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How to Root Nexus 5! [4.4.3/4.4.4/5.0/5.1]

howto-root-nexus5-1 For those of you who want to root your Nexus 5, here’s how to do it.

This will work on all Android versions including Android 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.4 KitKat and 5.0/5.0.1/5.0.2/5.1 Lollipop!  (For 4.4.3/4.4.4/5.0/5.0.1/5.0.2/5.1, use the latest version of SuperSU in step 15 below!)

Before we begin, please MAKE A BACKUP of EVERYTHING on your internal storage such as personal photos, videos, and other files.  Unlocking bootloader WILL ERASE EVERYTHING on your Nexus 5!!!

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How to Update and Root Android 5.1 on Nexus 5!

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For those of you with a rooted Nexus 5, you will probably want to experience the latest Android 5.1 which just came out yesterday.  This will also update your bootloader and radios to the latest version.

Android 5.1 does come with lots of bug fixes, performance improvements, menu tweaks, and much much more.  There may be some hidden easter eggs, can you find them all?

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How to Convert Nexus 5 into OnePlus One!

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For those of  you who are thinking about getting a OnePlus One, I am sure you are having a hard time getting an invite, if you have not got one yet.  There’s a way to convert your Nexus 5 into OnePlus One since OnePlus One uses a slightly modified version of CM11 ROM.

OnePlus One has its own Next camera app (which is pretty cool), lockscreen, AudioFX app (sorta like ViperAudio, pretty cool audio app actually), and couple other features.  You can get most of

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How to Install Android 5.0 L Preview on Nexus 5!

howto-install-android5.0-L-preview-nexus5-1 Google has just released Android 5.0 L Preview for Nexus 5 today.  Now this isn’t a consumer’s version but a “preview” version for developers.  There’s plenty bugs and some of your favorite apps may not work so I do suggest making a backup ROM before trying this.

UPDATE: There’s now Android 5.0 L Preview ROM you can install, you do not need to do this anymore!

Also, installing this Android L Preview will erase everything on your

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How to Upgrade Bootloader on Nexus 5! [HHZ11k][GetProp Error]

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Getting GetProp error that you don’t have the latest HHZ11k bootloader while installing a new custom ROM?

This is due to the fact that some of the latest custom ROMs require the latest bootloader.  You can unroot your Nexus 5 to the latest firmware to get the HHZ11k bootloader OR there’s a simpler way, just use fastboot to upgrade your bootloader manually.

Step 1. To do this, simply put your Nexus 5 into bootloader mode (see video if you don’t know how).

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How to Unroot Nexus 5 with Stock Firmware!

howto-unroot-nexus5-1 If you ever need to unbrick your Nexus 5 or return your phone for warranty purposes, you can unroot your Nexus 5 completely back to stock with stock firmware.

Now, if you did make a backup ROM of your stock ROM, you don’t have to do this, you can simply restore your stock ROM then lock the bootloader.  But in case you did not make a backup of your stock ROM, here’s how to unroot your Nexus 5 with stock firmware.  You can use Windows, Mac, or Linux to do this.

*WARNING – This unroot method delete EVERYTHING on your Nexus 5, please MAKE A BACKUP of EVERYTHING

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How to Install Custom ROM on Rooted Nexus 5!

howto-install-custom-rom-rooted-nexus5-1 For those of you who want to install a new custom ROM on your rooted Nexus 5, you will need to use either CWM or TWRP recovery.  If you used our Nexus 5 root method, you should have TWRP recovery installed.

If you want to use CWM Recovery instead, you can download ROM Manager from Play Store to flash latest version of CWM Recovery.  Likewise, you can also install TWRP recovery by downloading Goo Manager from Play Store.  You can use the two apps to switch between CWM or TWRP recovery once rooted.

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How to Backup and Restore ROM on Nexus 5 with Root!

howto-backup-restore-rom-nexus5-with-root-1 Before you start installing custom ROMs or MODs, you might want to make a backup ROM.

What is a backup ROM?

Backup ROM consists of your whole OS, settings, apps, app data, and pretty much everything except for contents of your internal storage such as personal photos, videos, and other files.

Why backup ROM?

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