Root Nexus 5 on KitKat 4.4.1 KOT49E – CF-Auto-Root

Again, we are back with the new 100% working guide to root Nexus 5 with Cf-Auto-Root method. Recently Google released the new KitKat 4.4.1 KOT49E update for Nexus devices. If you updated your device with this new update and looking for the easiest way to root your device again. Here is the complete guide to root the device with the help of Chainfire CF Root method. This method will work on the KitKat 4.4.1 KOT49E firmware. First update your Nexus 5 with the latest official update, read here How to Install KitKat 4.4.1 KOT49E OTA on Nexus 4, 5 and 7. Once you root the device, you can enjoy lots of custom roms, rooted application and other tweaks on your nexus devices.

Note that if your device had not been unlocked before, this procedure will wipe all your data. Before following the below mention guide do take the dull backup of your device and save the backup files in some safe place. Let’s check out on what are the detailed steps and procedure you need to follow before you root the device.

Root Nexus 5 on KitKat CF-Auto-Root


Pre-requisites and Requirements

a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.

b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Make sure that your Nexus battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

d) Download the Latest Nexus drivers on your PC and install it to start the update  process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to root Android 4.4.1 OTA Update on Nexus. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.

Instruction to Root Nexus 5

Step 1. Download Android SDK and install it on your windows PC.

Step 2. Download the Nexus CF Root Package in our computer from the below mention links:-

Now extract the Folder on you AndroidADB folder.

Step 3. Now Turn off you device and Boot in Fastmode mode. To do this Press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons. Hold them down until you see the Fastboot menu and START on top for entering the device in the fastboot mode.

Step 4. 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.

The process will take some time root you device. Now your Nexus 5 is rooted and you can enjoy the custom roms and rooted application on your phone.

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