Just about every softMod requires some kind of reboot. Whether it's because something in the System UI was changed, or because a ZIP needs to be flashed in custom recovery.
Booting into your custom recovery is not an enjoyable experience, to say the least. You have to go through the whole song-and-dance of powering off your Nexus 5, then pressing and holding hardware buttons in the right order. It can be quite cumbersome, really.
But after following this softModder tutorial, you'll never have to worry about that clunky exchange again. There are a few different options, which we'll delve into... more