How to Root Google Nexus 5 in One Click

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.

Preparations

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Recover Deleted Data from Your Android Phone

You might have accidentally deleted the contacts, SMS, photos, videos or files on your Android phone. Don’t be upset, you should try to recover the data as soon as possible. And please remember do not save or install anything to your device or turn it off until you attempt recovery. Because the deleted data is likely to be overwritten by any new content.

Preparations to recover data on Android

 

How to recover deleted data on Android

After doing the above preparations, recover your deleted data is a very simple work. You only need a few clicks.

Step 1: Connect your device

Connect your device to the computer and launch the Android Data Recovery tool.

Step 2: Identify your device

The software will try to connect your device and your computer. An app named MobileGo will be installed automatically on your phone to guarantee the connection and recovery processes. And please do not start any other Android management software during this process.

Note: If the USB debugging is disable, the program will teach you how to enable it.

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Step 3: Get ready to scan device

Now the software is ready to scan your Android device. You will see a window like this. Select the types of data you want to recover: Contacts, SMS, Call Logs, WhatsApp messages & attachments, Photos, Videos, Audio, or some other files. Check them and click Next to continue.

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Then you will be asked to choose to scan deleted files or all files. Obviously, only scan the deleted files will take less time.

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In order to recover more data, the software will root your device automatically and return it to unrooted status after recovery process.

Step 4: Start scan

The program will scan your Android phone for the deleted data. After a few minutes, the process should be finished. All the recoverable data will be listed. Select the data that needs to be recovered and click Recover. You can select a path on your computer to save these recovered data as a HTML or TXT file.

Note: The Android Data Recovery software can’t put any recoverable content back to your phone directly.

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How to never lose your data again

Data is priceless. However, data recovery is costly. You should form a good habit to back up data regularly.

There are so many ways to back up your Android’s data. You can directly copy the photos, videos, audio, and other documents to computer. Using Google Backup Service to sync the contacts, SMS, calendar, etc. to your Google account.

Android File Transfer is a very useful software that can back up your Android’s data to your computer. It has both Windows and Mac version. You can download below.

Steps to back up Android in one click
1. Run the software and connect your phone to your computer. Click Back Up Your Phone on the software homepage.


2. The software can back up contacts, text messages, call logs, apps, audio, videos, photos and calendars. Tick those you want and click Start Transfer. The backup files will be saved by default at C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Wondershare\MobileTrans\Backup. You can change the save path in the Settings.

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How To Back Up Your Android Phones

It is a good habit to back up your phone data regularly. Because you never know when will you need it. For example, rooting your phone, flashing a ROM are risky, you may lose your important data.

In this tutorial, we are going to introduce 4 ways to back up your android phone.

  1. Copy Data to Computer
  2. Use Google service
  3. Use Third-party App
  4. Use Mobile Transfer Software

Method 1: Copy Data to Computer

As Android phone can be mounted as an external hard drive on computer, when you connect your Android phone to PC via USB cable, you will see a new Drive in My Computer. Open it and you will access to all your files. Then copy and paste all the files to a folder in your computer.

Note: For Mac users, you need to install Android File Transfer on Mac.

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It’s easy, right?

Method 2: Use Google Backup Service

Google provides a very convenient Auto Backup Service. You can back up data and settings to your Google account.

What data and settings will be backed up

  • Contacts
  • Calendar and settings
  • Wi-Fi networks & passwords
  • Gmail settings
  • Home screen wallpapers
  • Apps installed through Google Play
  • Display settings (Brightness & Sleep)
  • Language &Input settings

Steps to back up your data using Android Backup Service

1. Open your device’s Settings
2. Touch Backup & reset
3. Check “Back up my data.”

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You may ask, what about the photos and music? Don’t worry, you can also back up photos, videos, files, and music from your device using Google account in other ways.

1. For photos, videos, you can use Auto Backup to automatically back up them to your Google account. Make sure you have Auto Backup enabled on your phone.
2. For files and folders, please go to Google Drive (drive.google.com).
3. For music, you can download and install Music Manager on your computer, and use it to upload your music files to Google Play.
4. For SMS and Call Logs, you can install SMS Backup + App. It’s quite popular with 4.4/5 rating on the Google Play.

Well, Google actually provides different methods to back up your data. But it is not convenient if you want to back up all your data. Let’s see some more convenient ways.

Method 3: Use Third-Party App

You can back up almost everything on your phone by some paid third-party apps (root required). Here we will introduce you 3 apps, and all of them have free version:

  1. Titanium Backup PRO Key
  2. G Cloud Backup
  3. Helium (Premium)

Please visit the links above to get more information.

Method 4: Use Phone Transfer

First, please download and install Phone Transfer. It has Windows and Mac version.

Launch the transfer software. When connect your phone to your PC, you will see the window below. Click Back Up Your Phone,

With Phone Transfer, you can back up your contacts, SMS, apps, audio, videos, photos, Call Logs and calendars. Check those content you want to backup and click Start Transfer.

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By default, the backup file will be saved at C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Wondershare\MobileTrans\Backup. You can change the save path in the Settings.

Note: If you want to restore your phone. Launch the software and choose Restore From Backups > MobileTrans, The software will detect the backup files on the computer automatically. Check all the content you want to restore and click Start Transfer.

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How to Enable USB Debugging on Your Android Device

When you want to flash, root, backup, upgrade or recover deleted data from your Android device, you will need to enable USB debugging first. This is in order to connect and communicate with your Android device. The USB debugging mode is disabled for any brand new device by default, to avoid unintentional modifications on your device. But you need to enable it manually for your Android development process. For different Android OS versions, there will be different configurations to turn on the USB debugging mode. And this guide will show how to enable it.

For Android 2.3 or earlier

Settings> Applications> Development> USB Debugging 

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For Android 3.0 to 4.1

Settings> Developer Options> USB Debugging

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For Android 4.2 or newer

1. Open Settings > About > Build number on your Android phone or tablet.

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Note:

  1. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 8.0, Tab 3  or any other Galaxy device with Android 4.2, open Settings > More tab > About and tap it.
  2. If you have Galaxy S5, Note 3 or any Galaxy device with Android 4.3 or later, check Settings > General > About.

2. Now tap the Build number for 7 times. Then you will see a messages “You are now a developer!” or “Developer mode has been enabled”.

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3. Return to the main Settings menu and now you’ll be able to see Developer Options. Tap on it and mark the box in front of USB Debugging to enable it.