap seven times.
  • Make sure that the device’s battery charge level has more than 65 % power left, this thing is necessary to prevent a forced power off in the middle of the rooting process.
  • Keep in mind that this step by step guide is for advanced users and it is provided only for educational and instructional purposing, so we cannot e held responsible or liable in case you’ll brick your smartphone or lose an important data during the rooting process.
  • Do not skip any steps from this step by step guide in order successfully complete it.

Root Android 4.4 KitKat for Google Nexus 5 device using a CF Auto Root application:

  1. First, download the CF-Root zip file from here.
  2. Secondly, extract the downloaded zip file and save them in a single folder on your computer’s desktop folder.
  3. Turn off the Nexus 5 smartphone.
  4. Boot the device into Download Mode, to do this press and keep holding the Volume Down and Power button in the same time until the Bootloader /Fastboot menu will be displayed.
  5. Now, open the folder created in step 2.
  6. Into the empty space of the folder press and hold the Shift button from your PC keyboard and select the “open command prompt window here”.
  7. When the windows CMD appears you can move to the next step.
  8. Connect the Google Nexus 5 device to the PC via USB Cable.
  9. Into the CMD window enter the following command in order to confirm that the Google Nexus 5 device is fully recognized by the computer: fastboot devices.
  10. In case the smartphone is not detected, then you need to reinstall the Google Nexus USB drivers once again and repeat the entire step by step guide.
  11. Now, for applying the root process enter the next command line: root-windows.bat 
  12. Note: if you’re using a Linux or MAC operating system on your PC, then you need to open the Terminal and there enter: ‘’ for Linux system and ‘’ for Mac OS systems.
  13. Now, wait for apply the root action, don’t press and other button until the root process is complete. 
Congratulation, your Google Nexus 5 device now is successfully rooted using the CF-Auto-Root application by Chainfire.
Verify if the Google Nexus 5 device is rooted by using the Root Checker application which is available from Google Play Store via this link.
After the Root Checker application is successfully downloaded, then launch it on your Google Nexus 5 device and click Verify button to see the root status of the device.



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