Root Your Nexus 5 Under Linux [Guide]

I am using Linux Mint for this guide, and unlike Windows, under Linux you do not have to install any additional drivers. If you are using Ubuntu or Fedora, you need to set up some things for ADB to work. You can follow my Ubuntu or my Fedora guide to set up ADB. With Linux Mint you just plug and play, that is the beauty of it 🙂

Now let’s get down to the Nuts and bolts of this guide
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Setting Up ADB/USB Drivers for Android Devices in Linux (Fedora)

I have been using Linux Fedora for a couple of month and decided that it was time to set it up for Android. I was expecting it to be something like what I did for Ubuntu (Setting Up ADB/USB Drivers for Android Devices in Linux Ubuntu), but it was much easier in Fedora. Just had to install two utilities and that was it. This was tested in Fedora 18 Spherical Cow and Fedora 19 Schrödinger’s Cat.

But I do not want to bore you with my story, continue reading for the guide

Update: 06/23/17 – Updated steps in How To

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Script to Rename Files in UNIX / Linux

This is a simple script that will rename files. Takes an absolute path as input, and looks for files with a specific string in its name. Will not traverse up the specified path. It will keep a log of the last run in the script’s directory.

I have more than 500 files that need to be renamed, but I am too lazy to do it manually, so I wrote this script to do it for me. All of the files follow two specific patterns in the name as indicated below.
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Keyboard Backlight Not Working in Linux (Fedora 18 Spherical Cow/Fedora 19 Schrödinger’s Cat) – ASUS N56V

Backlit keyboards are pretty usual these days, beside being cool looking, they are very useful at night. When I first installed Fedora 18 ‘Spherical Cow’ in my new ASUS N56V, the keyboard backlight was working perfectly. After updating to (I believe) kernel version 3.8.x the keyboard backlight stopped working, bummer. I did my research and was able to find the solution for this problem.

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ASUS N56VJ Subwoofer in Linux

So I bought an ASUS N56VJ to install linux on it, and as expected, not everything worked right out of the box with Linux. This laptop in particular comes with premium audio which includes a small subwoofer, (great for watching movies) and to my disappointment, it was not working with Linux. Had to make some configuration changes to make it work.

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