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By howard bamber, Senior Member on 6th March 2014, 11:33 AM
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Please help.I've unlocked the boot loader and need to know how to root using phone terminal only

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6th March 2014, 11:34 AM |#2  
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Please help.I've unlocked the boot loader and need to know how to root using phone terminal only

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It cannot be done. You must use fastboot commands to flash a custom recovery first, then you can root from there
6th March 2014, 11:59 AM |#3  
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Well you unlocked the bootloader so why not fallow the next step wile you were plugged in?

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6th March 2014, 12:08 PM |#4  
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He switched it off and screamed about viruses!

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6th March 2014, 12:37 PM |#5  
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He switched it off and screamed about viruses!

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OK. Wait till he leaves the house and then do it.
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OK. Wait till he leaves the house and then do it.

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6th March 2014, 01:21 PM |#7  
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I'll have to break in. Think I'll just go and Do it. Offered him 20 USD to do it!

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6th March 2014, 01:22 PM |#8  
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I'll have to break in. Think I'll just go and Do it. Offered him 20 USD to do it!

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Why not just have him killed?
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6th March 2014, 01:27 PM |#9  
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I'm not that familiar with dd commands but couldn't he use in a terminal

dd if=recovery.img of= recovery partition

You'd have to make sure you know the recovery partition precisely, there's a thread here some where, Google nexus 5 partitions xda

Ps, make sure you know the exact command because dd commands can be dangerous

Pss, looks like it should be

dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0pxx

Where xx= recovery partition
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6th March 2014, 02:00 PM |#10  
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I'm not that familiar with dd commands but couldn't he use in a terminal

dd if=recovery.img of= recovery partition

You'd have to make sure you know the recovery partition precisely, there's a thread here some where, Google nexus 5 partitions xda

Ps, make sure you know the exact command because dd commands can be dangerous

Pss, looks like it should be

dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0pxx

Where xx= recovery partition

Cant see how that would work from within android without root.
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Cant see how that would work from within android without root.

You're right, he doesn't have root. I got too excited and stopped thinking

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