1. Shocktribe's Avatar
    I was using this thread over on xda ([GUIDE] Nexus 5 - How to Unlock Bootloader, … | Google Nexus 5 | xda-developers) and I'm up to the custom recovery section and its telling me to run the command "cd Desktop/android-sdk-windows/platform-tools" I have the sdk manager its asking for but its not named android-sdk-windows, and when I try to rename the folder I extracted the SDK zip file to, it wont let me.

    My first time doing this, I unlocked my boot loader with CF-Auto-root and if i'm not mistaken my phone is rooted (I got the SuperSU app and everything)


    I appreciate any help that I can get.



    Edit: I have successfully rooted my device
    grenefroggie likes this.
    03-15-2014 05:44 PM
  2. merv69's Avatar
    When it comes to nexus 5, the easiest way to do all those things in one program is to use wugfresh's toolkit. Search in XDA forums for it. Installs busy box, superuser, roots, unlocks bootloader and installs custom recovery (TWRP).

    Via my LG Nexus 5...
    grenefroggie likes this.
    03-15-2014 05:50 PM
  3. Shocktribe's Avatar
    But I just want to do the custom recovery, I've tried with goomanager as well but no go


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    03-15-2014 05:54 PM
  4. grenefroggie's Avatar
    Wug's is the easiest. I prefer to unlock and flash with fastboot, which is what it appears you are trying to do.

    You could also use MSkip's tool. Either one works well.
    03-15-2014 06:43 PM
  5. Shocktribe's Avatar
    Thanks I'll try that, I'll keep you updated

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    03-15-2014 10:18 PM
  6. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Thanks I'll try that, I'll keep you updated

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    Did you get this resolved? You need to find the platform tools folder within the sdk folder. Find the sdk folder then open the platform-tools folder. Right click any file and see if you can get the directory. Copy that whole directory and in the command window type: cd "past copied directory" (no quotes, just paste the directory).

    Now, make sure the save the recovery.img you want to load within the platform-tools folder and type: fastboot flash recovery "name of recovery.img" (no quotes, type the recovery name exactly the way you see it, including the .img then hit enter". You should see the data transfer on the phone then reboot.

    The key is to know where the platform-tools folder is saved and that you have the exact file names when flashing the recovery. Hope this helps.
    03-17-2014 08:01 PM
  7. Shocktribe's Avatar
    I solved the issue, I edited the first post to let people know

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    03-17-2014 08:39 PM
  8. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I solved the issue, I edited the first post to let people know

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    That's good to hear - how do you like having root?

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    03-21-2014 03:15 PM
  9. Shocktribe's Avatar
    That's good to hear - how do you like having root?

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    It's great so far, right now I'm on stock+closed, I'm not to sure how to do much else

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    03-21-2014 10:41 PM
  10. srkmagnus's Avatar
    It's great so far, right now I'm on stock+closed, I'm not to sure how to do much else

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    You mean closed bootloader?

    Cool, let us know if you have any questions!

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    03-22-2014 02:12 PM
  11. Shocktribe's Avatar
    You mean closed bootloader?

    Cool, let us know if you have any questions!

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    No I'm sorry I meant stock + xposed

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    03-22-2014 11:24 PM

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