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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Superboot - Rooting the Galaxy Nexus

Found this over on MoDaCo forums -- they have obtained temporary root on the Galaxy Nexus: 03 Nov r1: Superboot - rooting the Galaxy Nexus - Android @ MoDaCo

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Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"The superboot image is also 'insecure', allowing you to use 'adb remount' as well as having full ADB root access to your device until such time as you reboot after running this process (it's a non permanent ADB root as it's a 'fastboot boot' and not a 'fastboot flash')."

Does this mean we have to apply the superboot everytime we restart the device say after a battery pull?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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"The superboot image is also 'insecure', allowing you to use 'adb remount' as well as having full ADB root access to your device until such time as you reboot after running this process (it's a non permanent ADB root as it's a 'fastboot boot' and not a 'fastboot flash')."

Does this mean we have to apply the superboot everytime we restart the device say after a battery pull?
That is what I wasn't sure about.

I put temporary in the post, just waiting on someone to get back to me to clarify. Unless someone that has used Superboot on another Nexus device can inform us.
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Default rooting gnex/nexus phones

so this seems simple enough
03 Nov r1: Superboot - rooting the Galaxy Nexus - Android @ MoDaCo

but i was under the assumption that the phone came rooted already? so you cant flash roms or overclock it unless you follow the steps in the link above?

also, it says if you bought it from a carrier, you would have to "'./fastboot-windows oem unlock". where are you doing that and how? is it an adb thing? i know nothing about it

thanks, i know its noob questions
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Posted in the root section above: http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/439408-superboot-rooting-galaxy-nexus.html

The phone comes with a locked bootloader and not rooted.

The steps above will gain you root. The fastboot unlock code unlocks the bootloader, which is the advantage of Nexus phones. No special program needed to unlock the bootloader -- just launch ADB and type fastboot oem unlock and boom done.
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i bet most of us will not be doing anything with this phone until we learn more about the features of ICS

it seems as though the phone may be just perfect out of the box(for the time being)

i will root it obviously to save some game data, and other stuff, but as far as overclocking? and roming/themes?
overclocking i wont do, the DX doesnt need it, why should the GNex
Roms/Themes eventually down the road, myself and bouchigo will be getting some themes ready, im sure some will be seeing bwc on here, and rogue cell.
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isnt abd a "special program" though, lol. thanks though buddy. so an idiot like me is capable of doing this alone?
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isnt abd a "special program" though, lol. thanks though buddy. so an idiot like me is capable of doing this alone?
Nope ADB is 'Android Debug Bridge' and is provided by Google.

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  • A client, which runs on your development machine. You can invoke a client from a shell by issuing an adb command. Other Android tools such as the ADT plugin and DDMS also create adb clients.
  • A server, which runs as a background process on your development machine. The server manages communication between the client and the adb daemon running on an emulator or device.
  • A daemon, which runs as a background process on each emulator or device instance.
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im moving this thread to the all things root section since thats what it has to deal with

if you feel this move is in error, please report this post and state the move was in error and needs to be moved back to general discussion
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im moving this thread to the all things root section since thats what it has to deal with

if you feel this move is in error, please report this post and state the move was in error and needs to be moved back to general discussion
If you want, you can just merge it with the one I started there -- its about the same root method.
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Might I say how pleased I am to see this section starting to get active!
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So how would one obtain permanent root? ADB -> fastboot oem unlock then run the superboot program?
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Im sure ICS will be nice, but my main reason for rooting, along with many others, is wireless tether.
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