DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By alucard9114

Thread: cannot unlock bootloader

  1. Senior Droid
    mtnbst's Avatar
    Member #
    178895
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    153
    Liked
    3 times
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus (rooted)
    #1

    cannot unlock bootloader

    So I was the second one in line this morning when my local VZ opened!! I have tried every method I have come across to unlock the bootloader and nothing is happening?? Im using MAC here are the instructions I am following (to a T) could there be "assumed" steps in these instructions. I need things pretty spelled out :/ I have rooted my X several times on froyo and GB so Im not a total noob:/ any help is appreciated


    How To Root Your Samsung Galaxy Nexus Using SuperBoot














  2. Super Moderator
    Droid-Xer's Avatar
    Member #
    140985
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    2,421
    Liked
    186 times
    Twitter
    Droid_Xer
    Phone
    Verizon™ Galaxy Nexus
    Premium Member
    #2
    Do you have adb setup right? Do you have fastboot in your directory you're running adb from? If so type in

    Code:
    adb devices
    And see what happens.
  3. Senior Droid
    mtnbst's Avatar
    Member #
    178895
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    153
    Liked
    3 times
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus (rooted)
    #3
    ok....the instructions I am following state " first you need to install android SDK" I have extracted the files into a folder. It says to install I have to then run the command "android" in the terminal. (it does absolutely nothing)
    I didnt see anything about adb?

    edt....fastboot has been extracted also
    everything is extracted into my downloads folder...do I need to create new folders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Droid-Xer View Post
    Do you have adb setup right? Do you have fastboot in your directory you're running adb from? If so type in

    Code:
    adb devices
    And see what happens.
    Last edited by mtnbst; 12-15-2011 at 06:16 PM.
  4. Super Moderator
    Droid-Xer's Avatar
    Member #
    140985
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    2,421
    Liked
    186 times
    Twitter
    Droid_Xer
    Phone
    Verizon™ Galaxy Nexus
    Premium Member
    #4
    Hmm not familiar with Mac and its best to use the manual root method. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
  5. Senior Droid
    mtnbst's Avatar
    Member #
    178895
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    153
    Liked
    3 times
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus (rooted)
    #5
    One of the biggest benafits for me is to be able to root and (at some point with the GN) install ROMS. My old motto DX was easy to root and I could flash away. I am having the worse time trying to get in to this nexus. almost makes me want to take it back and get something I can play with......
  6. Master Droid
    alucard9114's Avatar
    Member #
    37690
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    San diego Cali baby
    Posts
    649
    Liked
    45 times
    Twitter
    @NexusICS1978
    Phone
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    #6
    use this method much easier found here! [How To] Unlock Bootloader & Root Galaxy Nexus
    when it says put root in c:/ folder it means on pc just drop it anywhere in there.when it says command line its talking about the one in windows.after you unlock the bootloader dont reboot your phone go into the root folder on your pc and hit install-superboot-windows that will reboot your phone.it takes a long time to boot so dont worry you will know your rooted when you have superuser in the apps drawer go straight to the market and download rom manager then install clockwork recovery cdma version only then make a back up.(update)12/16 to keep clock work you need to get root explorer go into System>recovery-from-boot.p (change to 1recovery-from-boot.p or delete)if you dont do this you will need to install clock work from rom manager every time you want to use it.
    Last edited by alucard9114; 12-16-2011 at 05:34 PM.
    mtnbst and mrtony07 like this.

    Samsung
    Galaxy Nexus
    Rom all of them
  7. Senior Droid
    mtnbst's Avatar
    Member #
    178895
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    153
    Liked
    3 times
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus (rooted)
    #7
    YES YES, it worked! Thank you thank you. PUMPED. I used a virtual machine on my MAC running windows 7. Now I can play

    Quote Originally Posted by alucard9114 View Post
    use this method much easier found here! [How To] Unlock Bootloader & Root Galaxy Nexus
    when it says put root in c:/ folder it means on pc just drop it anywhere in there.when it says command line its talking about the one in windows.after you unlock the bootloader dont reboot your phone go into the root folder on your pc and hit install-superboot-windows that will reboot your phone.it takes a long time to boot so dont worry you will know your rooted when you have superuser in the apps drawer go straight to the market and download rom manager then install clockwork recovery cdma version only then make a back up.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Come on Moto, unlock that Bootloader!
    By Cinoib in forum Droid RAZR
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-20-2011, 12:16 PM
  2. FXZ is as SBF?... Unlock bootloader?
    By HI_Bio_Commando in forum Droid Bionic Hacks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-20-2011, 09:31 PM
  3. Possible way to unlock the bootloader! Here me out on this!
    By Insidious in forum Motorola Droid 2 Global Development
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-11-2011, 03:40 PM
  4. Why Unlock Bootloader
    By snot in forum Droid X Roms
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-24-2011, 10:29 PM
  5. Motorolla to Unlock Bootloader
    By teh_g in forum Droid X Hacks
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 01-24-2011, 08:15 AM

Search tags for this page

cannot unlock bootloader galaxy nexus
,
cannot unlock bootloader nexus
,
cannot unlock bootloader samsung galaxy nexus
,

cannot unlock galaxy nexus

,
cant unlock galaxy nexus
,

cant unlock galaxy nexus bootloader

,

droid bionic unlocked bootloader

,
droid incredible 2.3.4 unlock bootloader
,
droid razr unlocked bootloader
,
razr bootloader unlock
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+