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Old February 18th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Galaxy Nexus root / un-root without unlocking bootloader

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Nexus root / un-root without needing to unlock your bootloader. Yep!

Note: it appears that this will only work for GNex phones running Android ICS 4.0.2--the exploit that this method utilizes does not seem to work for 4.0.4; if you use this method to gain root in 4.0.2 and wish to retain it later in 4.0.4, be sure to use a utility like my app Android Root Toolkit or OTA RootKeeper to save root in 4.0.2 so that you don't lose it when you install the 4.0.4 OTA.

I've had this posted in the VZW Galaxy Nexus root area for a little bit, but I've updated it with un-root options and support for Linux (32-bit) and Mac/OSX, so I thought I'd post it here in the GSM area too since it should work identically to the LTE version.

Download for the package is located at the bottom of this post.

How to use:


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.....File size: ..........944,566 (bytes)
.....MD5 checksum: 2ebd6f0d58b26955d7b97d37fa1e0b36
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File Type: txt windows-root-example.txt (2.2 KB, 96 views)
File Type: txt windows-unroot-example.txt (2.1 KB, 49 views)
File Type: txt linux-root-example.txt (2.6 KB, 26 views)
File Type: txt linux-unroot-example.txt (2.1 KB, 16 views)
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Last edited by scary alien; May 27th, 2012 at 09:15 AM. Reason: update w/notes for Linux users that adb only works on 32-bit distros
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