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Old February 18th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #501 (permalink)
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I rooted when i was on 4.0.1 (gsm) primarily for lightflow/adfree.

Stock rom, stock recovery.

Everything fine.

Upgraded to 4.0.2 OTA, which i assumed got rid of root, but to my suprise, superuser was still there, and adfree/lightflow still enjoy superuser privs.


I wanted to change my softkeys using ninjamorph which requires root.

When new apps try to get root access, it is denied, so i assume this is the breaking of root.

Downloaded new modaco r4 superuser zip

Same steps as last time, boots fine afterwards.

Now superuser FC's when i try to open it, and still no new apps can get root.

Unsure how to proceed.

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I rooted when i was on 4.0.1 (gsm) primarily for lightflow/adfree.

Stock rom, stock recovery.

Everything fine.

Upgraded to 4.0.2 OTA, which i assumed got rid of root, but to my suprise, superuser was still there, and adfree/lightflow still enjoy superuser privs.

I wanted to change my softkeys using ninjamorph which requires root.

When new apps try to get root access, it is denied, so i assume this is the breaking of root.

Downloaded new modaco r4 superuser zip

Same steps as last time, boots fine afterwards.

Now superuser FC's when i try to open it, and still no new apps can get root.

Unsure how to proceed.
Yes, the OTA will "break" root because it strips the proper permissions from the su binary. The su program and the Superuser.apk app continue to remain on your system.

I can't explain how Adfree and Light Flow would continue to have superuser privileges, though......unless its a case that the database that the Superuser app maintains still allows apps that had permission before (as long as they remain in exactly the same installation state) to continue to have root. That's the only thing that makes sense to me and is something that I'll research at some point in time (if true, this implies that if one could pre-seed this database with entries or be updated in some other way, then you could subvert the normal root checks--unless ChainsDD put some integrity checking on the .db to prevent just such a thing ).

It also does mesh and jibe that what you are seeing with new apps asking for permissions will be denied since they are not currently in the Superuser database and cannot be granted new permissions while the su binary is not properly secured.

As far as what you need to do now, you just need to re-install the root binaries (su and Superuser.apk). You can do this by following the ClockworkMod method (flash the su.zip file from custom recovery), or you can use this new process:

http://androidforums.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/499117-root-gnex-without-unlocking-bootloader-yep.html

This script should work just fine on the GSM GNex--the exploit used depends on the kernel version and not on a particular device model.

I'm working (as we speak) on publishing this in the GNex GSM area and building Linux / Mac versions of the script (as well as un-root options).

Let me know if you have any questions .

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wow that's good info!

In a fit of rage, i Force-Stopped superuser and cleared the app data, and that's finally got it working, i had re-installed root about 4 times at this point!

The end game is i now have nice ridiculous looking soft buttons! i think i preferred how it looked before.

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Sorry in advance if this has been touched upon.

I've already unlocked my bootloader. and am now following the steps to root my device. Downloaded clockwork and su.zip files and placed them into the correct folder. Now I just need a clarification..when it says to "fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img" that is in the CMD line correct?

If so then im getting this problem "unknown partition 'fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img' error : cannot determine image filename for etc..

Did I misplace a file?
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Sorry in advance if this has been touched upon.

I've already unlocked my bootloader. and am now following the steps to root my device. Downloaded clockwork and su.zip files and placed them into the correct folder. Now I just need a clarification..when it says to "fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img" that is in the CMD line correct?

If so then im getting this problem "unknown partition 'fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img' error : cannot determine image filename for etc..

Did I misplace a file?
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Yep! You've got the right command, but it sounds like you might have typed or pasted something a little askew...the format of things is like this:

fastboot <command> <partition> <image file>

Where <command> will be, in this case, flash
and <partition> will be, in this case, recovery
and <image file> will be, the name of the recovery image you want to flash, in this case, recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

If you are Windows, it'll look something like this:

c:\temp> fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

For Mac/Linux, its similar:

$ . ./fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

Does that help? If you need to, you could post a screenshot here for us to see...

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A few weeks ago I flashed the files from xdas thread on how to change to yakju build. I then used a one click root/unlock program(mostly to get google wallet working).

