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Nexus 5 Root Question

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20th March 2014, 02:27 PM   |  #1  
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Hi guys,

I want to root my nexus 5 to get access to the root applications available but I am afraid of the repercussions of rooting. First of all, I want to keep my phone stock because I really like my phone the way it is. Pure android. So installing a custom rom is out of the question for me.


Here are some of my questions
1) Does rooting delete all current apps I have ?
2) Would I still be able to install OTA update from google after rooting?
3) Is the unroot process just as easy as rooting ?

Thanks in advance !
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20th March 2014, 02:29 PM   |  #2  
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Hi,

1) [GUIDE] Nexus 5 - How to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root.

2) [INFO] Nexus 5 OTA Help-Desk.

3) [TUTORIAL] How to flash a factory image | Return to stock | Unroot your Nexus 5.

And additional reading: [HOW-TO] The Nexus 5 All-In-One Beginner's Guide...

All you need is in in the threads above, read closely and take your time. Rooting your device does not require you obviously to install a custom rom.

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20th March 2014, 03:07 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by gerblekiller

Hi guys,

I want to root my nexus 5 to get access to the root applications available but I am afraid of the repercussions of rooting. First of all, I want to keep my phone stock because I really like my phone the way it is. Pure android. So installing a custom rom is out of the question for me.


Here are some of my questions
1) Does rooting delete all current apps I have ?
2) Would I still be able to install OTA update from google after rooting?
3) Is the unroot process just as easy as rooting ?

Thanks in advance !

To backup use total commander with http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/android_adb.html. when you restore your data make sure you redownloaded the purshed apps since adb backup can't backup purshed apps' .apk files.

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20th March 2014, 10:40 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by gerblekiller

Hi guys,

I want to root my nexus 5 to get access to the root applications available but I am afraid of the repercussions of rooting. First of all, I want to keep my phone stock because I really like my phone the way it is. Pure android. So installing a custom rom is out of the question for me.


Here are some of my questions
1) Does rooting delete all current apps I have ?
2) Would I still be able to install OTA update from google after rooting?
3) Is the unroot process just as easy as rooting ?

Thanks in advance !

1) yes because you will be unlocking the bootloader. I recommend helium for backup purposes
2) There is an OTA help desk, it is not like updates come out that often, you can always just flash a stock ROM that is deodexed with the latest android.
3) Yes
20th March 2014, 10:46 PM   |  #5  
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If ever you should unroot don`t forget to flash the zip from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2239421 to reset the `tampered flag`and lock the bootloader after you flashed the factory image.
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I rooted for the same reason as you. IMO there is no longer need for custom roms. It's not like the days of ics etc. Kk is great as it is. Once you do root though it's hard not to want to wipe all the bloat apps out and put a good kernel in. Just make a full nandroid back up. You can't go wrong reading the above and google kindly provided the factory images. But read read read then make a cup of tea and read some more!

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