ChainFire CF-Auto Root for Nexus 5

Nexus5_tiltedAlready got your Nexus 5 and looking for steps to root it? Here you go. Many root methods are available at XDA, CF-Auto Root by ChainFire is one of them . It’s a simple and easy method to achieve root on a stock device and here is what the developer say about it.

CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root.

The root package just includes the SuperUser binary and APK and below are the steps on how to download the package and install on your device.

– Download the ZIP file ( click here to dowload the ZIP file )
– Extract the ZIP file
– Boot your device in bootloader/fastboot mode. Usually this can be done by turning your device off, then holding VolUp+VolDown+Power to turn it on.
– Connect your device to your computer using USB

– Windows:
Run root-windows.bat

– Linux
 chmod +x

– Mac OS X
 chmod +x

– Follow the on-screen instructions – watch both the computer and the device !

Ensure you have latest Android SDK to avoid any fastboot driver errors and be aware that this root procedure will wipe your data if you haven’t unlocked the bootloader on your device yet. Hit this post at XDA to read more about this root method.

Source : XDA developers 

About Praneeth Kancherla

I work as an Oracle Database Administrator & love the most customizable smartphone operating system - Android. At AFN I try to bring you latest on android/smartphone news.

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