Root Nexus 5 & Nexus 7 2013 On Android 4.4.3 Kit-Kat

Android 4.4.3 Kit-Kat has been released and most of the devices are already being upgraded to the latest version. As obvious, no matter which OEM release the official update, it will remove the root access of your device and those who are addicted to a rooted device, can never go back to an un-rooted device. In the world of Android devices, rooting methods are quite much the same for the Android versions even if they have been updated, the process must be same for the device. CF-Auto root was available for Nexus 5 that means it can be rooted without much effort and on the other hand Nexus 7 (2013) will be rooted through the old method, first Install Custom Recovery and then Flash Super SU for rooting.


Here are a little something to consider before rooting:

  1. Both of your Devices must be running Android 4.4.3 Kit-Kat, How Follow: Link
  2. Back-Up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages. It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to back up all your important data.
  3. Back-Up your Mobiles EFS Data. 
  4. Check your device model, Go To Setting > About and Make sure that it is Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013
  5. Do-not try it on Nexus 4.
  6. Bootloader Must Be Unlocked.
  7. Enable USB Debugging Mode
  8. Download USB Driver For Nexus Devices: Link


The methods involved in flashing custom ROMs and rooting your phone is highly custom which may result in bricking of your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers . In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility

Downlaods Required:

CWM Recovery + Super SU (Nexus 7)

CF-Auto Root (Nexus 5)

Installtion Process (Nexus 5):

  • Download CF-Auto root and Extract it.
  • Turn Off your Device
  • Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen.
  • Copy the CF-Auto root files to the Fastboot Directory.
  • Now Depending on your OS, Run the following:


  • Run root-windows.bat


  • chmod +x
  • Run

Mac OS X:

  • chmod +x
  • Run

Follow the On Screen instructions, in case of unlock bootloader, otherwise wait till the process is over.

Installtion Process (Nexus 7 2013):

  1. Download Super SU to the root of your SDcard.
  2. Download the CWM Recovery Image and paste it in the Fastboot folder
  3. Turn Off your Device
  4. Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
  5. Now Open Command prompt in Fastboot Folder.  How? Hold Shift Key and Right Click anywhere in the Fastboot folder.
  6. Connect your Device with PC.
  7. Now Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img to flash the CWM Recovery on your device
  8. Type fastboot reboot, to reboot your device
  9. After a proper reboot, your device will be running CWM Recovery
  10. Turn Off your Device again
  11. Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
  12. Choose Recovery From Bootloader
  13. Navigate to ‘Install zip from SDcard’ another windows will open in front of you.
  14. Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
  15. Select the Super file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  16. Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++.
  17. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

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