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[Verizon] [POLL] Which way do you prefer to root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by teddyearp, Aug 15, 2012.

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Your favorite and best way to root the VZW GNEX

  1. WUGS NexusRootToolkit 1.5.2

    50.0%
  2. GalaxyNexusToolkit 7.8

    20.0%
  3. Manual all the way

    20.0%
  4. Bacon

    10.0%
  1. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    So I am late to the VZW Gnex owners' crowd and have a lot to catch up on. I rooted my A855 the manual way and always tried to get others to do the same instead of using various 'one click' methods.

    However, the folks that have put together the 'one click' methods for the VZW gnex have put alot more work into their projects, i.e. flashing a custom recovery, the command to retain said custom recovery, installing busybox, etc.

    So let's see if I can get this poll to work.

    Which is the best 'one click' method, Wugs "nexusRootToolkit" or the "GalaxyNexusToolkit"?

    Or bacon? Or manual?

    TIA
     



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  2. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    I'm a big fan of manual especially if you already have the sdk set up and are familiar with it. This phone does have some great toolkits though, not meaning to lessen their contribution. And also bacon was tempting. :smokingsomb:
     
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  3. gunit34328

    gunit34328 Newbie

    manual. i tried the toolkit method one time and i got stuck on a step and didnt know how to fix it. i found an easy root method that didnt require adb and went with that one.
     
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  4. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Android Enthusiast

    This is a request to change my vote to "bacon" on the grounds of deliciousness.
     
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  5. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert

    GalaxyNexusToolkit 7.8 is great for the beginner, the lazy and the simplicity. :thumbup:
     
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  6. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    If I knew how or could I would change your vote. I started this poll before I actually had this device in my hands, now I do, so my next poll, 'how soon did you root' will be multiple choice and include bacon as well for the funnyliciousness that it can provide.

    I appreciate all the votes and hope this poll is kept alive for a bit at least; ultimately it seems the hardest part is getting the right combination of drivers, adb version, etc to make sure you will have a more harmonious outcome. My research has found this to be true across all the interworld. I fought with drivers at first just to get my WinXP box to 'see' my gnex as storage. Then it was a fight to get a "adb devices" command to complete with success.

    So even though I will probably use one of the 'one clicks' to actually do the job, I did do allot of it manually by having to do some tweaking to get all the drivers, etc. in line.
     
  7. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    For what it's worth I did root last night. I used Wug's to unlock, root and flash CWR touch 5.8.x.x.

    However, I did not include a 'hybrid' choice in my poll, since that is pretty much how I did it.

    I got all the drivers setup manually, updated my adb and fastboot manually since on my machine it is located in c:\android. Then I manually did an 'internal storage' dump. Then as above I used wug's as stated. Manually restored 'internal storage' and went on about my business.

    Therefore, I voted bacon.
     

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