Help with rooting

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  1. bigt

    bigt Well-Known Member


    I thought I'd root my Nexus 5, I rebooted into bootloader/fastboot and unlocked the bootlader using:

    fastboot oem unlock

    Then I flashed the recovery:

    fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-

    Then I rebooted to recovery and pushed my super user zip to the sdcard:

    adb push ./ /sdcard/

    but when i go to install this zip (using the install option in TWRP) I get:

    Updating partition details....
    E: unable to mount storage
    Error flashing zip '/sdcard/
    Updating partition details....
    E: unable to mount storage

    and a message saying Failed

    I have tried rebooting into bootloader/fastboot and reflashing the recovery image but no change..

  2. Captain Geek

    Captain Geek Member

    You might just try installing the SuperSU app by Chainfire in the Play Store.
  3. bigt

    bigt Well-Known Member

    I can't boot into system
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Recovery might be a bit buggy since it's so early, try using Playful God's version of cwm recovery he provided in another thread to flash it.
  5. bigt

    bigt Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the suggestion, I just tried that, it boots into recovery, i can highlight options using vol up and down, but can't actually select them (the power button won't work on it)..
  6. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    (maybe) Is it a touch-enabled recovery?
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Leave a comment for PG in his thread so that he can see that and make an adjustment.
  8. bigt

    bigt Well-Known Member

  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    It looks like it can't mount /storage. Have you tried going into the Mounts portion of TWRP and manually mounting storage?

    Also, there should be an option to push the log file to SD. That could be very helpful for the developers in debugging it
  10. bigt

    bigt Well-Known Member

    It is in a drawer now and I have ordered a new one from Google (a 32GB this one is 16GB) one this time. I will fix the one in the drawer sometime when the development community has matured/got bigger.

    I did try manually mounting
  11. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    twrp released an update, Give that a try.
  12. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I've put a warning on our root guide until we get a confirmation that one of the recoveries is working as expected
  13. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Yeah, can't test until tomorrow.
  14. bigt

    bigt Well-Known Member

    still no internal storage :/ at least I had some Google shares to sell to get a new phone! Now to wait for Google Play!
  15. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Dang, that's upsetting. I guess the other option would be to try Chainfire's CF-Auto Root exploit while we wait for a working recovery. I hate automated tools though because I hate surrendering control, lol. Just make sure you grab the correct version to avoid a hard brick.
  16. bigt

    bigt Well-Known Member

    Yes, and automated tools are usually windows based and I use Linux.

    Going back to my HTC One S feels weird even after two days of the Nexus.
  17. rayfin

    rayfin Writer at VIP Member

    Chainfire's root method doesn't use an exploit. It just boots an insecure kernel.

    It's now available if anyone needs it for windows, linux, and mac.

    How to root the Nexus 5
    jhawkkw likes this.
  18. morgankslade

    morgankslade Well-Known Member

    Yeah I am having a prob with a custom recovery myself.
    Will work on it tomorrow.
    Good Night.
  19. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

  20. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    ^It works, so now we can use the manual method.
  21. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

  22. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    A word of caution, Titanium backup doesn't recognize the pro key.
  23. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Really? Mine did.
  24. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Alright, now this is upsetting. Why isn't it working then? :confused:
  25. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Try uninstalling and re-installing the key.

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