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By logicrulez, Member on 23rd January 2014, 08:35 PM
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Is there a way to root my Nexus 5 without wiping the entire device? I've been looking around and all roads lead to unlocking the boot loader with adb, which wipes the device.

I remember on my GS2 & GS3 I could insert root into stock with just a couple of files, no flashing or adb.

Any help is appreciated.

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23rd January 2014, 08:38 PM |#2  
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no there isnt. this question gets asked once a week.
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Is there a way to root my Nexus 5 without wiping the entire device? I've been looking around and all roads lead to unlocking the boot loader with adb, which wipes the device.

I remember on my GS2 & GS3 I could insert root into stock with just a couple of files, no flashing or adb.

Any help is appreciated.

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Fastboot, you use fastboot to unlock the bootloader and flash the custom recovery. And no there is no way without unlocking the bootloader. The reason unlocking the bootloader wipes the user data is for security so that someone can't steal the phone and then unlock it in order to steal your data.
23rd January 2014, 09:22 PM |#5  
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no there isnt. this question gets asked once a week.

What internet provider are you with? If I had no internet connection for 6 days a week, i'd complain

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i see what you did there.
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