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[Q] Brand new phone, considering root

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By SnowWolf75, Junior Member on 27th March 2014, 12:53 AM
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I just got my phone today, but I'd like to root it to get the added functionality. I've rooted a few devices (Galaxy S2, toshiba Thrive) before without issue, so I think I can do this as well. Are there any problems, gotchas, or pitfalls that I might encounter besides the usual? It's been out for a few months, so I would expect those to be ironed out by now.
27th March 2014, 12:59 AM |#2  
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It's a very easy phone to root. Just follow this

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27th March 2014, 01:03 AM |#3  
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Hi and welcome!

The Nexus 5 is arguably the easiest device to unlock and root. Follow this guide by Chromium. (It's a sticky in the General section)

It's pretty straight forward, and doing it this way will help you out in the long run if you ever need to use ADB or fastboot in the future.

As far as issues go, there isn't anything worry about during the unlocking and rooting process. Just make sure you flash kernels and roms specifically for the N5. Also, be aware that not all kernels are compatible with all roms. Most Developers do a good job of explaining compatibility in their thread.

Good luck and enjoy!
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27th March 2014, 01:41 AM |#4  
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Just the replies I wanted to hear/read. Thanks you two.
27th March 2014, 03:41 AM |#5  
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Root and enjoy XDA! Happy Flashing!!
27th March 2014, 04:12 AM |#6  
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You can always unroot if ya need to as well
27th March 2014, 02:38 PM |#7  
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Welcome to XDA. There is no reason to not root the Nexus 5, in fact I had mine rooted within 20 minutes of owning it. Would have been sooner but I had to wait on my computer to finish some updates.
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