Ive been running stuck 4.0.2 since but I see that theres a 4.0.4 for gsm? Im still really new to this stuff (second android phone, but first time rooting). Whats the best way to start trying out new roms? Ive tried reading up on the topic but most stuff ive found just confuses me.
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A few weeks ago I flashed the files from xdas thread on how to change to yakju build. I then used a one click root/unlock program(mostly to get google wallet working).

Ive been running stuck 4.0.2 since but I see that theres a 4.0.4 for gsm? Im still really new to this stuff (second android phone, but first time rooting). Whats the best way to start trying out new roms? Ive tried reading up on the topic but most stuff ive found just confuses me.
Kyle,

Well, you are at least already doing the right thing: reading, researching, and asking questions--especially in the ROM's thread that you might be interested in flashing (the folks that have flashed should be more than willing to help you understand what it takes, what the benefits / issues are, etc.; also remember, showing that you've done some reading and research will go a long ways towards those members being willing to help someone that has already tried to learn--which you are clearly on the path to doing ).

The biggest thing I would start you off with was to tell you to make sure you've taken a Nandroid backup and then save it off-site to your PC, should your internal SD card get wiped. That way, you'll always be able to restore your current setup should anything go amiss.

The next thing I would advise would be to select a ROM, read the heck out of the dev's ROM thread, paying special attention to the installation instructions, as well as other folks' comments about issues (especially with regard to installation / flashing, etc.). Using and benefiting from the collective wisdom (and struggles) of what others have already gone through will save you a lot of time and effort.

Here is a general outline for flashing ROMs:

How to flash a ROM via ClockworkMod custom recovery

I say "general outline" because there are often nuances and differences (especially w/regard to wipes) between various ROMs that make it so we can't just publish one set of installation instructions.

Finally, don't download or flash anything without having the benefit of a published MD5 checksum. Having the checksum and calculating its value for comparison against the known value tells you that you've got a whole, un-corrupted version of the file.

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Yep! You've got the right command, but it sounds like you might have typed or pasted something a little askew...the format of things is like this:

fastboot <command> <partition> <image file>

Where <command> will be, in this case, flash
and <partition> will be, in this case, recovery
and <image file> will be, the name of the recovery image you want to flash, in this case, recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

If you are Windows, it'll look something like this:

c:\temp> fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

For Mac/Linux, its similar:

$ . ./fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

Does that help? If you need to, you could post a screenshot here for us to see...

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Thanks for the quick response

Heres a SS of the error im getting.



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Okay, I make a backup with titanium root correct?

Also I have the ROM manager app installed, do I need to install this clockwork recovery thing in order to flash a rom?

Sorry, hard to know what to believe when reading info from google searches.
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I'm sorry, I can't zoom in on the image or make out what the DOS window says...can you snag just the DOS (Windows Prompt) windows?

Thanks--I'm sure its just something simple.

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Disregard my last post I had just came back home. Forgot to hit Shift + right click to open the directory under CMD

looks like it went thru

Edit: as far as going under Rom manager and reflashing. Meaning just hit the "boot into recovery" correct? Haven't rooted since my DX
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Okay, I make a backup with titanium root correct?

Also I have the ROM manager app installed, do I need to install this clockwork recovery thing in order to flash a rom?

Sorry, hard to know what to believe when reading info from google searches.
A Nandroid backup is made via ClockworkMod custom recovery. You can flash ClockworkMod from ROM Manager (or from the fastboot command line utility).

You can backup your apps and their data with Titanium Backup, but there's nothing like taking a whole-phone (excluding your SD card) backup.

Take a peek at mskip's thread [GNex TOOLKIT V5.3] Drivers, Backup, Unlock, Root, CWM, Flash, Mods + MUCH MORE [GSM] - xda-developers over at XDA...its got a ton of good information that should help clear-up a few concepts for you.

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Disregard my last post I had just came back home. Forgot to hit Shift + right click to open the directory under CMD

looks like it went thru

Edit: as far as going under Rom manager and reflashing. Meaning just hit the "boot into recovery" correct? Haven't rooted since my DX
LOL, no problem!

