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    Hi,

    Been trying to root my Nexus 5 following this guide:



    but I can't get past step 3. When I try to push the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.80.zip I get a device not found error:

    C:\Users\me\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb push UPDATE-Supe
    rSU-v1.80.zip /sdcard/
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    error: device not found

    Thanks,

    ->g.
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    Default Re: can't root Nexus 5

    Sounds like either a driver issue or some communication issue.

    Did you enable USB debugging? If so, did you confirm the prompt on your phone to give permission to your pc?
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    Default Re: can't root Nexus 5

    If you have the custom recovery already, did you try flashing the .zip file through that?
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    Default Re: can't root Nexus 5

    To see if your phone is being detected, try the following command from the same command prompt window
    Code:
    adb devices
    See if it lists your phone serial#
    If not, try to use a different USB port or cable.

    *OR*

    Step 3 is basically copying the supersu file to your phone's storage. You can just boot into the phone OS, and either download it from the web, or connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. Reboot to your custom recovery, and flash it from there.

    P.S. Why are you using SuperSU 1.80? Use the current one (from the thread you linked to)
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    Default Re: can't root Nexus 5

    It looks like it was driver issue although I don't know why b/c I had these drivers:



    installed and working per this guide:



    prior to starting this process. Anyway, I installed the adb drivers from here:



    while the phone was sitting at the recovery screen and I was able to push UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.80.zip and flash it but how do I verify (without going through the phone setup and finding out it did or did not root the phone)?
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    Default Re: can't root Nexus 5

    Only way to find out is to boot the phone back up and see if SU is in your app drawer and/or download something like ROOTchecker.
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    Default Re: can't root Nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by jj14x View Post
    P.S. Why are you using SuperSU 1.80? Use the current one (from the thread you linked to)
    Didn't realize there was a new one. I've had that page sitting open for a while now and all the files downloaded and prepped just waiting for time to do it. I'll reflash with the new version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glc650 View Post
    Didn't realize there was a new one. I've had that page sitting open for a while now and all the files downloaded and prepped just waiting for time to do it. I'll reflash with the new version.
    Must have had that page open for a while...
    1.80 was released on 11/26, 1.85 on 12/15... maybe that post on xda wasn't updated in a timely manner though.
    Flashing the old one is ok too - it will update from the playstore after that.
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    Default Re: can't root Nexus 5

    Even if you have the drivers installed there can still be issues. Let us know if you arrested the issue or if we can be of further help.

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