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[Nexus 5] CF-Auto-Root

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By Chainfire, Moderator Emeritus / Senior Recognized Developer - Where is my shirt? on 1st November 2013, 04:21 PM
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CF-Root is the root for "rooting beginners" and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root.

CF-Root has been available for many devices and has clocked over 17.5 million downloads. This is not even counting custom ROMs that already include it. Don't be a leech, buy me a beer (and use the "Thanks" button!). Imagine if every CF-Root user has donated me $1...

What's installed
- SuperSU binary and APK
- Nothing else, that's it.

Installation and usage

- Download the ZIP file (see post below for link)
- Extract the ZIP file
- Boot your device in bootloader/fastboot mode. Usually this can be done by turning your device off, then holding VolUp+VolDown+Power to turn it on.
- Connect your device to your computer using USB

- Windows:
--- Run root-windows.bat

- Linux
--- chmod +x
--- Run

- Mac OS X
--- chmod +x
--- Run

- Follow the on-screen instructions - watch both the computer and the device !

Note that if your device had not been unlocked before, this procedure will wipe all your data !

Are you having fastboot driver issues? You can find fastboot drivers in many places, but the easiest way is probably just installing the Android SDK.

Did you see the red Android logo during rooting, but SuperSU does not appear? This may sometimes occur due to left-over files and settings, however, you can usually install SuperSU from Google Play at this stage and it'll just work.

Not included - adbd Insecure
As this CF-Root does not include a custom kernel, adb shell does not have root access by default (you can still get it by typing su inside the shell), nor is adb remount supported, nor will adb push and adb pull work on system files. adbd Insecure can be used to remedy this situation. (No idea what this is about ? Don't worry about it !)

CF-Auto-Root homepage

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For requests for new roots and generic discussion - please keep device specific discussion in the thread you are viewing now.
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1st November 2013, 04:22 PM |#2  
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Well done sir!
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Superb, mine's due to arrive in the morning, so hopefully this means I'll be good to go with Titanium from my S3?

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Thanks for this Chainfire!

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Amazing developer you are chainfire.... many thanks for all your hard work

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Amazing and very fast work ! Thank's for this Chainfire !
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Nice Mister Chainfire.
You alwaysa do a great job.

Although I'm dissapointed now because I wanted to be the first to root this phone and post a tutorial .
ADB with insecure boot method . We all love it.
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