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Default [Q] PLEASE HELP: Lost root when trying to (unsuccessfully) update my N5?

Hi, this is my first post so bear with me if I did something wrong.
I got the notification to update my Nexus 5 (OTA) to 4.4.4. I stupidly agreed to update it and whatya know? I lost root. Here's the break down of what happened:
CWM asked me if it wanted to flash the stock recovery or keep CWM (the actual message was: ROM may flash stock recovery on boot, NO or YES. Along side yes it told me that selecting yes would keep CWM). I selected yes.
Then, in the next page, CWM warned me that I *may* loose root access if I select no, but I had no idea what would happen if I selected it, so I selected yes (keep root), and my phone rebooted.
After that, my phone booted and when I checked, it was still on 4.3.
I went on the XDA thread: [INFO] Nexus 5 OTA Help-Desk. It told me in order to update (Section C), I must uninstall Xposed Framework, and then just flash the OTA.zip how you would normally.
But now it becomes tricky, as I can't uninstall Xposed because I'm not rooted.
So why don't you just do Scenario #1? Because I have CWM which won't let me apply the update from adb (or at least I don't know how to)
So why don't you use Scenario #2? Because I'm not rooted but can get into CWM.
So what am I supposed to do now? How will I get my SU back, along with root permissions? Do I have to reroot? Please help!
I understand this may be a no-brainer for people who actually know about rooting and recoveries, but my head is hurting right now trying to work this out, so a step by step would be helpful. I found that other threads would say like "oh just do this!" and what they mean is a bunch of steps to reach that point. Thanks A LOT!
 
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Hi, this is my first post so bear with me if I did something wrong.
I got the notification to update my Nexus 5 (OTA) to 4.4.4. I stupidly agreed to update it and whatya know? I lost root. Here's the break down of what happened:
CWM asked me if it wanted to flash the stock recovery or keep CWM (the actual message was: ROM may flash stock recovery on boot, NO or YES. Along side yes it told me that selecting yes would keep CWM). I selected yes.
Then, in the next page, CWM warned me that I *may* loose root access if I select no, but I had no idea what would happen if I selected it, so I selected yes (keep root), and my phone rebooted.
After that, my phone booted and when I checked, it was still on 4.3.
I went on the XDA thread: [INFO] Nexus 5 OTA Help-Desk. It told me in order to update (Section C), I must uninstall Xposed Framework, and then just flash the OTA.zip how you would normally.
But now it becomes tricky, as I can't uninstall Xposed because I'm not rooted.
So why don't you just do Scenario #1? Because I have CWM which won't let me apply the update from adb (or at least I don't know how to)
So why don't you use Scenario #2? Because I'm not rooted but can get into CWM.
So what am I supposed to do now? How will I get my SU back, along with root permissions? Do I have to reroot? Please help!
I understand this may be a no-brainer for people who actually know about rooting and recoveries, but my head is hurting right now trying to work this out, so a step by step would be helpful. I found that other threads would say like "oh just do this!" and what they mean is a bunch of steps to reach that point. Thanks A LOT!
Just flash supersu in CWM and you are rooted
Nexus 5 Black 32GB:

Rom: Latest Mahdi & Xposed Framework
Kernel: Latest ElementalX
Recovery: Latest TWRP

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Just flash supersu in CWM and you are rooted
I'm sorry if I sound like a total noob, but how would you do that?! Is there something you have to download and then put it on your device and then flash it? Do you have a download link?
 
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I'm sorry if I sound like a total noob, but how would you do that?! Is there something you have to download and then put it on your device and then flash it? Do you have a download link?
Check the thread named "unlock bootloader and root" which is linked in my signature. You should get the download link and steps to be followed from there.

You were rooted previously, right? Forgot the steps already?

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