Yeah, you can either reflash recovery (CWM) or boot into recovery from ROM Manager. There's a couple of ways to boot into recovery:

how to enter into recovery (custom or stock)

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I downloaded the new driver....i did all the damn steps, and it will not show me the screen that says "unlock bootloader"!

It gets me to the screen that says start, power off, etc. And when i press the volume up button it shows me "power off"

i did the configuration with my windows 7 pc and the driver is connected and installed properly. Help!

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there is no "root exploit" required to root the samsung galaxy nexus since it comes with an unlockable bootloader. So, this means that there is not soon likely to be a 1-click or easy rooting app to run that exploits something in ice cream sandwich in order to root the phone.

Here are the basic steps that need to be done in order to root the gnex:

1. Unlock the bootloader (warning: This does wipe the internal "sd card" portion of your phone)
2. Gain write access to the /system partition
3. Install the root binaries (su / superuser.apk)

unfortunately, the biggest hurdle for folks using microsoft windows will be issues relating to getting the proper samsung usb drivers installed and working properly. Please take note of the several options listed at the bottom of this post. For mac and linux users, this is fortunately not an issue.

The second biggest hurdle will be getting the adb and fastboot utilities installed and understanding how to use them.

note: I did experience some hangs while using the fastboot and adb utilities when my usb cable was plugged-in to a usb 3.0 port; these issues disappeared when i reverted back to a usb 2.0 port.

quick notes about adb / fastboot:
[hide]rooting the samsung galaxy nexus does require use of command-line utilities like adb and fastboot.

If you don't have both adb and fastboot installed anywhere, it might be easiest to download and extract the sdk-tools.zip file referenced in the "mini-sdk" section of this thread adb guide to a folder on your pc of your choosing (take note of this folder/directory's name).

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Sorry I am new to this, first time android user..But I swear my PC recognizes the phone and drivers are working properly as device manager says....i also ran the test using the software and it showed connected...it brings me to bootloader mode, but then no screen that says or titles "unlock bootloader" even if i press volume up buttons
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What about Volume down?

I have been where you are and no matter what you read it can vary from device to device, from PC to PC, so take her easy.

In my case it was unlocked already, I hit start and BAM!
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Sorry I am new to this, first time android user..But I swear my PC recognizes the phone and drivers are working properly as device manager says....i also ran the test using the software and it showed connected...it brings me to bootloader mode, but then no screen that says or titles "unlock bootloader" even if i press volume up buttons
I see you've already tried using Wug's one-stop-shopping rooting tool...are you asking questions related to the use of his tool or the steps and methodologies listed in this thread?

I ask this because I haven't yet used Wug's utility (although I understand that it must use the same basic steps as espoused in this thread) but we'll need to know some details and specifics in order to help resolve whatever issue you might be having.

Can you verify device connectivity for both adb ("adb devices" when USB debugging is enabled and your phone is booted in normal Android) and fastboot ("fastboot devices" when booted in fastboot/bootloader mode)?

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I see you've already tried using Wug's one-stop-shopping rooting tool...are you asking questions related to the use of his tool or the steps and methodologies listed in this thread?

I ask this because I haven't yet used Wug's utility (although I understand that it must use the same basic steps as espoused in this thread) but we'll need to know some details and specifics in order to help resolve whatever issue you might be having.

Can you verify device connectivity for both adb ("adb devices" when USB debugging is enabled and your phone is booted in normal Android) and fastboot ("fastboot devices" when booted in fastboot/bootloader mode)?

Let us know...we'll get you sorted-out .

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Hey. Thanks. Well the device is connected adb as i saw adb interface driver.
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That's good... The slightly trickier part is getting fastboot USB connectivity to work (at least, that's what we've seen folks report).

When you put your phone in fastboot/bootloader mode, do you have connectivity when you use the "fastboot devices" command? (this is key because you need fastboot connectivity in order to unlock the bootloader).
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That's good... The slightly trickier part is getting fastboot USB connectivity to work (at least, that's what we've seen folks report)
Yes, if you get a "Waiting For Device" message, leave it connected and go to it in device manager and update or load the driver in question and BAM!

