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Old January 4th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wonderful DX dev Wugfresh has developed a program that will install everything you need on your PC to accomplish the ability unlock/root and lock/unroot. It's all automated for you. Just download and press the right buttons. Enjoy!

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So awesome...doesn't get much easier than this
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Steven...you totally ninja'd me lol
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LOL, me, too! I went to update the root guide and ninja-yoda-Steven had already updated that, too!

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Lol yall keep up the good work on making it easy for me once i get mine :P
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LOL, me, too! I went to update the root guide and ninja-yoda-Steven had already updated that, too!

AF don't need us anymore, Trophy .
I don't want you guys to think I'm lazy (which I am) now that I've been a mod for 7 or so months.
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This thing is pretty awesome! Just can't get my root to take....

Not sure what I'm doing wrong here- I am unlocked successfully, but can't capture root. Win7 btw. I've tried probably 10x now....

Here's where I am currently...

Attached image flashes for a quick second (long enough to cap the screen)-- says it can't "stat" 'su.zip': no such file or directory... then it says below that CWM has successfully flashed. On the last screen where it tells me to reboot into recovery mode, which gives me a partial reboot then it soft bricks with the little dead android image on the screen. Various times, same result.

Any input would be welcome...


Oh, and at some point, it tells me that drivers are not installed- but I can't read the full error because it flashes and disappears.... but this is right before it tells me I'm rooted and can't get that 'su.zip'.


Ug, plz help- Rooted several devices now, not sure why this 'easy' root is killing me.
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Perhaps you have to reboot before the second process? I don't know. I haven't been able to d/l the app yet.
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The second process starts automatically and immediately after the first- no opp to reboot first- although I've rebooted phone and comp a handful of times each at this point... not sure what to do......
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If you are unlocked and can't get this to work do you have fastboot set up to work? If so go back to one of the older methods.
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how do i check specifically for that.... and i thought that was needed for unlocking too? no?
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This thing is pretty awesome! Just can't get my root to take....

Not sure what I'm doing wrong here- I am unlocked successfully, but can't capture root. Win7 btw. I've tried probably 10x now....

Here's where I am currently...

Attached image flashes for a quick second (long enough to cap the screen)-- says it can't "stat" 'su.zip': no such file or directory... then it says below that CWM has successfully flashed. On the last screen where it tells me to reboot into recovery mode, which gives me a partial reboot then it soft bricks with the little dead android image on the screen. Various times, same result.

Any input would be welcome...


Oh, and at some point, it tells me that drivers are not installed- but I can't read the full error because it flashes and disappears.... but this is right before it tells me I'm rooted and can't get that 'su.zip'.


Ug, plz help- Rooted several devices now, not sure why this 'easy' root is killing me.
Well, since its saying cwr is successfully flashed, can you access the bootloader > recovery to verify? If you do have cwr, use it to flash superuser as a zip.
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Tried, won't give me the option to go into CW. Soemthing's missing someplace, some file of some sort, but it tells me everything is there.. Not sure....
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how do i check specifically for that.... and i thought that was needed for unlocking too? no?
If your phone is in fastboot and hooked up to the CPU in the command prompt where your fastboot file is use the command
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not working for me either. I am trying to re-lock and it just says it's waiting for the device after it boots it into bootloader. hnmmmm.
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not working for me either. I am trying to re-lock and it just says it's waiting for the device after it boots it into bootloader. hnmmmm.
^ Mine did that UNlocking for a while too- it ended up being one of the drivers... I forget the name, but it was the one with 'bootloader' in the title...reinstalled and it went right thru...
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Ok cool- will try that when I get back home later- - thanks
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Perhaps you have to reboot before the second process? I don't know. I haven't been able to d/l the app yet.
i can't get it to dl, either. i've been trying all day, and it just craps out after a partial dl. the server must be getting slammed pretty hard.

p.s. Steven, i hope you are enjoying your GNex!?!
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I used the new mirror and it dled fairly quick. I installed the sdk and drivers. That part ran just fine. Still scared to hit unlock and root though
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I used the new mirror and it dled fairly quick. I installed the sdk and drivers. That part ran just fine. Still scared to hit unlock and root though
what the....?! i can't figure out what to click to dl the new mirror...?? i'm obviously missing something easy.

