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  1. drphysica

    drphysica Lurker
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    Hello fellas I have tried to root my nexus 4 phone using Linux as it runs on my computer and I hit a problem. I followed this link with instructions but cannot install supper user app because when I boot my android in recovery I get this "No command" message??? Does anyone know how to fix this and why am I getting this?? Thanks:thinking:

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Which recovery did you flash?
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    I moved this thread to the sub-forum where root-related questions about this phone are discussed.

    ... Thom
  4. drphysica

    drphysica Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I used this file "recovery-clockwork-" to flash recovery for my phone. Any suggestions?
  5. acejavelin

    acejavelin Android Expert

    Yes. Use TRWP and SuperSU... This is literally simple, flash or boot recovery, flash SuperSU, reboot, and your rooted. Not sure why this is giving you fits.
  6. drphysica

    drphysica Lurker
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    Yes I'm not sure why this happens but again I can't install SuperSu because the phone in recovery mode has a "No command" message.
  7. acejavelin

    acejavelin Android Expert

    I'm not sure I understand... Do you have TWRP installed? Just go into it and select install, navigate to SuperSU zip file on the phone and flash it.

    Or are you still trying to get recovery loaded? You use fastboot commands from the bootloader screen or after selecting Fastboot (sorry, been a while)
  8. alfick3

    alfick3 Android Expert

    it almost sounds, to me, like you don't actually have a recovery flashed.
  9. drphysica

    drphysica Lurker
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    Yes it seems that flashing the clockwork recovery or TWRP doesn't work that is why I can't get to clockwork recovery mode to flash SuperSU.zip. I just did factory reset on the phone and the same issue.

    It should work there is no errors???

    One thing I need to mention that I had Ubuntu touch installed on the phone but I rolled back to android with no problems.
  10. acejavelin

    acejavelin Android Expert

    Are you rebooting directly into recovery after flashing, or booting into the OS? The stock Android OS has a script that replaces the recovery with the stock one, if its been modified, on each boot. Most root tools rename the file as part of the rooting process.

    Try just booting recovery and flashing SuperSU... In fastboot, use the command

    fastboot boot openrecovery-twrp-

    Then flash SuperSU immediately

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The Nexus 4 release date was November 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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