Guide to Root Nexus 5 and Install Custom Recovery

There is no doubt that Nexus phone are one of the best smartphone and built with pure Android OS. Recently Google announce the new Nexus 4 model in the market with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS. After the release of the phone XDA senior developer Chainfire successfully rooted his Nexus 5 with the C-Auto-Root Method. C-Auto-Root is one of the most popular method to root android device and one of the quickest and easiest way to get the root access on android. If you recently bought the nexus 4 and interested to root your device, to install custom ROMS, tweaks and any other modifications. Today in this article we will explain you how you will do this with Chainfire C-Auto-Root Method.

If you are the newbie and doesn’t know much more about the root and whats are the advantage and disadvantage of root, read our guide here Advantages of Rooting Android Phone & Why You Should Root. Once you are ready, read all the instruction below and follow them one by one on your phone and system.


Step 1. Install Drivers and Unlock Nexus 5 Bootloader

First and most important step is to install the required drives on your windows PC and after the Unlock the bootloader of the phone to get started the root process. Read here How to Install Nexus 5 Driver (ADB & Fastboot), Unlock Bootloader. After this fololw the second step below.

Step 2. Root Nexus 5 with Cf-Auto-Root

To root you device all you have to boot you device in Fastmode and after that Flash the Cf-auto root file. Once the rooting package is flashed on your phone it will inject the su binary and SuperSU APK into the device. Work on all platform Windows, Linux and MAC. Read Complete instruction to Root Nexus 5 here.

Step 3. Install CWM and TWRP recovery On Nexus 5

Once you device bootloader is unlock and rooted, you will easily install the custom recovery on your device, Custom recovery are always helpful to install custom roms and Flash Zip files on the android smartphones. Check the following link to install recovery on your nexus 5.

Guide to Install TWRP Recovery on Nexus 5


Instruction to Install Nexus 5 ClockworkMod Recovery

That’s all! Enjoy root access and custom recovery on your brand new Nexus 5.