Does this work for the LTE version as well, or will we need to wait a few days for a new version to be released?
I rooted my OG and had custom ROMs on it for awhile, but I stopped about a year ago when my phone was having issues and I had to factory reset. Seems like the entire procedure is radically different than it was 2 years ago.
Noob Question #1: Is it necessary to unlock the Bootloader to Root the phone? #2: What advantage is there to Unlocking the Bootloader if I am not going to change the Rom or do any development?
Thanks in Advance
Any update on if there is any changes to Unlocking and permanent(yet removable) root for the LTE Unicorn...errr Nexus?
Thanks for posting this. It appears as if it’s not too complicated, however I was reading through the original thread for this over at Modaco, and I got the impression that this is not a permanent root.
Could you clarify whether this is a temporary or permanent method to root?
No and absolutely nothing :)
Originally Posted by SniperDroid
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Not that it means anything but I've heard grumblings about the boot loader as well. I can tell you that it is/was a big security concern of Verizon's.
Originally Posted by sbenson
I don't know anything beyond that so nothing will surprise me once its released. I am very curious to see the outcome though. I don't expect it to be locked but I wouldn't be shocked to be perfectly honest.
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Not saying this is a bad method but someone over on android forums said it caused bootloops on his LTE Galaxy Nexus. I would recommend doing a manual method until it gets fixed. Here's the guide: [HOW TO] Root the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Android Forums
I am using the (Slightly) Easier Manual Method. This method doesn't require you to have the android sdk installed because everything is in the zip you download. You still have to enter in all the fastboot and adb commands though which isn't hard at all. I would highly recommend doing it this way to avoid problems.
Also another thing. DON"T flash the GSM CWM Recovery on the LTE Nexus. I don't care what people say just wait till theres one officially released for it.
Im confused on this step
Open up the command prompt in Windows:
- Click Start Menu, then in the search bar type: cmd (this will open the command prompt);
- Type the following, pressing enter after each line:
The instructions say to unzip the files to a folder called root. cd root changes the current directory to root - the folder you just made with the files in it.
Originally Posted by alucard9114
Also here it says to type the following and is blank?
- Type the following, in the command prompt:
- You will receive a warning about unlocking. Use the volume keys to select an option and use the power button to confirm.
- Your bootloader will now say it's unlocked at the bottom of the screen.
- Now, to root your device, simply double click: install-superboot-windows.bat that you originally placed in the root folder in step 2.
- Reboot your phone and enjoy root privileges.