EDIT: nevermind - i finally just started clicking all the random dl buttons, and found the right one. man, that site is persistent in its advertising...
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just tried it and the samsung drivers would not install on windows vista
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lol, the fact that two guys above are having issues!
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if it shows your phone as connected you should be able to flash CWM in fastboot and then flash su.zip in recovery.

I did the above, and it DOES recognize my GN (series of #s followed by 'fastboot').........

I'm sitting here in fastboot mode, my Q is---- how do I flash CWM while in fastboot?
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lol, the fact that two guys above are having issues!
Rooting itself is pretty easy, the biggest issue I have seen with people trying to root is getting the CPU and the phone to work together, once ADB and fastboot are working the process itself isn't bad. Plus if you have any issues you are already a member here at AF so you know you can get support for any problem you run into.

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I did the above, and it DOES recognize my GN (series of #s followed by 'fastboot').........

I'm sitting here in fastboot mode, my Q is---- how do I flash CWM while in fastboot?
ClockworkMod Method (courtesy of Koushik Dutta)

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-- simplest and fastest from what I've found
-- works for both GSM and LTE versions of the device
-- does not require a special (insecured) boot.img file

Cons: requires both adb and fastboot USB connectivity







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Thanks... did that and flashed CWM... My NEWEST problem is that when I do the next step to push su.zip to my phone, in my CMD window, I just get the error message says error: device not found


This process is killing me- it 'found' my device for everything else!!??!!! Now what?
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Thanks... did that and flashed CWM... My NEWEST problem is that when I do the next step to push su.zip to my phone, in my CMD window, I just get the error message says error: device not found


This process is killing me- it 'found' my device for everything else!!??!!! Now what?
I figured out the reason for this last night (haven't had a chance to update the instructions)...I'll do that here in a minute...

Since CWM doesn't mount the /data partition (and therefore, your /sdcard) until after you've gone to the Apply update from .zip file on SD card menu (by selecting install zip from sdcard on the main menu) and you have selected the choose zip from sdcard entry.

After you've done that, you can select "+++++Go Back+++++", then push your file to /sdcard, then re-enter the choose zip from sdcard menu.
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Ok.. this thing works.. and works well.. I messed up but it was because I didn't read the directions. This pushes su.root over to the sd card, but it DOESN'T FLASH IT! I didn't read the directions which said to go to clockwork mod recovery and flash su.zip and you're rooted. DOH.

Yeah, it works fine. That's one issue and the other is to install the most recent samsung driver. Easy Peasy. If anyone has any of these issues, just let me know and I'll try to help.

Long story short. If you need to go back to stock, this is good. If you want to go from stock to root, this is also helpful The dev did a good job. Support him.
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Edit: FINALLY got it!!!

37th time's a charm!!! I can go to bed!!!




...... like that's gonna happen right about now...




Didn't even do anything different- just same thing over and over. Somehow, it HAD to be something wonky with drivers.... can't put my finger on it- they were there tho. Thank you to those of you that stuck by me thru this traumatic period in my life, and offered assistance throughout. Your collective input resulted in ultimately a happy camper who is now going to go do all the root-y stuff for which I've been fighting ever-so-vigilantly..... at the expense of a night's sleep.
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Ok this thing works. I just had to keep trying it because of the drivers
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Did the the one click method this morning. Took about an hour. IMO, a little more involved then previous one click for other devices but much easier than the long route for sure. My advice, take your time and read carefully at each step. Thanks to developer, awesome work!
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Wug, you are awesome!! I had unlocked the manual way, but had trouble rooting. This method was so easy. Thanks
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Very Sweet!

