How to root my galaxy nexus? Help please.

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  1. coolshock1

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    I'm tempted to root but haven't tried yet. Is there a program I can use to back up the current state of the phone the way I have it and is there a tutorial for noobs? I'm assuming there is so that you can flash it back to a stock image if you have to. Last time I did any modding on a phone was my TP2 when Android was first coming out. Last question....what are some of the key benefits of rooting besides having the ability to tether? Any major benefits?
     
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    Look in the development section under the sticky tab. There's info on returning your phone back to stock. I used wugs tool kit and it worked great. I had a driver issue so it took a little longer but the instructions are easy to follow and he gives very good support to people having problems. All I can tell you is read, read, and read some more and never be afraid to ask questions.
    There are numerous reasons people root, it all comes down to the person. Rooting could provide fixes to problems that otherwise would take who knows how long to get an update from Google or Verizon. The devs are extremely talented and provide great products. Also, it allows you more control of your device and can provide many extra add ons that you probably won't get unrooted. You can also use themes and customize many aspects of your phone to make it truly yours. Those are just a couple things. I'm sure others can chime in with more. =)

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    How come when I get a message I have no led light?

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    That happens to me sometimes also. Find the setting for the pulse notification light and unchecked the box then recheck it, if that doesn't work try rebooting.

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    I'm having trouble rooting

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    ^^ what method are you using? Wugs tool kit or a manual method?

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    Never mind got it to work just trying to figure out where to get roms and themes at

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    Go with GummyNex I love it, I recommend rom toolbox pro it has a lot of one click nexus roms and lots of interface and developer options for any rom

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    Can i download any rom from room manager or anywhere else i found a rom but its 4.04 , and i have 4.0.2

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    Yeah just make sure it's built for the galaxy nexus which they will say if they are and most all are 4.0.4 or 3. When you install the rom it will update your ICS to whichever firmware it states, gummy is 4.0.3 and I use that with a leaked radio 4.0.4 from rootwiki

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    Ok thank you so much

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    Also make sure that the roms you are downloading are for "TORO" or "CDMA".

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