The "Waiting For Device" will be gone before you can look back to check it and you will be moving forward.
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That's good... The slightly trickier part is getting fastboot USB connectivity to work (at least, that's what we've seen folks report).

When you put your phone in fastboot/bootloader mode, do you have connectivity when you use the "fastboot devices" command? (this is key because you need fastboot connectivity in order to unlock the bootloader).

I see, I am re-installing pdaNET to give me the drivers, I am using the 64bit pdanet file for windows 7, maybe windows xp wasn't good...let's give it a shot, and i'll see if the fastboot usb shows under device manager, is that what i should look for?
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That's good... The slightly trickier part is getting fastboot USB connectivity to work (at least, that's what we've seen folks report).

When you put your phone in fastboot/bootloader mode, do you have connectivity when you use the "fastboot devices" command? (this is key because you need fastboot connectivity in order to unlock the bootloader).
Just re-installed pdanet 64 bit driver, and I go to device manager and i see only SAMSUNG Android ADB interface.

I am using windows 7 with vzw gnexus
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I see, I am re-installing pdaNET to give me the drivers, I am using the 64bit pdanet file for windows 7, maybe windows xp wasn't good...let's give it a shot, and i'll see if the fastboot usb shows under device manager, is that what i should look for?
I'm not 100% sure since I used the Naked drivers, but I've read lots of references of folks that have had successing using thePDAnet drivers.

Here are the details of my experiences with the Naked drivers:

http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/470831-how-all-things-root-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html#post3711706

gapi had some great advice up above, too.
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Update:

While on the galaxy nexus root toolkit v1.3

I select under "quick tools" adb-phone on and I click "list devices" and my phone's serial number shows.

Then I switch to test fastboot bootloader and i select "fastboot - bootloader" and i press "list devices" and no serial number shows up meaning the device was not recognized.

Currently in device manager i only see the samsung adb android interface listed...nothing for fastboot.
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Woooo hooo!

I see the "unlock bootloader" screen pop up now! :d

i guess the problem was windows xp vs. Windows 7.......ok now i'm going to accept.....
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I thought if you unlock/root your phone all of the apps in the market would be "free" but it's not, it shows that I must purchase
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Um, no...rooting will not get you paid apps for free (and we will be very careful here to not discuss how to do such a thing).
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I've been barely around the block, on what feels like a tricycle... ^_^

I'm new to root, I have windows on my pc, and it absolutely hated the samsung drivers... I have a windows work laptop, same idea... However... my personal laptop, ubuntu 11.10 Ftw! Setup adb thinger, (pardon if typo) and fastboot. Rigged it. Unlocked phone, rooted, installed miui...

Worked great, minus the 4g on my Gnex Gsm Bell Mobility Canada.

So... Found a google stock 4.0.2 gsm. Tossed it on with another guide. Naturally my root exploded. So I used your guide to re root, and... presto chango, fantastico. This is amazing. It works in the first shot. I navigated my terminal to the key folder. Confirmed ./adb devices , ./fastboot devices that my Gnex was there. Did the work via copy paste (after putting the advised files in key directories), and perfection, soooo easy.

Dude, prop's to your variety options. I went via cwm, as I may eventually use that for an alternate better rom. This is amazing. Thank you, very very much. You are phenominal.

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I've been barely around the block, on what feels like a tricycle... ^_^

I'm new to root, I have windows on my pc, and it absolutely hated the samsung drivers... I have a windows work laptop, same idea... However... my personal laptop, ubuntu 11.10 Ftw! Setup adb thinger, (pardon if typo) and fastboot. Rigged it. Unlocked phone, rooted, installed miui...

Worked great, minus the 4g on my Gnex Gsm Bell Mobility Canada.

So... Found a google stock 4.0.2 gsm. Tossed it on with another guide. Naturally my root exploded. So I used your guide to re root, and... presto chango, fantastico. This is amazing. It works in the first shot. I navigated my terminal to the key folder. Confirmed ./adb devices , ./fastboot devices that my Gnex was there. Did the work via copy paste (after putting the advised files in key directories), and perfection, soooo easy.

