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Hello, i am new also..lol and don't even know how to make a post or ask questions? I need help in regards to rooting an android? I have nexus rootkit tool and unlocked the phone with it but when click to root my computer reboots during the process??? I don't know if anyone can help or where to go?

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I moved your post into the sprint nexus all things root section. I sent you a PM with more info
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That's weird that your computer reboots while trying to root. As for your toolkit, you're using Wug's toolkit, right? If the tool kit isn't cooperating, it is not very difficult to do this the manual way now that the bootloader is unlocked.

If not using Wugs, I would try that toolkit first. If Wugs is the one failing, then I would move onto the manual method.

Judging by the fact that Brian moved this to the Sprint subforum, is it safe to assume you have the Sprint version, since you don't mention this in your post. If not, can you tell me which one you have?
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That's weird that your computer reboots while trying to root. As for your toolkit, you're using Wug's toolkit, right? If the tool kit isn't cooperating, it is not very difficult to do this the manual way now that the bootloader is unlocked.

If not using Wugs, I would try that toolkit first. If Wugs is the one failing, then I would move onto the manual method.

Judging by the fact that Brian moved this to the Sprint subforum, is it safe to assume you have the Sprint version, since you don't mention this in your post. If not, can you tell me which one you have?
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it is a Sprint Galaxy Nexus with jelly bean 4.2.1. The rootkit I have is, Wugs Nexus root toolkit v1.6.2.
Your questions were actually both answered there
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Yes I have Sprint Nexus with jelly bean 4.2.1. I unlocked with Wigs nexus root toolkit v1.6.2, however when click "root", during the process my desktop restarts? I did notice 3 zip files that were pushed to my device: super user, busy box, and perm recovery?
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If you browse your tablet using a file manager, can you see those files on your tablet?
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Yes, use file explorer and see a file called, "!ReadyToFlash", when open that it says, "root files" and that has three zip files, busy box, cwm-super user, and perm recovery.
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If you can extract those and get them to the top directory of your internal memory, that would be great.

So to begin the manual procedure, you will want to go here and download this .img file to your computer. You want to put this file in the same folder on your computer that Wugs installed the fastboot file(inside the data folder of the main Wugs folder). Rename it to something shorter like twrp.img

1)Once that is set up, put your device into fastboot mode by holding Vol Up + Vol Down + Power while the device is off and plug it into the computer.

2)In the folder where the fastboot file and the twrp.img is located, hold ctrl + shift and then right click. Select the option "Open command window here".

3) type the command:
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This should return a bunch of letters or numbers to signify that the computer sees the device. If not, it means your fastboot driver isn't installed. However I suspect it is because you unlocked successfully.

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Your device should now boot into the twrp recovery.

5) Once loaded up, tap the install and locate where those 3 zip files are. You only want to flash busy box and cwm-super user. perm recovery isn't necessary at this point. tap one, and then you can use the swipe bar at the bottom to flash it. Do this for both files. Once done, reboot the device and you should be rooted.
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OK,thank you jhawkkw, I will try your directions and keep you posted.
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Oh, one more question? Should I open and install those zip files on my device before doing the above steps? Thank you for your patience with my lack of knowledge.
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no, you want to leave them in zip format. twrp is going to install it for you from the zip file.
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Confused? When I hold down ctrl + shift then right click mouse, I don't get the option "open command window here"?
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Alright, that must be a newish feature in Windows that xp didn't have. What you want to do then is manually navigate to where the files are located instead of taking the shortcut.

Open the command prompt by hitting start - > run. Then type cmd, and then it hit enter.

From here, if you know Unix code, you can enter the command here to change directory. if not, can you tell me the list of folders you have to go through to where the fastboot command is? Something along the lines of "C: - >Program Files -> etc.
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ok, microsoft actually had a program to download to get the "open command here" window, so I successfully did that. When I type: fastboot devices, it works and list numbers and letters and says fastboot. However when type: fastboot boot recovery twrp.img", it says, "cannot load 'recovery'??
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if I type: fastboot recovery twrp.img(without "boot"), a list of commands come up? I am not sure what to do? Maybe remove the 3 zip files and try again?
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I don't know what to do? My phone was unlocked sucessfully with wugs nexus toolkit but everytime I click"root" it starts the process puts my phone in fastboot starts pushing files and then my desktop shuts down...so even though the !ReadyToFlash in phone with the three zip files(busybox, superuser, and quick boot), I think maybe that not getting whole files cause pc shuts down? IDK, I am frustrated and dissapointed in self and lack of knowledge!
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Alright, that is good that it recognizes your device. That is the hardest part. As for your last PM about another method other than wugs, that is what we are doing. We are doing it the manual method. Normally wugs does all this session window stuff for you.

