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How To Root LG Nexus 5 on Android 5.0 Lollipop [Guide]


When advance users need a best bang with best feature, they often pay attention to Google’s nexus lineup. The LG Nexus 5 offers you a strong performance with some good specs at a reasonable price. As we expected, Google has recently rolled out the Android 5.0 update for the phone. But it is possible some of you may stay from this as it breaks the root access. Thanks to Chainfire, we can now root Nexus 5 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware with the help of CF-Auto-Root.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.

How To Root LG Nexus 5 on Android 5.0 firmware

Make sure you have unlocked the bootloader of device and Android SDK drivers are installed on computer properly.

Step #1: Turn the device off.

Step #2: Boot device in bootloader mode by holding down volume up, volume down and power buttons.

Step #3: Connect the device to computer.

Step #4: Download the Nexus 5 CF-Auto-Root tool zip package.

Step #5: Unzip the file and run one of following file depending on your computer’s OS:

– Windows:
— Run root-windows.bat

– Linux
chmod +x root-linux.sh
— Run root-linux.sh

– Mac OS X
chmod +x root-mac.sh
— Run root-mac.sh

Step #6: Follow the on-screen instructions and keep an eye on both the computer and the device.

That’s it, you are done. Enjoy and if you run into any roadblock, you can leave comments and let us know.

Via: XDA

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