[How To] Unlock Bootloader & Root Galaxy Nexus

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

  1. BenLand150
    Offline

    BenLand150 Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE
    Ratings:
    +82
    The drivers don't install for me. I downloaded the one you gave and it worked, but when I plug my phone it, the last step or whatever doesn't work, it can't find my drivers or something?

    Help?
     
  2. Trusstopher
    Offline

    Trusstopher DF Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,610
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Ratings:
    +84
    Do you know for sure that you will get the update after rooting?
     
  3. sbenson
    Offline

    sbenson Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia/DC Metro Area
    Ratings:
    +61
    Hold up, superuser is not working.
     
  4. Natolx
    Offline

    Natolx Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    The boot.img that give you temporary access to root the phone doesn't get past the Google logo. I accepted the OTA update first since it wouldn't make a call without the update.
     
  5. iKN0WaGH0ST
    Offline

    iKN0WaGH0ST Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    Ratings:
    +4
    Better have some answers after I get back from chipotle!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
  6. BenLand150
    Offline

    BenLand150 Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE
    Ratings:
    +82
    I installed the update before doing this.. but everything seems to be going fine right now. I just unlocked it, now it's rebooting from the root method.
     
  7. sbenson
    Offline

    sbenson Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia/DC Metro Area
    Ratings:
    +61
    Ok, so superuser app installed from superboot, but I didn't have root access.

    To fix this, I powered down the phone, connected to my computer, then booted into the bootloader (vol up + down + pwr). After this I double clicked the install-superboot-windows. The Nexus will then show the Google screen with the lock at the bottom. The screen will hang - leave it be for 2-3 minutes. Pull battery, reboot and you should be good to go.
     
  8. sbenson
    Offline

    sbenson Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia/DC Metro Area
    Ratings:
    +61
    You should be fine. I got it.
     
  9. BenLand150
    Offline

    BenLand150 Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE
    Ratings:
    +82
    Everything worked flawlessly. Didn't have to pull battery. It stayed on the Google logo for about 3 minutes, then the screen flashed and went back to the Google logo again, and then the reboot came up normally.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Trusstopher
    Offline

    Trusstopher DF Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    2,610
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Ratings:
    +84
    I went ahead and took the update... shouldn't effect the root process though from what I'm reading from other users
     
  11. sbenson
    Offline

    sbenson Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia/DC Metro Area
    Ratings:
    +61
    Confirm that you actually have superuser status. Try to update the binary via superuser app. If you have success, you're good to go.
     
  12. BenLand150
    Offline

    BenLand150 Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE
    Ratings:
    +82
    Where do I see that at? I don't see it in settings or anything. I have it checked to go into my notification bar though when it's outdated.

    Edit- Found it! It worked, loading screen shot.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  13. BenLand150
    Offline

    BenLand150 Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Lincoln, NE
    Ratings:
    +82
    Sorry for double. But here.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DroidForums
     
  14. sbenson
    Offline

    sbenson Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Virginia/DC Metro Area
    Ratings:
    +61
    I recommend jrummy busybox installer.
     
  15. pc747
    Offline

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    18,313
    Likes Received:
    1,576
    Trophy Points:
    958
    Ratings:
    +1,613
    so it does work... ok cuz people saying it will not work
     
Search tags for this page
download omap4440 driver
,
driver omap4440
,
omap4440
,

omap4440 driver

,
omap4440 driver download
,
omap4440 driver galaxy nexus
,
omap4440 driver galaxy nexus download
,
omap4440 driver windows 7
,
omap4440 drivers
,
omap4440 galaxy nexus