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I followed Chromium's instruction's.

Bootloader is unlocked.

Using CWM, I installed UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.80.zip - twice. No errors. When I restart the phone I get "Android Upgrading." I am not root.

OK. So then I try CF-Auto-Root-hammerhead-hammerhead-nexus5
# chmod 755 root*
# ./root-linux.sh

I get an error message "already unlocked" and then it proceeds. No error messages. Same thing when it reboots (after the red android thingy) -"Upgrading Android." But I am still not root.

I would bet that this is an SELinux issue. But then that begs the question; how is anyone successful rooting this thing?

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have you tried the latest superSU (1.86)?

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I followed Chromium's instruction's.

Bootloader is unlocked.

Using CWM, I installed UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.80.zip - twice. No errors. When I restart the phone I get "Android Upgrading." I am not root.

OK. So then I try CF-Auto-Root-hammerhead-hammerhead-nexus5
# chmod 755 root*
# ./root-linux.sh

I get an error message "already unlocked" and then it proceeds. No error messages. Same thing when it reboots (after the red android thingy) -"Upgrading Android." But I am still not root.

I would bet that this is an SELinux issue. But then that begs the question; how is anyone successful rooting this thing?

Ideas? Suggestions?
Have you tried just doing this?
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fastboot boot CF-Auto-Root-hammerhead-hammerhead-nexus5.img
If that doesn't work, then I'm guessing you don't have fastboot installed and configured properly, in which case I couldn't help you. Just to be sure though, first thing I would do is a factory flash, just in case there's something screwy with your phone.
 
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http://download.chainfire.eu/372/Sup...erSU-v1.86.zip

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Same thing. I may have to borrow someone's windoze machine. I have a VM running Win7 that I could also try. At this point I am more interested in why this doesn't root than actually rooting the device.
 
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Same thing. I may have to borrow someone's windoze machine. I have a VM running Win7 that I could also try. At this point I am more interested in why this doesn't root than actually rooting the device.
Are you sure you're PC is even detecting your phone? Does it detect it when you type fastboot devices?
 
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Were fastboot not working properly I would not have CWM installed. In Linux, fastboot does not have configuration options. I suppose that I could do a factory flash - again and then set it up - again.
 
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Had the same issue. The problem was that I didnt reboot the phoner after unlocking it. I had to reinstall everything via adb/fastboot and unlock again -restart - install cwm or twrp recovery - restart - backup current system - restart - and finally root and again restart. It seems that restarts are neccesery. Since I did it 3 weeks ago, everything is working again.

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Try this..
This is the easiest way..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2532297

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