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Default [Q] Help Flashing/Rooting Before I Brick Phone

So I'm switching from Galaxy S3 to Nexus 5 and was wondering a couple of things.

1: For most phones, there are carrier version and each version had it's own rom/flashes, so for Nexus 5 I noticed that there is no separate forum for Sprint, ATT, etc. Does that mean all flashes/rooting methods work on the Nexus 5?

2: Is there something like Odin for Nexus 5?
 
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Bump, really do need help. Don't want to brick phone.
 
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So I'm switching from Galaxy S3 to Nexus 5 and was wondering a couple of things.

1: For most phones, there are carrier version and each version had it's own rom/flashes, so for Nexus 5 I noticed that there is no separate forum for Sprint, ATT, etc. Does that mean all flashes/rooting methods work on the Nexus 5?

2: Is there something like Odin for Nexus 5?
There so no carrier version nexus 5, there are two variant, LGD820 for north america and LG821 for the rest of the world. LG820 and LGD821 are 100% the same. The only difference is a programmed chip. This chip in LGD820 programmed to work with north amrrican lte network, in LG821 this is programmed to work with not north american lte networks. This two variant is needed, because this chip only capable to handle 7 lte networks, and there are more then 7 lte network on the whole world.

Yes there are an app like odin. It is called lg flash tool, but only works with LGD820 because the dll refuse to work with LGD821, someone have to hack it to make it work for LGD821 too, and we dont have factory images, just user images so you will get the same result if just flashed a rom with fastboot.

Oh yes and nexus 5 has a mode called fastboot. You can flash system, boot, recovery images with fastboot to nexus 5, you can boot your phone with a kernel without flashing it to your phone and etc...
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This would be a good thread to read through before you do anything: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2508292

Also, please stay away from Toolkits. Learn how to do things the right and safe way. It will help you out in the long run and you'll know how to fix common problems.
 
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As @El Daddy said stay away from toolkits, those cause more troubles in those hands who dont know what are they doing than they should.
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+1 for ditching toolkits

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Toolkits?!! What about the kittens?! The horror. The horror.

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So I'm switching from Galaxy S3 to Nexus 5 and was wondering a couple of things.

1: For most phones, there are carrier version and each version had it's own rom/flashes, so for Nexus 5 I noticed that there is no separate forum for Sprint, ATT, etc. Does that mean all flashes/rooting methods work on the Nexus 5?

2: Is there something like Odin for Nexus 5?
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Here`s one with a YouTube tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XslKnEE4Qo8.
USE Search: /this thread /all threads/Google before posting your question, you`re most likely not the first one having this issue

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