Nexus 5 Root FAQ

This is the Nexus 5 Root FAQ page, please use this page as reference on everything important on this site.

Before you can install a custom ROM or rooted apps, you need to root your Nexus 5. For rooting Nexus 5 on Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, please see How to Root Nexus 5!

Once your Nexus 5 is rooted, we highly recommend you to make at least 1 backup ROM, please follow How to Backup/Restore ROM on Nexus 5 with Root!

If you want to install a new custom ROM on your rooted Nexus 5, please see How to Install Custom ROM on Rooted Nexus 5!

Bricked or just need to return Nexus 5 back to complete factory status?  See How to Unroot Nexus 5 with Stock Firmware!

Getting bootloader errors? ┬áHere’s How to Upgrade your Bootloader Manually on Nexus 5!

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Nexus 5 Reference
You will need a rooted Nexus 5 to install all ROM/kernels.
NOTE: THE AUTHOR OF THIS SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MESS UP YOUR PHONE, PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS TWICE BEFORE TRYING IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME TO ROOTING AND CUSTOM ROMS!

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