1. Chris Parsons's Avatar
    Looking to root your Nexus 5? Check out the latest guide below.

    [Toolkit] Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit v1.8.2 [Updated 03/18/14] - xda-developers
    06-01-2014 07:59 PM
  2. Jimbode's Avatar
    That's all well and good, but I want to root my Nexus 5 from my Mac.
    06-29-2014 06:44 AM
  3. jaunie ibarra's Avatar
    Seriously. no mac love?
    07-14-2014 06:14 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Seriously. no mac love?
    Most, if not all, Toolkits are built for PCs. Rooting on a Mac is not hard - just requires some patience and basic understanding of using ADB to push files to your device.
    07-20-2014 09:27 PM
  5. macroguy07's Avatar
    You don't need any computer at all if you use Towelroot on your Nexus 5, it worked great on mine, just downloaded and ran the apk.

    https://towelroot.com
    07-22-2014 01:09 AM
  6. natanzel2c's Avatar
    FYI - towelroot been reported as malware. Before I download, please advise
    07-22-2014 01:43 PM
  7. LimperGrunt's Avatar
    Towel root is perfectly safe. I've used it on multiple devices and had 0 issues
    07-29-2014 10:32 AM
  8. danfinger's Avatar
    Towel root is perfectly safe. I've used it on multiple devices and had 0 issues
    The site only mentions "at&t and verizon s5"

    I'm using a nexus5 on t-mobile. Nervous about this but kind of hamstrung by the fact that every attempt to root on my ubuntu system has failed.
    09-18-2014 02:48 PM
  9. grunt0300's Avatar
    That's all well and good, but I want to root my Nexus 5 from my Mac.
    Go to xda-developers. They have toolkits for rooting an N5 on a Mac. All you had to do was google it in.
    blaztek likes this.
    09-18-2014 03:44 PM
  10. flipped4dinc's Avatar
    Of course there is Mac love! I just rooted mine this weekend using this toolkit:

    Nexus 5 One Click Toolkit for Mac! - Fastest and Easiest ~ AndroidRootz.com | Source for Android Rooting, ROMS, Tricks and More!

    Easy peasy.

    Or you can use this:



    Same guy, but not a self-contained installation. But a good tutorial nonetheless.
    09-22-2014 09:47 AM
  11. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    There's towelroot for the Nexus 5. I'm considering rooting because it's so easy with towelroot.

    From my OnePlus One...
    09-22-2014 12:37 PM
  12. Feanna Bergman's Avatar
    What does rooting do? How does it affect your phone? Is it risky?
    09-28-2014 10:52 PM
  13. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    It's only risky if you start changing things that shouldn't be, but it's really no more risky than having admin access on a pc. With root access you can install adblock and other helpful things, and have more customization of the device. But I still haven't done it yet! :-)
    09-29-2014 09:05 AM
  14. srkmagnus's Avatar
    There is a lot of good information related to root here: Rooting your Android | Android Central

    If anyone plans on rooting their device(s) I'd highly suggest reading up and understanding root. Also, be sure to understand the process for rooting the Nexus 5 before attempting, and know your plan B if something goes wrong (i.e. process to flash the factory image to restore). If there are any questions let us know.
    mrsmumbles likes this.
    11-05-2014 10:00 AM
  15. macroguy07's Avatar
    If you do plan on rooting, unlocking, un-rooting, flashing your device, or more, I suggest you use a fairly easy to use good all-in-one program like Nexus Root Tool Kit.

    http://www.wugfresh.com/nrt/

    Posted via my Nexus 5 with Lollipop
    11-19-2014 11:39 PM
  16. tavianftw's Avatar
    When you root it makes you the full admin of your phone.
    12-10-2014 12:49 PM
  17. blaztek's Avatar
    Go to xda-developers. They have toolkits for rooting an N5 on a Mac. All you had to do was google it in.
    I know! That's exactly what I did!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-09-2015 03:27 AM
  18. Aazan Ansari's Avatar
    i wan't to root my samsung phone root
    i don't know how to do that.....so plz... help me...?
    01-10-2015 05:59 PM
  19. Aazan Ansari's Avatar
    i want to root my phone will u help me plx.
    01-10-2015 06:04 PM
  20. Samuel Thayer's Avatar
    Towelroot just told me my phone (Nexus 5) is not supported? Lollipop installed . . .

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-24-2015 08:05 PM
  21. UJ95x's Avatar
    Towelroot just told me my phone (Nexus 5) is not supported? Lollipop installed . . .

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It doesn't support Lollipop.
    Chainfire has root files for it though: http://autoroot.chainfire.eu

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running Lollipop 5.0.2
    Jimbode likes this.
    01-24-2015 08:09 PM
  22. Rizki Amelia's Avatar
    Seriously. no mac love?
    03-19-2015 10:08 AM

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