Dude, prop's to your variety options. I went via cwm, as I may eventually use that for an alternate better rom. This is amazing. Thank you, very very much. You are phenominal.

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I'm very glad it was helpful (it was a lot of work to organize, but the credit really goes to the folks that the information was gleaned from--I just put my own spin on things and tried to make it a little more user-friendly where I could).

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Never mind, I fixed my problem. I guess something was wrong with the su zip... I updated the binary from the app, and now it works perfectly.

Thanks for the guide, though, the process of rooting, etc. is much less daunting now.
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i'm using the clockworkmod method.

once in recovery, i get the error can't mount /cache/recovery/command
and when i try to mount the sd card i get the error can't mount /sdcard/. please help. what should i do, have i bricked it?
funny thing is, i was able to push the su.zip without any problems.

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* daemon started successfully *
1183 KB/s (1126078 bytes in 0.929s)
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i'm using the clockworkmod method.

once in recovery, i get the error can't mount /cache/recovery/command
and when i try to mount the sd card i get the error can't mount /sdcard/. please help. what should i do, have i bricked it?
funny thing is, i was able to push the su.zip without any problems.

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* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
1183 KB/s (1126078 bytes in 0.929s)
thetrystero,

Apologies for the delay in getting back with you...

Can you tell us a little more about your situation:

Are you actually seeing the ClockworkMod screen or are you seeing the stock recovery screen?

Let us know about the steps and sequence of events that you are doing and at what point you're seeing what you are seeing.

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Oh boy. First of all, thanks in advance to anyone who tries to help me.
Here's what happened:
Rooted my phone in Jan. I don't know what I did but I had problems. I re-rooted, flashed AOKP ROM and leankernel, worked tremendously. Last night I flashed CWM touch recovery. Phone is still working. I haven't done any more customizing since. My phone still worked today. I turned it off about 4 hours ago. Turned it back on 2 hours later, still working. Now, ~25 minutes ago, I try to use it again. Much to my surprise, the screen doesn't turn on. I thought maybe the battery died, so I plugged it in. The charging screen doesn't show up, and I can't turn my phone on at all (neither booting in normal mode OR bootloader works) I am terrified. I DO NOT want this phone to die on me.
I'm not sure if I should post this in this thread or another one. If it belongs somewhere else, please direct me to where I should put it.
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Pull the battery, wait a few seconds and put it back in and boot up.
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I've tried that many times, but to no avail. I'll try once again, though.
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I tried that before, and it didn't work. Tried once again. Success! Thank you!
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I've tried that many times, but to no avail. I'll try once again, though.
It sounds like you are bricked. Not good. I guess you should search for a how to recover a bricked galaxy nexus.

The last thing I would suggest is pull the battery
Pull the Sim card
Press and hold the power button down for 15 seconds.
Put the Sim card and battery back in.

Press and hold the volume up and down buttons and the power button together until you get a response. Hopefully the android with his belly open.

If so then use the volume rocker to scroll to the Recovery mode and hit the power button.

If you were taught well you made a backup. If so scroll to backup & Restore and do your thing.

If no backupwas made choose wipe data/factory reset. Or perhaps choose reboot system now and see how lucky you are.

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I made a backup, but I won't be needing it. I tried a battery pull again, and it worked! Don't know what was wrong with it...
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Hi everybody! I'm from Honduras and about 3 months ago I got my GNex GSM bought on amazon. Not until this week did I finally made up my mind to unlock/root it since I dont have any type of warranty from all the way over here. I researched, read and read and finally went ahead on the unlock/root. I followed this post's intructions and succesfuly unlocked my phone. The problem came with the rooting.
I actually made a thread requesting help which explians in detail everything I've done if anyone would like to see. I didn't write on this thread until now b/c since it's an old thread (I think, first entries on Dec 2011) I thought maybe no one followed it anymore, so hopefully I'm wrong! Here's my issue:
I've succesfully unlocked using Wug's Root Toolkit. I went through all the steps for rooting but had problems with the final ones which tell you to re-flash Clockwork recovery with ROM Manager. Everytime I try to do that, it says "An error ocurred while attempting to run privileged commands".
That got me thinking I didn't have root, so I went ahead and a couple of tests (checking for # on terminal, root checker app) and nothing said I had root, so I took another road.

