root nexus phone

Gaining root access you can modify the device’s software on the deepest level. For example, you can install apps like Rec which lets you record video of your screen, or Hola which unlocks Netflix’s full video catalog.

1. Enable USB Debugging
Head to Settings > Developer Options then check the box USB debugging, if you don’t see the Developer Options section, go to the About phone section in the Settings menu, scroll to the bottom and tap on Build number repeatedly until you unlock it.


2. Download CF-Auto-Root
We’ll use “CF-Auto-Root” rooting tool which will do most of the heavy work. Download HERE the app in your computer, the .zip file from the bottom of the page and then extrat the files in a folder.

3. Boot into Bootloader Mode
Power down your device, then boot holding in the Volume Down and Power key at the same time. You should see a black screen with a picture of the Android mascot on his back.

4. Run CF-Auto-Root
Connect device to your PC with a USB cable, navigate to the folder where you unzipped the CF-Auto-Root archive, press and hold the Shift key, right click in the folder and select Open command windows here.
In the command window type: root-windows.bat

5. Follow the instructions
A necessary step for rooting is to unlock your bootloader.
[quote_box_center]Note that if your bootloader is not unlocked, this process will erase all the data on your device. It’s recommended to backup your phone.[/quote_box_center]
If you’re not sure if bootloader is locked or unlocked, simply look at the bottom of your device, there should be written: Lock State – Unlocked or Locked (find a How to unlock bootloader HERE)
bootloader locked all that’s left to do is to Press any key if you are prompted and wait till it makes the job.


Once your phone is rooted, it’s supposed to reboot with a red Android logo.

If root-windows.bat command fails, it’s most likely the result of not having the proper fastboot drivers for your Device. Try installing Universal Naked Driver.


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