How to root LG Nexus 5 on KitKat 4.4.3

By | June 6, 2014
Google Nexus 5 KitKat 4.4.43 Root

Google Nexus 5 KitKat 4.4.43 Root

Google has released the Kitkat 4.4.3 update and most of the smartphones running Android are being upgraded to this latest version. As obvious, no matter which OEM release you have installed earlier, it will remove the root access of your device after updating and those who are addicted use a rooted device can never go back to the device with no root access.

It is true that being an Android user means you need to be ready always to get any software update and also to get root access after getting the update. We have a nice and easy to follow rooting guide to for your device to root. Soon you will get the custom ROM also for your updated device so go through the tutorial to take one step further to get the best ROM by rooting your device. I hope you have the idea or rooting and drawbacks, if not then first read this post completely and comment below your doubts and queries, I will try my level best to get back to them.

The tutorial is not much complex but you must be careful throughout the process. Before going to the process, go to the requirements of this rooting guide and fulfill them.

KitKat 4.4.3

Rooting requirements

  • This method works on all platform such as Linux, Windows and Mac, so you need not to worry at all.
    Make sure that battery of the device is more than 70%, rooting consumes more battery and avoid the unnecessary shutdowns.
  • Rooting is not an authorized process and voids the warranty of the device.
    Enable the USB debugging on your device by going to Settings>>Applications>>Developer Options>>USB debugging.
  • Rooting allows you to customize with many new options such as frees up the internal memory, improves the battery life and more that you can’t do as a normal user.
  • Bootloader must be unlocked, search over the internet to get the tutorial.
  • Download and install USB drivers from on your device.
  • Before rooting back up all your data on the phone memory, because rooting wipes out all the data on phone memory.

Files to Download

How to root LG Nexus 5 on KitKat 4.4.3

  1. Download and extract the CF-Auto Root on your Computer.
  2. Switch Off your device, and go into the bootloader/fastboot mode.
  3. Here is how you can enable bootloader mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons until you see some text on-screen.
  4. Now transfer the the CF-Auto root files to the Fastboot Directory.
  5. Now depending the Operating System installed on your Computer, select the procedure to go for:

    Windows based PC

    • Run: root-windows.bat

    Macbook PC

    • chmod +x
    • Run:

    Linux PC

    • chmod +x
    • Run:

Follow the on screen instructions to root your device. Just after the root reboot your device complete and then go to the Play Store and search for an app called RootChecker that notifies your device got rooted or not.
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