The Google Nexus 5 only recently broke cover in the wild, but the developer community has been relatively quick in figuring out a way to get root access on the smartphone. This new root for the smartphone comes from XDA user Chainfire and is still relatively new in the scene. This uses the CF-Root method which is considered to be the easiest ones around. By default, this application on your computer will install the SuperSU binary file along with the apk on the Nexus 5. The process is as simple as downloading a zip file from the source and putting your Nexus 5 in recovery mode (power button+volume down+volume up) and connecting the smartphone to the computer.
As with any procedure, this one too could be a little risky, so proceed with caution. It’s certainly commendable that the developers have cracked into the device to find root access this early in the day, but considering the times we live in, it’s hardly a surprise.
Via: Phone Arena