I tried every single rooting method metioned in this post:
  • Wug's... results above
  • ClockworkMod (both dowloading su.zip into sdcard and adb pushing it)............ everything went accordingly but once rebooted, no root.
  • Superboot Method.................Had to do the battery pull (10-15 min had passed and still stuck on Google logo), rebooted but Superuser wouldn't open. I checked and saw it needed an update, I updated it and still no root.
  • (Slightly) Easier Manual Method (I actually had to do it again while writing this post b/c I didn't remember my results)....................Had to do a battery pull after 30 min of stuck in google logo after "fastboot boot boot.img". The DOS showed that it "downloaded OK", and "booted OK" aparently, so I went ahead and did the adb steps. After confirming the adb device I put "adb root" and got the following messege: "adbd cannot run as root in production builds". I'm guessing this has to do with the fact that its a soft boot and that I had to battery pull. In my first try I went ahead and sent the rest of the commands but it didn't work probably because it adb root had failed.
After dooing all of that, factory reseted, I re-flashed 4.0.4 and I re-locked. Then I started all over again. Same results.
I also tried re-flahing the recovery Clockwork Mod, nothing. Then I flashed the touch recovery ClockworkMod, very nice but still nothing.

Here is what I think is the problem:
I have Superuser (all methods installed it) 3.0.7 and su binary 3.0.3. Inside the app (settings>> binary *tap to check for updates) it shows me that the binary need to be upgraded to 3.0.3.2, but when I start the upgrade it fails on "Getting root access". I'm assuming that at that point Superuser should prompt me for root access permissions but it never does, ergo fail!
I'm guessing I have to update the su binary for it to work properlly and prompt for root access so I tried installing it in recovery mode. I tried with both versions of ClockworkMod recovery and both showed me "an error ocurred while installing, install aborted". I also tried installing the joint app+binary .zip but same thing.

I'm basicly shooting in the dark at this point so please, any type of help is appreciated.
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Miguipigui,

I'm still not sure what's going on with the su.zip files that don't seem to work on the 4.0.4 version of Android for the GSM devices. FWIW, I've used the old su.zip files on the 4.0.4 leak for the VZW version of the phone without issue.

However, I have read / heard that this su.zip should work for you (flashable via ClockworkMod):

xda-developers - View Single Post - 4.0.4 OTA Officially Rolling Out Now (GSM-Yakju Only) Link Inside!

(here's the direct link to that post in that full thread: xda-developers - View Single Post - 4.0.4 OTA Officially Rolling Out Now (GSM-Yakju Only) Link Inside!)

Let me know for sure if this does the trick for you and I'll be sure to update the first post to reflect this.

I'm guessing that you've hit the nail on the head that its really a version of the su binary included in the su.zip files.

Try the above and see if it works for you.

By the way, I'm going to go-ahead and move your other thread from the lounge to over here and I'll reply to it in there, too.

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Miguipigui,

I'm still not sure what's going on with the su.zip files that don't seem to work on the 4.0.4 version of Android for the GSM devices. FWIW, I've used the old su.zip files on the 4.0.4 leak for the VZW version of the phone without issue.

However, I have read / heard that this su.zip should work for you (flashable via ClockworkMod):

xda-developers - View Single Post - 4.0.4 OTA Officially Rolling Out Now (GSM-Yakju Only) Link Inside!

(here's the direct link to that post in that full thread: xda-developers - View Single Post - 4.0.4 OTA Officially Rolling Out Now (GSM-Yakju Only) Link Inside!)

Let me know for sure if this does the trick for you and I'll be sure to update the first post to reflect this.

I'm guessing that you've hit the nail on the head that its really a version of the su binary included in the su.zip files.

Try the above and see if it works for you.

By the way, I'm going to go-ahead and move your other thread from the lounge to over here and I'll reply to it in there, too.

Cheers!
Thanks for the super-ultra-mega-incredibly fast response! Seriously, do you have any notification app/program/system on your threads or I just got lucky you where signed in?

