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Originally Posted by BirchBarlow
I guess theoretically you could root without unlocking the bootloader, but it would probably require a substantial amount of hacking. The phone I had before the N5 was like that, it was an AT&T Galaxy S4, and the bootloader was locked down, but it was still rootable with a CF script. Of course this is moot seeing as the Nexus is easily unlockable.
Lots of other phones can be rooted without unlocking the bootloader. Some don't even have locked bootloaders and yes, in theory an exploit could be found that roots this phone, however - in this nexus 5 thread, the op has asked a question and does not want an answer pertaining to theory or other devices.
When im answering nexus 5 specific threads, I shouldn't have to put a disclaimer that I am talking about the nexus 5. It is a given. Theory and other phones does not help the op root his nexus 5
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