1. greydarrah's Avatar
    We're into the second day of phones arriving and we have no detailed instructions for dummies on unlocking and rooting. Normally, someone has a sticky posted that even includes links to all the needed files. I'm great at following directions, but lack the talent to create them. 2def...are you still out there? You did an amazing job with this for the N4.
    11-05-2013 10:57 AM
  2. javier180's Avatar
    So far I found this
    11-05-2013 02:37 PM
  3. PenguinBelly's Avatar
    Perhaps one of the easiest methods..

    [Nexus 5] CF-Auto-Root - xda-developers
    greydarrah likes this.
    11-05-2013 02:49 PM
  4. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    11-05-2013 03:31 PM
  5. mpape12's Avatar
    Another easy method

    WugFresh
    greydarrah likes this.
    11-10-2013 05:04 PM
  6. greydarrah's Avatar
    I got mine (I'm the OP) done at my un-boxing. I just downloaded the latest SDK and followed the instructions from the N4 by 2def.
    11-11-2013 03:07 PM
  7. robertledoux75's Avatar
    Doesn't work on mac 10.9 with NEXUS 5.
    (tethering doesn't work too perhaps is the falt of USB!)
    11-15-2013 08:45 AM
  8. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Doesn't work on mac 10.9 with NEXUS 5.
    (tethering doesn't work too perhaps is the falt of USB!)
    Fastboot unlock and copying TWRP via USB worked great for me on OSX 10.9 (MBA mid-2013). You may need to try a different USB cable and/or port.
    11-16-2013 07:33 PM
  9. 2defmouze's Avatar
    We're into the second day of phones arriving and we have no detailed instructions for dummies on unlocking and rooting. Normally, someone has a sticky posted that even includes links to all the needed files. I'm great at following directions, but lack the talent to create them. 2def...are you still out there? You did an amazing job with this for the N4.
    I got mine (I'm the OP) done at my un-boxing. I just downloaded the latest SDK and followed the instructions from the N4 by 2def.
    Lol hey buddy! Real life got all busy and hectic on me so I had to resign from my Ambassador duties unfortunately. You've got plenty of Nexus experience so glad to see you were able to figure out how to get it done
    11-22-2013 05:44 PM
  10. pisstestme's Avatar
    When I searched for the rooting guide thread, by device, LG was the only Mfg configuration choice for my "Google" Nexus 5. I know LG is the Mfg but, I've read in some instances the Google Play edition is different.

    I have the Google Play edition, unlocked and running on T-Mobile's LTE network.

    Does the info in this thread still pertain to my phone?

    Sorry if this is an obvious question but, this side of tech is new to me.

    Thanks for a brief reply, Pete
    02-28-2014 01:27 PM
  11. normandethan's Avatar
    Yep, would be much better if using CMD.

    Via my Hammerhead
    03-01-2014 02:49 AM
  12. dmmarck's Avatar
    You could pretty much use any unlock method for a variety of past Nexus devices.

    fastboot oem unlock

    Done .
    03-06-2014 05:13 PM
  13. Timothy Anderson1's Avatar
    i have that and it is not working im in the bootloader screen and it still says waiting on device ........
    05-20-2014 02:07 PM
  14. srkmagnus's Avatar
    i have that and it is not working im in the bootloader screen and it still says waiting on device ........
    Did you get it to boot? If not, let us know and we'll try helping.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    05-28-2014 10:26 PM

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