Did you download the file I mentioned in post 8? If not, here's another link. Techerrata Downloads - Downloading openrecovery-twrp-2.4.1.0-toroplus.img

Once this file is downloaded, rename it twrp.img and move it to the same folder you opened the session window in. Then try the boot command.

I'm guessing the reason your computer shuts down is a script error. Are those 3 files actually on your tablet? If not, move them to it manually through windows explorer.
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OK, yes I put previous twrp.IMG inside Wigs "Data" folder. Should I delete it and download the above link and try it instead? When open "X-plore" app, under: /storage/emulated/0(sdcard), it has folder "!ReadyToFlash". When click on that it has folder " Root Files", when click that there are three folders: busybox-signed.zip, CWM-SuperSU-v0.99.zip, and perm-recovery-signed.zip. So I'm guessing they are where suppose to be? They are not installed though?
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OK, yes I put previous twrp.IMG inside Wigs "Data" folder. Should I delete it and download the above link and try it instead? When open "X-plore" app, under: /storage/emulated/0(sdcard), it has folder "!ReadyToFlash". When click on that it has folder " Root Files", when click that there are three folders: busybox-signed.zip, CWM-SuperSU-v0.99.zip, and perm-recovery-signed.zip. So I'm guessing they are where suppose to be? They are not installed though?
Correct, they are not installed. That is twrp is for, to install these files into their correct location. If the boot command doesn't work, try this sequence of commands instead.

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Doing these two commands in that exact order should result in the same thing, having the device boot up into twrp.
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okay, when type: fastboot flash recovery twrp.IMG, the first time my pc rebooted and phone read: FastBoot CommandReadError-2147483647. After PC restarted I did same thing (using same command) and in the window it says: sending 'recovery' <5478KB>... and then just stays like that? With a flashing dash(-) underneath it?
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oh, and phone reads: fastboot status-Okay
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....But....it wont let me enter second command "fastboot reboot recovery" ??? Just has a flashing _ (dash) underneath where it says, "sending 'recovery' <5478KB>...
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It might not have finished sending the recovery. Since the computer is running XP, I assume it's on the older side. Do you happen to know if the usb ports are usb 1.0 or 2.0 ports?

Just for further details, at the bottom of the details in fastboot mode, it does say "Lock State - Unlocked", right?
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Yes. It does say Unlocked, and believe the ports are 1.0 my operating system is XP with service pack 3 and this is an old PC...about 12 years...lol. I had to do something's so will try those commands again, does it take awhile to send?
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It will take a while because usb 1.0 ports have a much slower transfer rate than 2.0 or 3.0 ports.
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Okay, thank you for your patience and help thus far. I went to command window and typed: fastboot flash recovery twrp.IMG (again). The computer says: sending 'recovery' <5478KB>... Then on the phone (in fastboot mode), it reads at bottom: Fastboot Status- Okay. The command window on PC has been saying "sending..." for ten minutes so far?
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Alright, maybe it did finish flashing. The device does let you navigate a little bit while in fastboot mode. Using the volume keys to change options, and the power button to select the option. Initially, the option will be on Start. Try using the volume down button to change the option to recovery mode, and then hit the power to select it. One of 2 things will happen. First possibility would be that it loads into twrp and we continue just fine. Second possibility will be that you'll see a dead android with a red exclamation mark over it. We want the first, so try that and report back.
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I guess a quick question while I am waiting is....from what mentioned above is the command window and phone reading what it should?
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okay, I got the android with red exclamation mark? When I did that the command window on PC read: Failed <status read failed<Too many links>>
finished. total time 2912.922s

