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By ShotTard, Junior Member on 15th May 2014, 05:44 AM
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Hello, two days ago I rooted my Nexus 5 and unlocked the bootloader. Yesterday I wanted to install custom rom, I decided on Slimkat, and when it was installed, I didn't have root permissions. I've never seen a ROM without root. I've tried all the usual ways of rooting, but I can't root it.

Do any of you know how?
 
 
15th May 2014, 05:46 AM |#2  
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download supersu http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
boot into your custom recovery, then flash supersu. reboot after.

you have to flash the superuser binaries whenever you flash with many n5 roms.
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you'll also need to enable root access in the Developer options.
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15th May 2014, 07:04 AM |#4  
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...all in the slim FAQ mentioned in the slim thread

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ShotTard

Hello, two days ago I rooted my Nexus 5 and unlocked the bootloader. Yesterday I wanted to install custom rom, I decided on Slimkat, and when it was installed, I didn't have root permissions. I've never seen a ROM without root. I've tried all the usual ways of rooting, but I can't root it.

Do any of you know how?

Flashing SuperSU is like... THE way to root... you're lucky you haven't been eaten alive yet by the community. xD
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Flashing SuperSU is like... THE way to root... you're lucky you haven't been eaten alive yet by the community. xD

2nd question in the slim FAQ...
http://www.slimroms.net/index.php/faq

Which is in post 1 of the slimkat thread


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I still can't figure out why they didn't just include SuperSU in the ROM zip file. Having to flash another zip to have root seems silly.
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I still can't figure out why they didn't just include SuperSU in the ROM zip file. Having to flash another zip to have root seems silly.

Because it's compiled with superuser in the settings menu like many other aosp roms. You only have to activate root by turning it on in settings

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Hi, it was just me being stupid xD I'm used to ROMs for my LG Optimus 4X HD where root was always enabled by default. Thanks for all your help, and I'll make sure to read on the ROMs website the next time I encounter a problem.

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