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I have rooted all my other devices i have used without an issue and I just got a Nexus 5. On my other devices I really don't use any root apps except titanium backup. I want to root but I don't know what I could get from if it. I am also worried about it being bricked because I cannot get a new phone. Any thoughts?
 
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It's very easy to root. You should refer to this post on how to do it. Just follow the instructions carefully.

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I have rooted all my other devices i have used without an issue and I just got a Nexus 5. On my other devices I really don't use any root apps except titanium backup. I want to root but I don't know what I could get from if it. I am also worried about it being bricked because I cannot get a new phone. Any thoughts?
You can't brick a N5 just by rooting it, rooting doesn't change anything it just gives you root access. While you could brick your phone by using root apps improperly, pretty much any situation can be remedied by reflashing the factory image. The only way I could think of where you could truly hard-brick your phone is if you managed to corrupt the bootloader, which I don't think any root apps would even allow you to do.
 
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