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[Verizon] [SOLVED][HELP] Galaxy Nexus Rooting: Issue with ADB/FASTBOOT [HELP][SOLVED]

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

  1. Edward Oak

    Edward Oak Lurker
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    I'm a new User and I was following "Scary Alien" tutorial on rooting the GNex.
    So I followed the guide and my device was recognized by the command: fastboot devices

    So, I tried "adb push su.zip /sdcard/"
    and got the following error message: Error, device not found.

    So I contacted Scary Alien and we tried several things, including: "Unplugging-replugging;Re-install drivers;RestartBootloader;kill-server."

    Still without success.

    So after awhile I realized that when I plug my USB in fastboot mode, I get the error: Fastboot Command Read Error - 2147483647

    I searched a little bit on the internet and only got "re-install driver" tips.

    I re-installed the drivers over 5 times now. This is not working.

    Can someone please help me root my GNex?

    - Eddy

  2. Edward Oak

    Edward Oak Lurker
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    I also applied "fastboot boot boot.img"

    So maybe the issue is relative to the image I'm currently on (speculations)
    I even tried a factory reset and it's still doing the same thing.

    I think I should apply the default GNEX 4.1 Default image.

    What do you guys think?
  3. Tim K

    Tim K Android Expert

    are you sure your device is recognized? If you connect your phone to your PC can you "see it" as a drive? The Nexus is notorious for being a pain in the ass to get drivers working for it on a PC.
  4. Edward Oak

    Edward Oak Lurker
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    Yep, it's recognized by windows AND fastboot (cmd: fastboot devices)

    You specified "PC"

    Do you think I'd have a better chance on another OS (With or Without WINE)?
  5. Edward Oak

    Edward Oak Lurker
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    I think I might know what the error source was.

    My "Developper Options" were OFF even tho USB Debug was enabled (This probably happened during the boot.img application.)

    I'll try it again and upload results.
  6. Edward Oak

    Edward Oak Lurker
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    Issue still not resolved.
  7. ritchea

    ritchea Well-Known Member

    I would suggest USBDeview to make certain all the old devices are gone, but you said that your device does show up on fastboot devices command. I had some issues and this helped get rid of everything (even though I thought I had through right-click delete). Maybe the link will help others who don't get that far.
    Just read this "A tiny postscript to this article. I had some issues connecting my computer to fastboot(adb worked fine). When I would make the connection, I would get the error "Fastboot Command Read Error -2147483647" and in Windows Device Manager I would see the device as fastboot but with the error "Device cannot start". These were resolved by moving to a different USB port." at another site. It's worth a try.
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  8. maxal

    maxal Lurker

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  9. Edward Oak

    Edward Oak Lurker
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    Thanks, I'll try Maxal's toolkit and try this right afterwards.
  10. Edward Oak

    Edward Oak Lurker
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    The issue seems relative to ADB. Could maybe re-installing the SDK Manager would help?
    PDANet had issues with installing drivers and Toolkit is having issues with checking adb.

    What do? Please, somebody help.
  11. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    Even though this thread is a few days old, since it has to deal with rooting, and by scary aliens technique, then it needed to be moved to the galaxy nexus all things root
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  12. jmar

    jmar Nexican

    Link to the easiest way to do this in Windows: http://www.galaxynexusforum.com/for...wugs-galaxy-nexus-root-toolkit.html#post22678

    Or if you can get to a Linux based OS machine soon, I can walk you through it over gtalk.


    Ninja'd on the WugFresh root toolkit.:D
  13. Edward Oak

    Edward Oak Lurker
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    Issue is now resolved.

    How did I fixed it:

    -Re-created Windows Profile.
    -Made sure no drivers relative to the GNex were installed.
    -Tried in another USB port.
    -Plugged in Debug mode.
    -Windows automatically downloaded the Driver "Galaxy Nexus" and failed downloading "Galaxy Nexus Interface"
    -Used the generic Drivers from on this forum to update the GNEX Interface driver

    Verified if ADB was working with cmd: adb push su.zip /sdcard/

    Worked (I was so happy to see "successful" instead of "error")

    I think the root source of the issue was either the USB port or some drivers errors.

    Last time I checked, the driver for "Debug" was labeled: " Samsung Mobile Phone Bootloader Interface".
    After I re-plugged it in another port to start a full driver install, it was labeled "Galaxy Nexus Interface".

    Anyways. Thanks for your help.

    Next time someone has a similar issue, simply tell him to "trial and error" with ports/computers/OS/Drivers.

    Thanks again.

    On that, I'm out... PEACE.

    - Eddy
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  14. Edward Oak

    Edward Oak Lurker
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    Mods, I'm unaware of how to close/lock a thread. Please close/lock the thread.
  15. jmar

    jmar Nexican

    I think this thread is a good resource from which to learn. Maybe others will find it useful. How about keeping it open to help the community?


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