Samsung Galaxy Nexus: All Things Root Guide ============================================================ Note / Warning / Reminder: unlocking your bootloader on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will wipe-out the contents of your device's internal "SD card". This means you'll lose any settings, pictures, apps, etc. So, keep this in mind when / if you ever undertake that step of unlocking your bootloader. ============================================================ Click the "Show" button below for a root warning / disclaimer: Spoiler Quick note / disclaimer: as always, you are ultimately responsible for any root-related activities on your phone. You should understand not only the benefits of rooting, but also any possible consequences (voided warranty, boot-loops, bricking, etc.) that might occur as a result of your root-related actions. AndroidForums.com / Phandroid.com, its owner, and staff are not liable for any root actions you might undertake as a result of information used from this site. Reading, researching, understanding, and carefully following the published steps and instructions can go a long way towards helping to make your rooting efforts a successful one. General Information Root Terminology http://androidforums.com/faqs/443432-what-root-being-rooted-mean.html You've went and rooted the phone. Now What??? Note: I experienced 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. http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/469782-ota-updates-vs-clockworkmod-root.html (i.e., will I lose root if I take an OTA?) Custom Recoveries Original ClockworkMod 18.104.22.168 Koush's touch ClockworkMod 22.214.171.124 Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) touch-based recovery http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nex...important-cwr-issue-easy-fix.html#post3721865 [RECOVERY] ClockworkMod Recovery *GSM Edition* Guides http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nex...how-all-things-root-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html How to install the adb & fastboot USB drivers (MS/Windows users only) How to install / acquire the adb and fastboot utilities How to unlock your bootloader How to re-lock your bootloader How to root How to un-root (return to stock) How to install ClockworkMod custom recovery How to restore stock recovery How to flash a ROM via ClockworkMod custom recovery How to install / update a kernel or radio Miscellaneous items How to enter fastboot / bootloader mode How to enter recovery mode (custom or stock) MD5 checksum verification Latest Method on rooting and unlocking the Galaxy Nexus *12/16/2011* (includes official CDMA clockwork recovery) [Welcome to root edition]Step by Step OEM Unlock and Root - RootzWiki [HOW TO] Root the GSM/HSPA+ Samsung Galaxy Nexus http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nex...oot-un-root-without-unlocking-bootloader.html http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/439448-rooting-gnex-nexus-phones.html http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/444201-p3droid-has-1-click-root-done.html http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nex...-re-lock-bootloader-return-factory-state.html [Guide] Titanium Backup Tutorial How to flash the GSM Galaxy Nexus factory image manually Stock Factory Images *** Important *** be sure to verify the MD5 or SHA1 checksums on these files prior to flashing; here's how: http://androidforums.com/faqs/443074-md5-verification.html Note: - ITL41D and ITL41F (w/volume fix) indicates version 4.0.1 - ICL53F (w/volume fix) indicates version 4.0.2 Stock image for GSM/HSPA+ "maguro/yakju" from Google: https://dl.google.com/dl/android/aosp/yakju-icl53f-factory-89fccaac.tgz (version 4.0.2) MD5 checksum: c58813bb68fc55d2eba33c8c126f37ba SHA1 checksum: 89fccaacff68f79c3d1eaf4b749788ec87644b78 Stock image for Galaxy Nexus (i.e., return to stock) <<< maguro image is for GSM/HSPA+ and NOT for VZW (please see this post http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/447706-return-stock.html#post3518007) ROMs Galaxy Nexus 4.1.1 (JellyBean) ROM Feature Comparison Official Galaxy Nexus ROM/Theme/Kernel List Themes Official Galaxy Nexus ROM/Theme/Kernel List [HOW TO] Easy Theming Theming tutorial Ultimate Online Theming Kitchen Overclocking / Underclocking / Undervolting overclocking / underclocking undervolting related apps Kernels Look here: http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nex...icial-galaxy-nexus-rom-theme-kernel-list.html Radios / Basebands http://androidforums.com/galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/468028-new-radio-leak-cdma-lte-nexus.html Tools & Utilities Flash Image GUI Android Root Toolkit ADB (Android Debug Bridge) MD5 checksum verification Titantium Backup / Titanium Backup Tutorial Root Explorer Odin / RUU / RSD Lite / etc. Downloads Google Apps Package Android SDK Cheers!