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Just got my nexus 5 today biggrin.gif

Its so epic, I mean, Its epic

Yeah, pretty much sums it up... thumb.gif
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In case anyone is looking for an easy way to root their Nexus 5 while keeping it close to stock, here is a little guide I made on Android Forums:
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This is a more descriptive (newbie friendly) guide, but it will essentially be using the methods as posted by Chainfire and described here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2507211

Warning: Unlocking the boot loader on your Nexus 5 will factory reset it and wipe all of your data on it. Please back up any data you want to save. There are various methods you can use to do this, but this thread is meant to be a short and sweet guide on how to optionally root your Nexus 5, so these methods won't be covered here. Also, this is entirely a use-at-your-own-risk procedure. However, this method has worked well for me and countless others, so it should be relatively low risk.

This guide will be aimed more at users of Windows PCs (Windows 7 is what I used to do this), though similar methods using other OSs are available. For those, visit the link above.

Also, please read this guide in its entirety so you know what all is entailed before you start the process.

...

1:

First you will need to download the Google USB driver for the Nexus 5 and the CF-Auto-Root tool kit. These are ZIP files and will need to be extracted to use them. (When referencing the names of these extracted ZIP files later in this guide, I will be assuming you chose to name the folders they were extracted to by their default names.)

Driver Download Page: http://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html

CF-Auto-Root Download Page: http://download.chainfire.eu/363/CF-Root/CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-hammerhead-hammerhead-nexus5.zip (Also, feel free to help support Chainfire and the great work that he does making these rooting tools and apps. He also has a Pro version of the SuperSU app for sale on the Google Play Store that you can optionally upgrade to. SuperSU will be installed on your Nexus 5 during this process, and is used to manage root privileges once you're up and running.)

2:

Turn off your Nexus 5 then boot it in fastboot mode. To boot in fastboot mode hold down the volume down button and power button at the same time. It should boot up with a screen displaying our green Android friend lying down on his back with his service panel open.

3:

When logged into Windows, connect your Nexus 5 in fastboot mode up to one of your computer's USB ports using its charging/data cable. Windows will try and install drivers for the Nexus 5, but will be unable to find any by default. Go into your Windows Device Manager in the Control Panel and find the device without drivers successfully installed. It will likely be listed as Android in Other Devices and have an exclamation mark in a yellow triangle on it. Right mouse click on this then click on Update Driver Software. Choose to browse your computer for driver software and direct it to the latest_usb_driver_windows folder where you extracted the driver software from Google. Also make sure that the check box Include subfolders... is checked. After it installs, it may erroneously list the Nexus 5 as being a Samsung device. That is alright however, as it shouldn't affect functionality.

4:

Navigate to the CF-Auto-Root-hammerhead-hammerhead-nexus5 folder you extracted. Open this and then run root-windows.bat. When running, this should unlock the boot loader on your Nexus 5, root it, and install the SuperSU app. You'll know it's working if you see your Nexus 5 displaying various messages as well as showing a red Android figure. Wait for this process to finish and your Nexus 5 should boot back up, rooted and ready to go.

5:

Enjoy your rooted Nexus 5!
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Anyone have recommendations for a good protective case?
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spiegn air cushion ultra hybrid. Loving it, and just made a few new back inserts for my moods biggrin.gif Looks boss

I have been having a camera issue lately. If I open my photo app or any other app that can use my camera (say bar code reader). I get a camera cant be found error and the app has to be exited. I have to power cycle the phone to get the camera to work. But it doesn't happen all the time; I get an error more often then the camera just working.

Could the camera connections be loose from when I changed my screen out?
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I recommend the Spigen Neo Hybrid Case I have used it for about a month and it very good both in looks and protective qualities.
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Anyone have recommendations for a good protective case?
I have been using this SUPCASE Nexus 5 Hybrid Case for 5 months and have really enjoyed it. I've thrown my phone once or twice by accident and it has protected the phone each time (granted it landed on a bed and then slid off onto carpet). Only complaint is that the hole for the headphone jack is a little small and doesn't fit 3.5mm plugs that have a large amount of material.
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Ok ... not trolling. This is a legitimate question. Is this a solid phone?

We currently have iPhones but Verizon's monthly fee is to ridiculously priced. So we're moving. She doesn't want to pay the iPhones $648 at T Mobile. So I found the Nexus at half the price. I've had Droids before and they bit me in the ass. Have things changed over the last 3 years?

Thx! thumb.gif
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Ok ... not trolling. This is a legitimate question. Is this a solid phone?

We currently have iPhones but Verizon's monthly fee is to ridiculously priced. So we're moving. She doesn't want to pay the iPhones $648 at T Mobile. So I found the Nexus at half the price. I've had Droids before and they bit me in the ass. Have things changed over the last 3 years?

Thx! thumb.gif

Best price/perf/build quality IIRC.
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Ok ... not trolling. This is a legitimate question. Is this a solid phone?

We currently have iPhones but Verizon's monthly fee is to ridiculously priced. So we're moving. She doesn't want to pay the iPhones $648 at T Mobile. So I found the Nexus at half the price. I've had Droids before and they bit me in the ass. Have things changed over the last 3 years?

Thx! thumb.gif

3 years? Yah you'll be walking into almost new territory, I know myself wouldn't touch an Android phone before 3.0 with the unpolished feeling of it.

The first major and recognized complaint would be battery life as it's relatively average. But just a few pages back you can see some people getting excellent standby times out of it for their usage needs. I myself never go under the 75% mark in a day, you can get a decent days maybe twos usage out of it depending on your level of use.

Screen is above average, a little lackluster in the blacks departments so don't expect HTC One levels or anything like an AMOLED screen. The brightness is pretty good, colors are neutral and still retain vibrancy, and viewing angles are good.

Performance with the stock launcher is snappy and has satisfied my needs/wants after using an HTC One, S4, iPhone 5, and an S3.

Speaker performance is meh worthy but so is everything just about besides the HTC One, so expected.

For the price it's unbeatable in my opinion.
Edited by Azefore - 3/4/14 at 1:29pm
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3 years? Yah you'll be walking into almost new territory, I know myself wouldn't touch an Android phone before 3.0 with the unpolished feeling of it.

The first major and recognized complaint would be battery life as it's relatively average. But just a few pages back you can see some people getting excellent standby times out of it for their usage needs. I myself never go under the 75% mark in a day, you can get a decent days maybe twos usage out of it depending on your level of use.

Screen is above average, a little lackluster in the blacks departments so don't expect HTC One levels or anything like an AMOLED screen. The brightness is pretty good, colors are neutral and still retain vibrancy, and viewing angles are good.

Performance with the stock launcher is snappy and has satisfied my needs/wants after using an HTC One, S4, iPhone 5, and an S3.

Speaker performance is meh worthy but so is everything just about besides the HTC One, so expected.

For the price it's unbeatable in my opinion.
That was a big concern for me because my Droid 2 and Droid X would barely make it 6hrs on battery where as my i4 can go days(obviously not while using it heavily). Color and sound is irrelevant as I may just use it to take a few pics and watch youtube. Surf OCN while at work :-D. Any word on Mac compatibility, as that's what she uses for work?
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