Nexus 5 (Hammerhead) is an Android smartphone manufactured by LG. It is one of Google’s Nexus line of flagship devices and served as the launch device for Android 4.4 KitKat. So, it always up to date with the latest version of Android.
Rooting Nexus 5 is one of the hottest topics over the internet (So does flashing a custom ROM to it). Among the many rooting ways, Kingo Android Root will be a good choice.
1. Free download one-click Android Root tool.
2. Make sure your phone is powered ON and at least 30% battery level.
3. USB Cable.
4. Enable USB Debugging on your device.
5. Do not upgrade to Android 6.
Steps to root your Nexus 5
Step 1: Launch Android Root tool.
You will see a window as below.
Step 2: Connect Nexus 5 to computer via USB cable.
This will take a little time. The software will install mobile driver automatically.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging mode on your phone.
If you have done this before, skip this step and move on. If not, please read this tutorial: How to enable USB debugging mode on your Android.
Step 4: Read the notifications carefully.
Please read it carefully and make sure you know what you are doing.
Step 5: Click Root to start rooting.
It will take a few minutes to root your Nexus 5. Once you started, it will pop up and ask if you want to continue. Rooting will void your warranty and possibly brick your phone(Are there any risks to root your phone?). Click OK if you are sure what will happen.
Step 6: Root Succeeded! Click Finish and wait for reboot.
Your device is now successfully rooted. Click Finish to reboot it to make stable. After reboot, you will see a SuperSU icon on your device, which is the mark of a successful root.