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[Q] Cant reroot my nexus 5 (bootloader already unlocked)

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11th June 2014, 07:08 AM   |  #1  
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Hey guys,
A few months ago I successfully rooted my Nexus 5 using the first youtube video you see after youtubing "root nexus 5" (sorry, new members cant post links).
unfortunately i had to remove root access for a short period of time. now that i try to reroot the phone using the above method (as well as a few others) It doesnt work.

when I put the phone in fastboot mode it says SECURITY BOOT: enabled and LOCK STATE: unlocked. Im assuming that means the bootloader remains unlocked. when i run the program and my nexus 5 flashes all the magic voodoo rooting screens, the phone boots back up but i still dont have root access.


what in the world can i do here?
11th June 2014, 07:33 AM   |  #2  
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You shouldn't be using programs. Just follow the guide we have here, linked in my signature

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11th June 2014, 07:45 AM   |  #3  
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You shouldn't be using programs. Just follow the guide we have here, linked in my signature

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appreciate the thought but that doesnt really help where im at right now. im probably using the term "programs" incorrectly. i just installed hammerhead and ran it using this n that. Ive taken a look at several guides as well giving me the same operations (download this hammerhead thing. run the thing which then roots the phone with its usb debugging on). I would think that the majority of guides on youtube are derived directly from the guide found on xda anyway (especially the one i used, considering it was a relatively light and easy process).
11th June 2014, 08:05 AM   |  #4  
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No most guides use Toolkits. Our guide is proper. We cannot vouch for others.

Our guide involves flashing a recovery and then flashing root from recovery. Do that and let us know where you get stuck, otherwise we can't help

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11th June 2014, 09:54 PM   |  #5  
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Rootsu is correct. If you want things done properly you're best using no shortcuts like Toolkits. Different OSes and drivers and cables may change how the toolkit works.

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