Anyways, I'm downloading and finishing up a few things here (work) and I'll give it a shot and post my results in a few min.

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Thanks for the super-ultra-mega-incredibly fast response! Seriously, do you have any notification app/program/system on your threads or I just got lucky you where signed in?

Anyways, I'm downloading and finishing up a few things here (work) and I'll give it a shot and post my results in a few min.

Thanks again!
LOL, we have email notification and such (but I am always around--more than I should be, according to my wife ).

Cheers and good luck--let me know (I'm pretty optimistic that this is your issue).

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Cheers and good luck--let me know (I'm pretty optimistic that this is your issue).

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I'm very happy to say you were right. I downloaded the su.zip, flashed it with the very cool Touch ClockworkMod Recovery and worked perfectly. I now have root!
I tested for root in the terminal and root confirmed. I cheked the binary and it is the current 3.0.2. I was also able to flash recovery in ROM Manager and I'm making my backup as I write. Thanks a million!
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I tested for root in the terminal and root confirmed. I cheked the binary and it is the current 3.0.2. I was also able to flash recovery in ROM Manager and I'm making my backup as I write. Thanks a million!
Sweet! Great to hear!

I'll make sure to get the OP updated with the new su.zip download.

There must be something in 4.0.4 for the GSM phones that's not yet in the 4.0.4 for CDMA (leaked version).

By the way, check-out my Android Root Toolkit app if you want (free in the Market). Its got some nice features just for the Galaxy Nexus devices. I'm also planning on an update with new features this weekend.

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Sweet! Great to hear!

I'll make sure to get the OP updated with the new su.zip download.

There must be something in 4.0.4 for the GSM phones that's not yet in the 4.0.4 for CDMA (leaked version).

By the way, check-out my Android Root Toolkit app if you want (free in the Market). Its got some nice features just for the Galaxy Nexus devices. I'm also planning on an update with new features this weekend.

Cheers!
Thanks! I'll gladly try it out and give any feedback necesary.
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I'm trying to manually root (via linux) my 4.0.4 GSM Galaxy Nexus (purchased from Google/Play) and the
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I've tried rebooting several times and did a round of
fastboot oem lock/unlock and no luck.

What do I need to do?

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I'm trying to manually root (via linux) my 4.0.4 GSM Galaxy Nexus (purchased from Google/Play) and the
adb root
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adbd cannot run as root in production builds

I've tried rebooting several times and did a round of
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What do I need to do?

Thanks,

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Curious,
I went back to bootloader mode and did a
fastboot boot boot.img
then it appeared to get "stuck" at the google screen, but I went
ahead and tried the adb root and other commands and they worked.

When I rebooted, I had the superuser app, but it doesn't appear to have root permission....
So, something is still missing.

All right - got it.
I downloaded 3.0.3.2 of su from
http://androidsu.com/superuser/

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and now superuser works!


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Hey ScaryAlien, I again must ask you a question: my phone kept complaining about a new OTA-update to 4.0.4 and I tried to install it, but the installation failed, though I thought I just lose the root-function.

Since I'm still on 4.0.2... how I install the update now? And where I can download it? These? https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers#maguroimm76d

I'm totally lost now
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Hey ScaryAlien, I again must ask you a question: my phone kept complaining about a new OTA-update to 4.0.4 and I tried to install it, but the installation failed, though I thought I just lose the root-function.

Since I'm still on 4.0.2... how I install the update now? And where I can download it? These? https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers#maguroimm76d

I'm totally lost now
PhinPhin, have you installed a custom recovery and/or frozen (disabled) / renamed / deleted any system applications?

Any of the above will cause an OTA to not be able to install.

I don't know what those files are in the link you provided (looks like driver files?).
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PhinPhin, have you installed a custom recovery and/or frozen (disabled) / renamed / deleted any system applications?

Any of the above will cause an OTA to not be able to install.

I don't know what those files are in the link you provided (looks like driver files?).
Not that I would know, I only used your root-method, wich installs superroot?
Everything else was still the stock-rom

And the link was a google-search for a download... first hit... if it's only a driverpackage I obviosly haven't found it

Wasn't there a way to install the update while keeping the root?
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