Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole


  1. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    He'll post every few days. Seems he's wrapped up in a lot of law work lately.
  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Yeah I found it HERE:

    [GUIDE] Full Phone Backup without Unlock or Root - xda-developers

    I'm tech geeky but not THAT tech geeky! ADB is some scary territory for me, never having used it. And - quite frankly - I'm very hesitant to mess around with something of which I have virtually no knowledge... something that could screw the pooch on my phone in one big hurry.
  3. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Happy Memorial Day! Hope everyone enjoys their day!
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  4. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    Happy Memorial Day. My flag is up and I'm very thankful for those who gave their all.
  5. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Adb is quite involved, but it is the method I used to unlock my bootloader. The tutorials are fantastic in the all things root section.
  6. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I knew nothing of ADB before I unlocked and rooted this phone. Managed to make it through the process though. I know they give a step-by-step how to, but I wish they would have given a little more detail in some of the steps.

    When I did a system restore of my laptop earlier this year I forgot to save everything for unlocking and rooting. So when Verizon finally decides to push out this update(if ever) I'm just going to do it from the phone and let it unroot and I'll just do it again.
  7. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Why don't you just grab one of the stock ROMs based on the release, and do it that way? Gives you basically the same thing. Download the rom to your phone, and boot into recovery mode, flash the rom, and viola, stock 4.0.4 without unrooting, and all from the phone.
  8. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Umm. Good question LOL
  9. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Death Dogs and a beer(or six).

    [​IMG]
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  10. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Well-Known Member

    Just read, read, and read again. I rooted my first 3 phones with ADB, you'll be just fine.
  11. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    I guess I'm just really, really confused and really, really tired.

    It was a great Memorial Day ceremony on our town square, standing room only! All the speeches went over very well (I received many compliments on mine :) ) and even a TV station all the way from Nashville showed up to cover it! That means that we must be doing our ceremonies right!

    Or it's just a really slow news day :rolleyes:

    I have read how-to after how-to... but nothing I have read answers my primary question:

    Is there a way to fully backup my phone's data BEFORE I root or unlock the bootloader? I want to backup, unlock (hence wipe), root, and restore the backup. THEN I'll get around to flashing the 4.0.4 update... or a stock ROM. Haven't really researched those yet, so I can't speak to that at all ATM.
  12. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    Oh man, those look great. What's on them?
  13. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Ketchup, mustard, cheese and onions. I get jalapenos sometimes. Normally you get 2/$.99, but with your Sheetz card you get 3/$.99.

    The beer is pretty good too :)
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  14. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

  15. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    That sounds awesome, and is a fantastic deal. I need to find the closest Sheetz to me, lol.
  16. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    Okay, going to wipe my dalvik cache, then flash LeanKernel and the latest AOKP build. Flashing veterans, anything I need to know?
  17. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Make sure there are no cops around, women usually scream... Oh wait, never mind. ;)
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  18. gapi

    gapi VIP Member VIP Member

    Hi Guys,

    Been busy building the system below and she is up and running. Stopped in to see the action is still alive here.

    I have some catching up to do still being on AOKP B34 & LK 3.3.0... But its so stable and awesome on battery a Nanny-D will be made.

    I build my last system in 2008 so its time. She still puts most to shame but I love the cutting edge. I got the Motherboard with the WiFi & Bluetooth card so the nexus can scream back at it.:D

    CPU = Intel Ivy Bridge 3770K
    Mother Board = Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H WiFi
    RAM = SAMSUNG 16GB 4x4 DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model MV-3V4G3/US
    HDD's = 2ea in RAID1 - WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
    GPU = SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850
    PSU = CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
    Cooling = XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 Liquid Kit
    Case = Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower
    Displays = Dual Samsung 215TW S-PVA
    OS = Windows 7 Professional x64
    Lots of External Storage
  19. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    In re: Build 37 - Releases - Releases - News, what is the difference between "toro" and "toroplus"?

    EDIT: Ah, got it, never mind. :)

    EDIT2: Perhaps a silly question, but the Build 37 feature list appears to indicate that AOKP is built on 4.0.3 - is this accurate? I thought it used 4.0.4.
  20. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Okay, folks:

    (1) What if I ROOT, install CWM, make a nandroid backup, THEN unlock (wipe), THEN root again, and restore the backup? Will that accomplish what I'm trying to do?

    (2) Does anyone have experience with Wug's Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit? Look s good to me! :D

    (3) I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend!
  21. jmar

    jmar Nexican VIP Member

    Question 1: yes, but before you unlock, transfer sdcard contents including Nandroid, then proceed.

    Question 2: I unlocked using command line but many a successful unlock have occurred that way!

    Hope you all had a good weekend y'all!
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  22. Copacetic

    Copacetic Well-Known Member

    Hey Chief, I used Wugs when the first leaked 4.04 appeared, no issues at all. I then used Wugs program a couple of weeks ago to flash the new radios, (downloaded from link in this thread) again, very easy. Only issue is unless he updated, it's build IMM30B and the older radios. It's not the same build as the most recent 4.04, however I don't know what is different.
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  23. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Morning all! Well the serious rain held off until today, so we ended up having a decent holiday weekend, even grilled burgers last night. Hope everyone else had the same!
  24. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member


    Why's worked great for me....and it was my first time unlocking and rooting.
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  25. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Morning Anti! We never got any rain here but I wish we did. It's still hot as hell here. Had a very busy day at the restaurant yesterday. Thought I was going to have to go in for a couple hours today (my day off), but I don't! :D
    Perhaps I'll see if there's any ROMing to do today, otherwise I'll just make it a relaxing one in plenty of AC. :)

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