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Why root a Nexus 5?

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Originally Posted by thecryof View Post
I second this.
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Originally Posted by Dragn4rce View Post
It's EXTREMELY EASY. So laughably easy.

BUT if decide not too. UNLOCK the boot loader at least. ALL NEXUS USERS MUST UNLOCK IT.

Fastboot OEM Unlock.

It pays off down the road because you WON'T lose EVERYTHING and if you need to return it well relock it easy.

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Exactly. There's pretty much no reason at all not to unlock the bootloader right away when you get the phone. You have nothing to lose, and then you don't have to worry about wiping the phone down the line of you don't want to. It's win-win.
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Originally Posted by Danub View Post
The only reason I'm afraid to root on Nexus 5 is cos I just got it and when you root you lose your warranty. So if anything goes wrong I can't send it back to Google
No you don't. If anything goes wrong, you can still send it back.

Originally Posted by Danub View Post
oh ok, is that fairly simple? Cos I rooted my S2 and that wasn't too hard. Never tried to unroot though and go back to stock
All you have to do to root is flash the Chainfire img through fastboot. Likewise if you want to go back to factory state all you have to do is flash the factory image in fastboot. You don't even need a custom recovery unless you want to flash custom ROMs.
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