[ WeekendProjects ] How to Root NEXUS 5 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat

But, wait… I write here for my own reference, so if you want to try and follow this reference, DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK..  [emoji expressionless face]

  1. Download and extract Android SDK. Make sure you could find fastboot tool in {AndroidSDKfolder}/sdk/platform-tools
  2. Download CWM Recovery for NEXUS 5, and put it in the folder where you found fastboot above.
  3. Enable USB Debugging Mode, find in Setting > Developer Option
  4. Download a zip file of SuperSU (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.80.zip)
  5. Connect your Nexus 5 to your PC/Laptop, and then copy/paste the downloaded SuperSU zip file to SDcard in your Nexus 5.
  6. Turn off your Nexus 5.
  7. Now, set your Nexus 5 to Fastboot/Bootloader mode by holding Volume Down + Power buttons together until you got a red text “Fastboot Mode”.
  8. Install the CWM Recovery : use the Terminal or CommandPrompt in your PC/Laptop, goes to the folder where you found the fastboot tool and then type following commands.
  9. fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.5-hammerhead.img

  10. When, it’s done, select Recovery menu in your Nexus 5 (use Volume Up/Down for scrolling and Power button to select).
  11. In Recovery menu, select “Install zip”, and then browse to the SDcard folder where you have put the SuperSU zip file. Select the file and confirm the installation to begin.
  12. When it’s done, select “++++++Go Back+++++”, and reboot you Nexus 5 by selecting “reboot system now”.
  13. It may take time for the first reboot, but once your phone is up, do reboot again.

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