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OFFICIAL Google Nexus 5 Thread (FAQ/Accessories/Development/Order + Stock Updates)

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Can the people who bought cases please post reviews when they receive them? I'm deciding between a few cases and have no clue currently.

Also, is there any wireless charging station available that can charge 2 devices at once? (A Nexus 5 and Nexus 7)
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7:08 am Sunday (EST) ...Black 32 Gb available


Good luck guys


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danieltoronto wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2013 7:08 am
7:08 am Sunday (EST) ...Black 32 Gb available


Good luck guys


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Lol, all models have been back "in stock" long ago. Take a close look at the estimated shipping date. All Google has done is allow people to order when they really don't have stock.
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The case+shipping prices are pretty terrible compared to the US. There's nothing sub-$10.

I need a cheap case and screen pro before I get an aftermarket quick cover. Guess I'll just go to the flea market and get the Chinese ones. Hopefully vendors have them next weekend.
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Every time I root a device I installed custom ROMs. With this, I want root but want to stick with the stock ROM for a while and still get OTA updates.

I'm hoping to root this first day, but afterwards, will I lose root with OTA updates?
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Bisons wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2013 12:50 pm
Every time I root a device I installed custom ROMs. With this, I want root but want to stick with the stock ROM for a while and still get OTA updates.

I'm hoping to root this first day, but afterwards, will I lose root with OTA updates?
What does "rooting" a device mean?

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Bisons wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2013 12:50 pm
Every time I root a device I installed custom ROMs. With this, I want root but want to stick with the stock ROM for a while and still get OTA updates.

I'm hoping to root this first day, but afterwards, will I lose root with OTA updates?
Unlock the bootloader and root. You're good.

I'm not 100% but ota removes root but boot loader stays unlocked. Easy to root it again.
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What does "rooting" a device mean?

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Rooting a device allows you to access system privileges. This allows you to remove any system apps or change the behaviour of different apps. It also allows you to backup and restore apps so you don't have to go through this tedious process if you ever wipe your device.
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amy2421 wrote:
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Simpler terms it allows the user administrator privileges. Think Admin access on Windows.

You can root your phone with stock ROM and get OTA but OTA will remove root access and you have to re-root again.

See my Nexus 4 thread on the first page for video instructions and guidelines. Or also www.techsideofemp.blogspot.com and under common Nexus guides for rooting stock ROM only.

I'll be posting vids similar for the Nexus 5.
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Also having root access for the phone depends on when the devs root their phones and make it available for the N5. That is the folks at Chainfire. They're the ones who make the SuperSu.zip for rooting Nexus phones.

So they get the phone whenever and release it and viola. Takes a day or two. At the most three. Then you have wait for CWM or TWRP for custom recoveries of the phone. There's an unofficial version for TWRP on the N5 but no one has tested it yet fully.
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Canuckavelli wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2013 12:54 pm
Unlock the bootloader and root. You're good.

I'm not 100% but ota removes root but boot loader stays unlocked. Easy to root it again.
Perfect.
Rooting this thing should be pretty easy. Hoping they have a good tool for it by the time we get it Wednesday.
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Bisons wrote:
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Perfect.
Rooting this thing should be pretty easy. Hoping they have a good tool for it by the time we get it Wednesday.
I suggest using the step by step method rather than the tool kit (when it comes out) because you will know what's going on and have full control.

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