How To Root Nexus 5 Running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat KTU84P

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No surprise that the Nexus devices are the one to get latest Android update first directly from the Google. Recently, the Google has released a new Android 4.4.4 KitKat KTU84P OTA update for its Nexus series to fix annoying bugs and I hope everyone has updated their devices too.

In case, if you have missed the OTA update notification, then you can update your any Nexus device manually by downloading the latest update package from the Official Google Developers page.

Root Nexus 5 running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat KTU84P

Well, updating your device to the latest version revoke the root access. And, if you want the root access back on your device then you have to root your device once again. Today, in this article, I am going to show you the easiest way to root Nexus  running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat KTU84P. So, if you own a Nexus 5 then you can follow the below guide to gain root access back again on your device.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids your device warranty. We are strictly not responsible for any damage that may happen to our device while rooting so one must follow at their own risk.


  • Take a complete backup of our device data in your PC.
  • Ensure that you have installed USB drivers in your computer.
  • Battery must be charged upto 70% to avoid unexpected errors.
  • Do enable USB debugging on your device.

Download Rooting Files:

Steps To Root Nexus 5 running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat KTU84P

Step 1: Download and extract the above rooting package on your PC.

Step 2: Turn off your device.

Step 3: Boot your device in to fastboot mode by pressing “Volume Up + Volume down Key” and “Power button” together for a few seconds.

Step 4: Now, connect your device with your PC via Original USB data cable.

Note: Your device must be detected by your PC in fastboot mode itself. If not, then re-install the USB drivers again.

Step 5: Open the extracted folder and run the file depending on your OS.

  • Windows: run  root-windows.bat
  • OS X: run – to root Nexus 5 mac
  • Linux: run –  to root Nexus 5 Linux

Step 6: Immediately, the rooting process will start and it will take a few minutes to root Nexus 5.

Step 7: Once the process is completed, your device will be rebooted automatically.

That’s it! Your Nexus 5 is successfully rooted. Now, I hope you can easily root Nexus 5 using the above mentioned guide without any issues. In case, if you have any queries then you can share with us using the comments section below.

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