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OP Damiththamara

22nd February 2014, 06:57 AM   |  #1  
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I'm new to this rooting process regarding my nexus 5. I read all the other posts of rooting nexus 5 and I've downloaded all the necessary things to get start rooting my nexus. For that I'm using CF-Auto root method of chainfire's.

After reading those threads I realized that I have to unlock the bootloader which wipes my data and it's okay with me and the thing I want to know is that will my original ROM will get replaced by a another custom rom If I goes through this process. I want to keep my original stock rom with me.

Can somebody please tell me whether my ROM will get replaced by using CF-Auto Root?


And it it is going to replace. Can I root my phone without replacing my rom and how to do it. Direct me to a post and I will follow it

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22nd February 2014, 07:03 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Damiththamara

I'm new to this rooting process regarding my nexus 5. I read all the other posts of rooting nexus 5 and I've downloaded all the necessary things to get start rooting my nexus. For that I'm using CF-Auto root method of chainfire's.

After reading those threads I realized that I have to unlock the bootloader which wipes my data and it's okay with me and the thing I want to know is that will my original ROM will get replaced by a another custom rom If I goes through this process. I want to keep my original stock rom with me.

Can somebody please tell me whether my ROM will get replaced by using CF-Auto Root?


And it it is going to replace. Can I root my phone without replacing my rom and how to do it. Direct me to a post and I will follow it

Thank you

You dont have to worry. it wont replace your stock rom period. CF auto root just adds root permissions. make sure you unlock your boot loader (I assume you have read all about unlocking bootloader) first and theres plenty of guides in nexus 5 forum or just google search Nexus 5 boot loader unlock.

These may come in handy,

unlocking bootloader - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2507905
CF auto root - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2507211
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22nd February 2014, 04:21 PM   |  #3  
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You dont have to worry. it wont replace your stock rom period. CF auto root just adds root permissions. make sure you unlock your boot loader (I assume you have read all about unlocking bootloader) first and theres plenty of guides in nexus 5 forum or just google search Nexus 5 boot loader unlock.

These may come in handy,

unlocking bootloader - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2507905
CF auto root - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2507211

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I'm about to root my nexus now using TWRP custom recovery. Can you please tell me whether I can get OTA updates after rooting my phone. Do I have to replace the ROM with the new image or Can I only get the updates without flashing again and wiping off my data.
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23rd February 2014, 01:56 PM   |  #4  
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I'm about to root my nexus now using TWRP custom recovery. Can you please tell me whether I can get OTA updates after rooting my phone. Do I have to replace the ROM with the new image or Can I only get the updates without flashing again and wiping off my data.
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I dont have much of experience with nexus after nexus s 2years agoand now im on samsung. as far as I know, No, you wont be able to update via OTA after you installed a custom recovery. but Im not 100% sure though. theres nothing to lose so why dont you give it a try. however you can always make a titanium or loads of backup methods after root and just restore after the update. even CWM or TWRP have custom restore options.

Refer - http://www.wugfresh.com/faqs/can-i-s...lock-and-root/
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