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Default [Q] Nexus 5 or Nexus 4

the casing is a Nexus 5 but it detects it as a Nexus 4 i wanted to root and put another firmware in it but my windows is not properly detecting this device can someone please point to a right direction to properly root this device thanks
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You also seem to have a test build of key lime pie. This is definitely strange.

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Looks like a pre-launch device.

Did you buy this from Google or your carrier? What version are you running?

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Looks like a pre-launch device.

Did you buy this from Google or your carrier? What version are you running?

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You also seem to have a test build of key lime pie. This is definitely strange.

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@Neurotica i got it from one of the wireless stores around my area he was selling them for cheap so i took a bite on it but any methods of trying to root it or getting my pc to read it is not working any suggestions?

@MakoVince is there somthing i could do with it as far as rooting it and changing the ROM? im new to Android devices so im not sure what to do with this phone
 
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I'd suggest that you try to update your device while it is still stock. Sideload the updates until you read KitKat.

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0. Unlock the bootloader

1. Install CWM or TWRP via fastboot

2. Back up the pre-release software and save it on your computer

3. Install 4.4.2 factory image via fastboot to 'fix' your device

4. Share the backup you made, because it's interesting
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the casing is a Nexus 5 but it detects it as a Nexus 4 i wanted to root and put another firmware in it but my windows is not properly detecting this device can someone please point to a right direction to properly root this device thanks
Do what rusty said, you dont even know how lucky you are . We missed an oppurtinity to get a an early prerelease system once. I hope we don't lose the chance again.

Follow these instruction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnlUdjUaD3Q when you come to the point to select build number select any build.
boot into recovery make a backup and uploadit somwhere

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