rooting gnex/nexus phones


  1. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    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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  2. chaseacej

    chaseacej Member

    "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?
  3. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    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.
  4. shawn218

    shawn218 Well-Known Member

    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
  5. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

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  6. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    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.
    2010 ZR1 likes this.
  7. shawn218

    shawn218 Well-Known Member

    isnt abd a "special program" though, lol. thanks though buddy. so an idiot like me is capable of doing this alone?
  8. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Nope ADB is 'Android Debug Bridge' and is provided by Google.

    Android Debug Bridge | Android Developers
  9. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    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
  10. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    If you want, you can just merge it with the one I started there -- its about the same root method.
  11. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    Might I say how pleased I am to see this section starting to get active!
  12. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    You might say! :D
  13. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    threads merged
  14. 2010 ZR1

    2010 ZR1 Well-Known Member

    So how would one obtain permanent root? ADB -> fastboot oem unlock then run the superboot program?
  15. random155

    random155 Well-Known Member

    Im sure ICS will be nice, but my main reason for rooting, along with many others, is wireless tether.
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