Thanks for sharing Steven!
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I used this earlier today. Very easy, the longest part was downloading the program onto my computer due to me living in the middle of nowhere. lol
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Thanks for putting this together for us!

Dl'd and ran this last night after I finally threw in the towel on setting up adb and fastboot on my own.

It was very easy to install and run. I already had the mini sdk package from the root guide installed on the c:\ so I had this utility extract to that folder.

The only issue that I had was with the drivers. I had already dl'd the naked samsung driver but I couldn't get my device updated because the device only showed up under usb connections and not other devices in device manager. This utility did hang up on the drivers part of this but whatever it did, it had my device now listed under other devices and I was able to update the driver with the naked one and the cmd prompt found it instantly.

Everything else was as easy as can be.
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dev did a VERY good job. The program holds your hand through the entire process, even with pictures. No issues, unlocked and rooted first try. Does he have a donate think? I think he needs some beer.
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dev did a VERY good job. The program holds your hand through the entire process, even with pictures. No issues, unlocked and rooted first try. Does he have a donate think? I think he needs some beer.
Indeed he does! Check the bottom of the first post in his thread:

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This will make my life sooo easy when my upgrade's up. Only a month to go.
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any advice on how to do this on a mac? If i have to, I'll go to the parents' house and use their PC...

Also, now that I've switched over contacts and added apps, what is the best way to back that all up so I have it post-root? TIA.
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This worked SUPERBLY unlocking and rooting after drivers finally worked out.


Should I be concerned that AVG antivirus is reporting the toolkit files as a trojan psw/keylogger?????????
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Should I be concerned that AVG antivirus is reporting the toolkit files as a trojan psw/keylogger?????????
I haven't looked into this hack specifically but I know the rage against the cage root exploit was also flagged as a trojan. I'm guessing this may be a similar situation. Kind of a false positive although in reality, the AV software is doing its job. Its just that we are choosing to knowingly use a backdoor exploit.
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Thanks Iowa...I was hoping that was the answer, but found it kinda weird that it hasn't been mentioned anywhere else...at least none that I saw
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This worked absolutely perfect!! It all went through on the first time, without a single issue!!

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Wug's Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit

Unlocking, rooting, relocking and unrooting simplified!

VERSION 1.2.2 - This program contains all the files you need to unlock and root your device, or flash it back to stock and re-lock it. You can also use this program to backup all your user apps, system apps, and app data, and easily restore them later in one click; and now with the latest release (v1.2.2) you can flash or boot any img files you wan't to any partition on your device; as well as flash any current or future stock android release, making updating your device as easy as can be.

There is now one universal version that works for both Verizon (CDMA) and GSM models.
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any advice on how to do this on a mac? If i have to, I'll go to the parents' house and use their PC...
Yes, someone please share....
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Wug's Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit

Unlocking, rooting, relocking and unrooting simplified!

VERSION 1.2.2 - This program contains all the files you need to unlock and root your device, or flash it back to stock and re-lock it. You can also use this program to backup all your user apps, system apps, and app data, and easily restore them later in one click; and now with the latest release (v1.2.2) you can flash or boot any img files you wan't to any partition on your device; as well as flash any current or future stock android release, making updating your device as easy as can be.

There is now one universal version that works for both Verizon (CDMA) and GSM models.
This is a great tool and a great developer, very friendly in his forums and he responds to most inquiries very quickly. Also updated to Version 1.3 now, which enables automatic driver configuration.
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Has anyone used the backup and restore function? I'm curious to know how well it works because I didn't read up ahead of time to find out that unlocking the bootloader requires a full wipe. I have done a ton of customization and don't want to loose that.

One more thing, I came from an HTC Thunderbolt and it was disaasterous if you accepted an OTA update while rooted (if not on a custom ROM) what is the deal with the GNex? At this point I don't want to use a custom ROM, but I want to be rooted to use TiBu.

TIA!
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