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    Default Nexus 5: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    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.
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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    So far I found this
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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    Perhaps one of the easiest methods..

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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    Here is a full guide...

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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    Another easy method

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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    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.
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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    Doesn't work on mac 10.9 with NEXUS 5.
    (tethering doesn't work too perhaps is the falt of USB!)
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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertledoux75 View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    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
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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    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
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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    Yep, would be much better if using CMD.

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    Default Re: Where are the step by step unlocking/rooting instructions?

    You could pretty much use any unlock method for a variety of past Nexus devices.

    fastboot oem unlock

    Done .

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