[How To] Return your Galaxy Nexus to 100% Stock, Locked Bootloader

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  1. mrZoSo

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    Look at post 25 and put the GNexRestore.bat where all your files are and double click it. Just answer 2 questions and it does it for you.
     
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    My son needs help please. He unlocked and rooted his Nexus recently. Today he was changing the soft touch buttons color and adding search. Thats when the phone stopped at the Google logo with the unlock symbol. Has been trying to load the drivers but cant get the pc (vista 32) to recognize the Nexus. Can see it in USB deview. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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    If he made back-ups before trying to change the buttons, you should be able to go in to bootloader, then go to recovery from there(Vol up or down, you'll see recovery listed, then press power button), and restore using one of the back-ups.
    If there's no back-ups and you want to get it back to stock, I suggest trying these drivers:
    [ADB/FB Driver] Naked Samsung Driver 1.7 - xda-developers
     
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    A backup would have been nice, unfortunately my son didn't backup. Needless to say, he will now. Our main problem was getting the phone mounted, after we finally accomplished that, followed the steps here and all fixxed now.

    Lesson learned!
     
  5. jntdroid

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    Finally updated the OP with MrZoSo's nice script and instructions...
     
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    im going to be unrooting it and relocking the bootloader using the manual way in around 5 minutes. anyone on to guide me through if i have any questions/problems?

    Edit- I did it manually and it worked like a charm. for the people who are researching how to unroot a bit, you have to be patient when you see the booting screen at the end. mine was stuck on it for like 4 min then it rebooted and was stuck for around 2 minutes but it vibrated and went on (what a relief)

    I would have done the automated one, but i read over the code, and i saw that it was only designed for step 8 to reboot. i was unsure if it was supposed to reboot so i did it manually just in case.

    I would also have done wugs one, but nobody talked about unrooting and relocking in the topics, so i had no idea if there were any errors in the script so i chose to do it this way. Wugs and the Automated one are probably the same codes, which are also the same as this code. They are all the same :D.


    This is the steps i took (from scratch)

    1. Dled Wugs program.
    2. Dled drivers and sdk with it. (windows 7 additionally dled another driver for the phone as well).
    3. in the platform-tools folder i shift, right clicked and opened the command prompt from there. i then started to write the code manually, double checking each line letter for letter.


    Worked like a charm. Good to know that the unroot method for the galaxy nexus is very easy and reliable. Thanks google for the files and Support!

    Hopefully soon, a method such as restoring a nandroid to get to stock will come out :D.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  7. otter34

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    I stopped after step 8 but apparently lost root? Titanium, rom manager and other apps say i'm not rooted.whatshould I do?I went into recovery and restored axiom. That works fine. If I do this again and follow all 10 steps then root again will it wipe out the roms I backed up already or will I still have those?
     
  8. CJM

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    You lost root basically because you installed the stock rom. You just need to re-root again. You can be rooted on a stock rom & those apps will work again. Axiom is a rooted rom, that's why those apps worked then. But I'm not sure what all the process wipes. You may want to have them on your computer too, just in case.

    Tapped from a Galaxy Nexus
     
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    That makes sense thanks. I made a back up after I returned to stock. If I use that rom and root again will that wipe everything, i.e. my backed up roms
     
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    I haven't tried this process yet, so I don't know for sure what all it will wipe/delete. But if you want to save your backups, they're in sd/clockwork/backup. I would save them to my computer just to make sure.

    Tapped from a Galaxy Nexus
     
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    simple

    this method works like magic - THANKS!!!!! ::huge breathe of relief::
     
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    I tried the manual version through ADB and the "fastboot flash radio radio-toro-i515.ek02.img" command kept erring out.took the cdma, but not the base... gonna try with this and see how it goes...


    Well I finally just gave in and used WUGs utility and I now have a stock phone again... NOT FOR LONG... LOL
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
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    I had to seriously do some hunting on this one... your directions should read... fastboot flash radio-cdma radio-cdma-toro-i515.ek05.img

    Just so ya know. :)
     
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    Thanks!

    The instructions worked perfectly on my unlocked gnex with 4.0.4. Thanks for the guidance. FYI: I was unable to download the script to try it.
     
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    I'm unlocked, but not rooted. Can this still apply? I think I need to exchange my phone.
     
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