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This thread is intended to be your master resource for all the important and "must-read" threads here in the Nexus 5 forum. It contains links to threads we expect you to read before gaining root access/any sort of modification as well as links to guides and other resources to do the things you're looking to do. Feel free to post in this thread to suggest threads be added to this list.


Please do not ask questions or ask for support here; ask in the relevant thread instead.





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Section 1a - Pre-root Info:

Before attempting to gain root access, we would expect you to have properly read and understood the following threads. If you do not understand something, try reading it again before asking in the thread or posting in the Q&A section. Some guides are included in this list - because it is always best to read the process from beginning to end before attempting anything. Please do not blindly follow the guides yet; read them for information purposes. This will help you learn some terminology and will help you formulate a better understanding of the way things work.
  1. adb and fastboot. What is it? How can it help you? - basic information about adb and fastboot (by @rootSU)
  2. All you need to know about Android | Read this before you post/root! - Understand the basics before you root (by @abaaaabbbb63)
  3. How to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root - Set up ADB, Fastboot before you root (by @Chromium)
  4. How to flash a factory image | Return to stock | Unroot/SAVE your Nexus 5 - Understand how to reset everything in case something goes wrong (by @abaaaabbbb63)

If you were wondering why we prefer for you not to use toolkits/"one click root" methods, try reading this:

The Dangers of Tool Kits and One Click Root Methods + Mini Rant (by @El Daddy)

Section 1b - Pre-root follows:

You'll need to read these threads before proceeding. They'll ensure you have adb and fastboot set up properly on your Windows PC. The first thread should install everything you need (adb., fastboot and drivers) to be able to connect to your Windows PC and subsequently gain root access. After following the first thread, check if it works correctly by booting into the bootloader, connecting via USB, then entering "fastboot devices" into a command prompt window. If your device doesn't show up, then try manually installing the driver in the second thread. If you continue to have driver issues then diagnose your issue with the information in the third thread.
  1. ADB, Fastboot and Drivers - 15 seconds ADB Installer - Recommended quick and easy way to install adb and fastboot (by @Snoop05)
  2. [ADB/FB/APX Driver] Universal Naked Driver - A "bare" driver required for connecting your device (by @1wayjonny)
  3. Diagnosing USB Driver and ADB issues in Windows - Ensure ADB and fastboot WORK before you attempt anything (by @MaxRabbit)



Section 2 - Guides (Root specific):

A collection of root specific guides. Not just guides on how to gain root access, but also guides for other tasks that require it.
  1. [4.4.x][5.x] How to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root - The preferred method. Allows you to learn and understand the basics (by @Chromium)
  2. [5.0] Download and Flash Android 5.0 and Reroot & Recovery (by @spc_hicks09)
  3. How to Fix BSOD/No Bootloader (by @wolfirotisha)
  4. Repairing corrupted /data partition (by @cadbomb)
  5. Fix persist partition - No storage, IMEI lost, can't mount persist? (by @bitdomo)
  6. [FIX] Unbrick Nexus 5 stucked in Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 mode (by @bitdomo)



Section 3 - Guides (Root agnostic):

A collection of guides that you do not need root access to follow.
  1. How to flash a factory image | Return to stock | Unroot/SAVE your Nexus 5 - Flashing back to stock (by @abaaaabbbb63)
  2. How to flash factory images with LG Flashtool - Flashing back to stock with LG Flashtool (by @bitdomo)



Section 4 - info (root specific):

A collection of info threads for users with root access.
  1. adb and fastboot. What is it? How can it help you? (by @rootSU)
  2. All-in-one beginners guide (by @xBeerdroiDx)
  3. All color related things! (FAQ, Calibration Guide, Development) (by @yorici)
  4. Undervolting thread (by @Tom540)
  5. [Info] Basic overview of root options for Lollipop (by @rootSU)



Section 5 - info (root agnostic):

A collection of info threads that do not necessarily require root access.
  1. OTA Help-Desk - Understand how OTA's work and what this means if you have root access (by @Sandman-007)
  2. tips & tricks with important info to know - Tips and tricks for non-root and root users (by @samersh72)
  3. Diagnosing USB Driver and ADB issues in Windows - Help diagnose Windows PC connectivity issues (by @MaxRabbit)
  4. Storage: Data (info / loss / recovery / prevention) - Handy resource to explain how the N5's internal memory works in a data context (by @rootSU)



Section 6 - Resources

A collection of useful resources.
  1. [MODEM] [EFS] Nexus 5 Flashable Modems and EFS Backup (KTU84M) - upgrade your radio and backup your EFS (by @autoprime)
  2. Stock OTA URLs - Manually download OTAs (by @oldblue910)
  3. New GPU Drivers for Nexus 5 - Latest Qualcomm graphics drivers (by @caspboy)
  4. Dalvik and Bionic Optimizations - Optimizations for Dalvik and Bionic (by @Elluel)
  5. N5 Lollipop Stock Flashables (by @vomer)
  6. Recovery Zip collection (by @jd1639)



Section 7 - Indexes:
  1. ROMs, Kernels, MODs, Recoveries, Themes (by @benkxda)



Section 8 - Known issues
  1. The Defects thread - A collection of "known" defects (by @dehsA)
  2. Light Bleed - LCD light bleed (by @undercover)



Section 9 - Discussions
  1. LCD Density - Resizing graphical elements (by @2sl0w)
  2. User Benchmark Thread - With Added Competition! - Compare your **** in the shower (by @Dan1909)
  3. [Battery Life Help] Troubleshoot battery issues here! - Help with your battery life (by @Darth & @Elluel)
  4. Nexus 5 Battery Results - Show off your battery results (by @NatTheCat)
  5. Dedicated Runtime Thread (ART vs Dalvik) - Discussions surrounding the use and differences between ART and Dalvik (by @aeppacher)
  6. PSA: Google is offering a one time replacement on a cracked screen/water damage (US Play Store only) (by @madquack)
  7. [Radio] Enable LTE Band 3 and 8 on D820 and LTE Band 2 and 4 on D821 (by @Guiper)
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