If you recently update your Nexus 5 with the latest official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop and want to root your phone again to install the custom recovery or any other rooted device. So you are at the right place, here in this tutorial we’ll show you how to root the nexr5 5 with the CF Auto Root method. One of the fastest and safest way to root the phone, all you have to run one script on your windows PC and you are done. To get started all you have to grab the CF Auto Root file for your device from the download links below and follow the simple instructions to root your Nexus device on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
This guide is only for the Nexus 5 users and don’t try this method on any of other Nexus devices. Before following this guide do take the backup of your phone and remember this will void the warranty of your phone.
Root Nexus 5 on Android Lollipop With CF Auto Root
Step 1. First install the Nexus USB driver on your Windows desktop.
Step 2. Now unlock the bootloader of your phone, if you already done this then go to the next step.
Step 3. After this download the Nexus 4 CF Root file here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 4. In the folder your will see these files and folder image (folder), tools (folder), root-linux.sh, root-mac.sh and root-windows.bat.
Step 5. Turn off your Nexus 5 Android smartphone so that it can be entered in the boot loader mode. Press Volume Down + Volume Up and then press the power button to enter the device in the boot loader mode.
Step 6. Once your device in fastboot mode, connect it to the pc and double click on the root-windows.bat file and follow the on screen instructions as mentioned below.
Step 7. Wait for the process to complete and click any prompts on your phone that come up when asked to.
Step 8. Once done, you phone will be rebooted automatically.
That’s it, upon booting you will find the SuperSU app in the app drawer and your phone is successfully rooted.