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By sukritsingh, Junior Member on 16th February 2014, 11:12 AM
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Hi, i recently tried to root my Nexus 5 16 GB, but only managed to unlock the boot loader. If I try to root again using the CF auto root, would it still wipe all data? I'm new at this, and it was my first attempt at rooting.
 
 
16th February 2014, 11:23 AM |#2  
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If you have unlocker bootloader, just flash a custom recovery via fastboot, then flash supersu.zip in recovery and you're done
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16th February 2014, 11:41 AM |#3  
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Hi, i recently tried to root my Nexus 5 16 GB, but only managed to unlock the boot loader. If I try to root again using the CF auto root, would it still wipe all data? I'm new at this, and it was my first attempt at rooting.

i think u have to unlock bootloader that will wipe ur data before root
16th February 2014, 12:33 PM |#4  
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Sorry, not possible bro. For rooting you need to unlock the bootloader and that WILL wipe your data. No choice.
16th February 2014, 01:05 PM |#5  
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Ever tried making an omelet without breaking the eggs?

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16th February 2014, 01:07 PM |#6  
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If you already unlocked your bootloader (so if you get a wipe of all your data last time). You can now root wihout loosing any data with CF auto-root, as only the unlocking bootloader step can wipe data in that process.

If you want to check if your bootloader is unlocked, reboot your nexus 5. If you see the small unlock icon at the botom of the "Google" logo, then, your bootloader is unlocked
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16th February 2014, 02:13 PM |#7  
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Backup with helium before your wipe and should be good

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16th February 2014, 05:23 PM |#8  
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Why didnt you notice that he already said his bootloader is unlocked.
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16th February 2014, 06:08 PM |#9  
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Yea seriously guyz he has already said that bootloader is unlocked.
And as per his ques no since the bootloader is already unlocked cf auto will only root so your data won't wipe.
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16th February 2014, 07:33 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by GUGUITOMTG4

Why didnt you notice that he already said his bootloader is unlocked.

Suppose it took me by surprise. Basics covered in sticky thread should be read. Root doesn't wipe so wasn't expecting a question that's already covered

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