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Cannot root or unlock bootloader 4.4.4

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26th June 2014, 04:03 PM   |  #1  
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I've tried to unlock the bootloader and root this phone for the past 5 hours with no success. Is the 4.4.4 not supported by the current tools? I don't suppose any of the drivers have changed from the 4.4.3 to this. Running windows 8.1. Also have Ubuntu 14.10
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I've tried to unlock the bootloader and root this phone for the past 5 hours with no success. Is the 4.4.4 not supported by the current tools? I don't suppose any of the drivers have changed from the 4.4.3 to this. Running windows 8.1. Also have Ubuntu 14.10

Why don't you just do it manually? Its good learning experience and extremely easy/straightforward to do on Nexus devices. Plenty of guides.

EDIT: I assume you meant you were using scripts given you said tools. I guess I should clarify. You do mean those toolkits are what you are using? Or are you saying that fastboot isn't working?
26th June 2014, 04:06 PM   |  #3  
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I've tried to unlock the bootloader and root this phone for the past 5 hours with no success. Is the 4.4.4 not supported by the current tools? I don't suppose any of the drivers have changed from the 4.4.3 to this. Running windows 8.1. Also have Ubuntu 14.10

What about unlocking it manually (fastboot oem unlock) & flashing recovery + SuperSU?

Beter than the tools (assuming you mean toolkits) anywayz.

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26th June 2014, 04:08 PM   |  #4  
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I'll try it manually. If that doesn't work I'll come back. I usually unlock the bootloader then root. That is the best way right or does it not matter?
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I'll try it manually. If that doesn't work I'll come back. I usually unlock the bootloader then root. That is the best way right or does it not matter?

Unlocking the bootloader wipes the device, so yes, do that first.
27th June 2014, 03:19 AM   |  #6  
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Worked. But Android L erased the root like I thought I would and also removed the custom recovery. I do like the features. Buggy with sum apps but it's good for the most part.
27th June 2014, 03:37 AM   |  #7  
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Worked. But Android L erased the root like I thought I would and also removed the custom recovery. I do like the features. Buggy with sum apps but it's good for the most part.

Glad you did it the manual way. Flashing the entire factory image will always remove root and put on the stock recovery. Extract the zip file in the factory image and see what's in there. You can flash all those individually.

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The issue came up again. I Dont know which driver it is. I did the recovery, rooting and flashing from a windows 7 VM and it worked perfectly. It just happens when I use 8.1 it does not work at all. I installed LG's drivers, googles, the SDK, the slimes SDK and a couple others. Seems to make no difference. Any ideas? I'd prefer not having to use a VM to do this root and flashing process.

Main issue is when I do the adb or fastboot devices command, the nexus 5 is not recognized but the system does see it as an android boot loader.
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27th June 2014, 07:42 AM   |  #9  
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I seem to be having the same issue, I can get the phone to reboot into fastboot through ADB, but "fastboot oem unlock" does not work, states "waiting for device", even tried CF auto root and it displays the same thing, "waiting for device". any suggestions?
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I seem to be having the same issue, I can get the phone to reboot into fastboot through ADB, but "fastboot oem unlock" does not work, states "waiting for device", even tried CF auto root and it displays the same thing, "waiting for device". any suggestions?

Reboot your computer. Boot your phone into bootloader using volume down and power. Then connect the USB and see if "fastboot devices" reports anything

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