[How To] Unlock Bootloader & Root Galaxy Nexus

Discussion in 'Galaxy Nexus Development' started by sbenson, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Tuktanuk

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    So don't stone me here but, does anyone know if Samsung or Verizon know if you unlock and root!? I would really like to know as I'd prefer to not have Verizon nullify my warranty less than 24 hours after purchase. Looks like a great and easy way to go about the unlock and root btw. The OGD was a real pita way back when (the first time I did it anyway).
     
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    I'm reviewing the steps BL4Z3D247 posted debating if I want to jump into this once I get my phone tonight destroying my warranty and have a question... what is pdanet?

    edit: thought of another question... does rooting the phone also void Verizon's assurion assurance as well if your paying for it?
     
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    It worked on mine - the trick was this - it never got past the Google logo, BUT I was able to load up ADB and do all of the commands to push su/Superuser.apk, chmod it, and reboot ANYWAY, and I'm rooted now. Now, I used the manual method for this, so that probably gave me more control over the process. But I think a lot of people expected that boot.img to completely boot you - I don't think that was the case for me.
     
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    You can relock if you need to take it in.
     
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    OP updated with clarification.
     
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    Links arent working....
     
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    Got to the end where its rebooting phone, went to boot animation hung there for few min, then i unplugged the usb and it was the same for a few min. Then i removed the batt and powered back on now its looping at the google screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    HELP!
     
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    Worked perfectly... thanks for the writeup and testing sbenson and other helpful Galaxy Nexus tweakers :)
     
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    Ahhhh, I love the smell of rooted tuna in the morning! ;)
     
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    bad link and maybe a video for help??

    when i click on the Samsung drivers link, it goes to a bad link/page ??? also, any chance on someone putting up a video of this process? i know it appears easy to most but being new to this process and having a $300 phone i just want some assurance i am doing this correctly....please?:biggrin:
     
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    The links to your dropbox aren't working. Someone else posted a link to the superboot but the PDAnet driver isn't accessible via your OP link. Anyone else have a link?

    EDIT: Nevermind. Google is our friend.
     
    #192 Grady, Dec 16, 2011
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