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    Default How to root your Nexus 5

    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
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    That's all well and good, but I want to root my Nexus 5 from my Mac.
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    Seriously. no mac love?
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    Default Re: How to root your Nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by jaunie ibarra View Post
    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.
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    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
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    FYI - towelroot been reported as malware. Before I download, please advise
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    Towel root is perfectly safe. I've used it on multiple devices and had 0 issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimperGrunt View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: How to root your Nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbode View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: How to root your Nexus 5

    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.
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    There's towelroot for the Nexus 5. I'm considering rooting because it's so easy with towelroot.

    From my OnePlus One...
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    What does rooting do? How does it affect your phone? Is it risky?
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    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! :-)
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    Default Re: How to root your Nexus 5

    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.
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    Default Re: How to root your Nexus 5

    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
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    When you root it makes you the full admin of your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grunt0300 View Post
    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!

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    Default help !

    i wan't to root my samsung phone root
    i don't know how to do that.....so plz... help me...?
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    i want to root my phone will u help me plx.
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    Towelroot just told me my phone (Nexus 5) is not supported? Lollipop installed . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel Thayer View Post
    Towelroot just told me my phone (Nexus 5) is not supported? Lollipop installed . . .

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaunie ibarra View Post
    Seriously. no mac love?

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