Unlocking/Rooting Nexus 5 and Installing ClockworkMod Recovery

Beanstalk ROM with Chaos Kernel on the Nexus 5 from marcelliotnet on Vimeo.

Yesterday I picked up a Nexus 5 and while at work today, I rooted it, installed ClockworkMod recovery, and flashed it with the Beanstalk rom and Chaos kernel. So far i’m liking it, and i thought I would write a little something.

!!This will wipe your phone!!

First you will need to install the Nexus 5 drivers.

Then all you need to do to unlock and root your phone, is to put your phone in fastboot mode and run the CF-Auto-Root-hammerhead-hammerhead-nexus5 exploit. To put your phone in fastboot mode. You just need to power it off. Then while powered off hold down the down volume key and the power button at the same time. After in fastboot mode run the .bat file.

That’s it! your phone now is unlocked and rooted. Now if you want to install custom roms, you will need to flash it with ClockworkMod.

install the minimal_adb_fastboot to your computer. Then download the ClockworkMod recovery image. Place it in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot directory. Put your phone in fastboot mode again then run “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” from the command prompt.

Once you have the recovery flashed you can start downloading custom roms and kernels. Here is a Chaos Kernel for you to try. Chaos-Kernel_v8.1 I would recommend going to xda for downloading custom roms.