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[International / GSM] Where is just the steps to root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by darkcyber, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
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    There is so much information in the unlock/clockwork recovery/root stickies I can't see the forest for the tree :D

    Where are JUST the instructions for rooting the Nexus? I already have the bootloader unlocked and want to root it now. This is more involved than on the X :eek:

    Thanks!
     



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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Well, there's several ways of doing this, but I've found this the easiest:

    - unlock your bootloader
    - download a flashable root package
    - download the version of ClockworkMod appropriate for your phone
    - flash ClockworkMod custom recovery
    - boot into ClockworkMod
    - install (flash) the flashable root package
    - reboot
    - enjoy root

    The rest of the stuff that you see in-between are details for those that need some of the gaps filled-in. There's also the issue of dealing with two versions of the GNex since there are different versions of ClockworkMod available now.

    Cheers!
     
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  3. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Scary Alien!

    There is just so much information in that other thread it all runs together. :eek:
     
  4. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    After reading back through the thread again, I finally found it. I got my phone rooted now, now just like putting clockwork on there. This is what I was trying to find:


    [MOD] 30 Nov r3: Superboot - rooting the GSM + LTE Galaxy Nexus

    -- or --

    30 Nov r3: Superboot - rooting the GSM + LTE Galaxy Nexus

    Resources

    Superboot R3: r3-galaxynexus-superboot.zip

    File size (bytes): 6,080,107
    MD5 checksum: c827e540aa0262adc2ded86a91c68492

    Reference this thread for information on checking MD5 sums: MD5 Verification

    Instructions (also see the instruction threads above)

    A. download the Superboot zip file (r3-galaxynexus-superboot.zip) above and extract to a directory

    B. boot your phone into fastboot mode (press and hold both the volume-UP and volume-DOWN buttons and then press the power button)

    C. choose your installation platform to run the installation script:

    - Windows:

    + double click the install-superboot-windows.bat file

    - Mac:

    + open a Terminal window to the directory containing the files
    + type chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh
    + type ./install-superboot-mac.sh

    - Linux:

    + open a Terminal window to the directory containing the files
    + type chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh
    + type ./install-superboot-linux.sh

    Note for VZW LTE Galaxy Nexus phones: it appears that the boot.superboot.img file, when used on the VZW LTE Galaxy Nexus, might hang (it did for me, but not for others; I suspect I just didn't wait long enough) and not finish booting. It will, however, get the root apps (su / Superuser.apk) installed and root your phone. You'll just need to do a battery-pull and restart after waiting a few minutes after executing the above installation scripts.
     
  5. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
    VIP Member

    Hmmm....all that looks very familiar ;) :).

    Glad you got things sorted-out.

    Cheers!
     
  6. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I think I missed hitting one of those "SHOW" buttons, thus why I didn't see it on my other 1,000 times of looking...:D

    I am now unlocked, rooted, and have clockwork installed.
     
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  7. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    welcome to the party
     

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