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Yes, the computer should eventually finish giving you a time it took after it finished. Like this attachment.
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okay, I will try again.... I am sorry, you must be getting tired of me.
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It's really no issue. I'm actually as confused as you are as to why it's not working. This could explain why Wug was crashing your computer. Just out of curiosity, have you tried using a different usb port on your computer to see if that changes the outcome?
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Lol...I guess the question is how long will this take through this 1.0 port...lol.
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I tried both front ports but not the back port?
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The file is small enough that the whole procedure of flashing it shouldn't take much longer than a minute, even on usb 1.0
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I have seen weirder things happen. It's amazing how flaky these things can be sometimes.
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okay, well this is definately taking longer then that....hmmm....okay there is something else I noticed as far as the PC. It no longer list "Galaxy Nexus" when open My Computer and shows connected devices? It use too because I could open the files and send music and movies from phone to pc. But the pc recognizes it in the command window?
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I am going to plug in back port and try again?
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okay, well this is definately taking longer then that....hmmm....okay there is something else I noticed as far as the PC. It no longer list "Galaxy Nexus" when open My Computer and shows connected devices? It use too because I could open the files and send music and movies from phone to pc. But the pc recognizes it in the command window?
That is fine, when the device is in fastboot mode, it will not show up as a usb mass storage, and will show up in the device manager as an Android ADB device. That is normal and when the phone is in fastboot mode, you can not exchange files between the device and the computer. Do you happen to have another cable that would be compatible by any chance? I doubt that's the issue, but I'm going to suggest anything that comes to mind.
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I plugged in back port and did the first command(fastboot flash recovery twrp.img) the PC rebooted and phone read: Fastboot Status- Download:00559800, then read: Fastboot Command Read Error- 2147483647 ???? After PC rebooted again, I tried command again and PC command window said "sending, etc...." and phone reads: Fastboot Status - Okay???
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If I send the WugFresh Development folder to my usb key(flashdrive), and go to another computer will I be able to do this from the USB key without files actually on other computer?
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So this is exactly what was happening with Wugs. There seems to be something wrong with the protocol regarding sending the file from the computer to the device. I'm not sure of why this is, but I have put a request for assistance from more staff here that might be able to help as well.
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If I send the WugFresh Development folder to my usb key(flashdrive), and go to another computer will I be able to do this from the USB key without files actually on other computer?
For the most part, yes. You'll have to reconfigure your drivers, so that the computer sees the device, but it should be no problem other than that. I was actually about to suggest that same idea.
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Do you happen to have another cable that would be compatible by any chance? I doubt that's the issue, but I'm going to suggest anything that comes to mind.
I think it may well be the problem. Seen this happen on several occasions actually. Try every cable you can find.
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Okay, I am going to let command window keep saying : sending 'recovery' <5478KB>...
and copy wugfresh folder to usb, then I will try on another pc. Question: will I need to put the Nexus root toolkit on other PC to set up drivers?
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I only have this cable now, and it is brand new it worked to unlock and PC can detect and reboot the device? I am thinking it is a problem with my PC which wouldn't surprise me. I had to restore it and it works alot better than it did, however even when I am not in fastboot it no longer brings up Galaxy Nexus when I click on MY Computer (as a connected device)? Not sure how to fix it or what i did to make that happen?
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Technically no, just need the one .exe file that contains them called Samsung_Drivers.exe. Having the toolkit on the other computer may help you configure them if you don't recall the overall procedure and could possibly even do the rooting automatically for you if it turns out that your current computer was the issue. So yes, I would install it just to be sure.
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Sorry for the delay...I see my "go to" idea of trying another cable has already been mentioned (had to feed the dogs, LOL ).

I've yet to fully carefully read through the thread (I scanned it on my phone a little bit ago), but this "feels" similar to what I experienced when I tried using fastboot on a USB 3.0 port--it was just wonky/flaky/hangy, etc.

If you don't have access to a difference PC (with a USB 2.0) port on it, you might be able to try finding a Linux distro that you could boot from a CD and see if you have more success that way--Linux plays much nicer with USB that Windows does, so perhaps that would get you over what we think might be a USB 1.0 issue.

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Out of curiosity, is the computer your moving to on the newer side? If so, what OS does it have and are the usb ports usb2.0?
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The PC is newer 2008 with 2.0 ports but has same operating system. The PC I am on now though works good for most things...I know is still not fixed right.
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