Nexus 5 is one of the best Google devices and it’s not long since it was released but peoples are getting more attracted to it then any of the Samsung Android Phones and that proves the quality of this Android phone.The first thing an Android user thinks after buying a device is rooting and I am sure you all must be searching for a tutorial on how to root Nexus 5 and how to gain root access on your Nexus 5.
Rooting gives you permission to alter the system settings and you can add and remove system apps and features that annoy you and consume extra space on your device.Rooting is done with the intention of gaining root access to the system level and after rooting Nexus 5 you can easily install Custom Apps,Custom ROM,Custom Os,Custom themes like CyanogenMod Themes on your Nexus 5.
There are many advantages and disadvantages of rooting and if not done right you can even end up with a bricked device.So you need to know what rooting is and how to root Nexus 5 otherwise a wrong tutorial can ruin your device.After rooting you can even update your device to latest Android version available and you can read our tutorial on how to update Nexus 7 to Kitkat after you root Nexus 7 and how to update Nexus 5 to Android Kitkat.
Safety Measures To Follow Before Rooting Nexus 5
- Charge your device to a minimum of 75% so that it doesn’t run out of battery.
- Backup all your media files,contacts,call logs,internet settings etc because all data will be wiped out during rooting.
- Enable Usb Debugging on your device by heading to Settings>Developer Options>Usb Debugging.
- Download and install Nexus device drivers on your Pc.
- Disable antivirus programs on your Pc and Nexus 5 as well and after rooting you can install one of the best android antivirus programs.
How To Root Nexus 5 Easily
Step 1: Open setting menu and tap again and again on About Phone until it says you are a developer.
Step 2: Download and install Universal Usb Android Drivers
Step 3: Download the rooting package and move it to desktop and extract it.
Step 4: Now turn your device off and boot into fastboot mode by Volume Up+Volume Down+Power button at the same time.
Step 5: Now connect your device to pc using Usb Cable.
Step 6: Now open the extracted folder on desktop and run root-windows.bat.
Step 7: Now command prompt will appear so press any button to continue.
Step 8: Now select yes when it asks on your device by pressing Volume Up and Power Button.
Step 9: Now wait for some time as it will start rooting the device and it will take some time.After its finished it will reboot and it will take some time too.
Now your Nexus 5 has been rooted and once your device reboots you will find SuperSU in the app drawer and it means that your Nexus 5 has been rooted.
So now you know how to root Nexus 5 but if you are having problems rooting your device and have any question to ask feel free to ask in comments and we will be there to help you.