[How To] Unlock Bootloader & Root Galaxy Nexus

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  1. BL4Z3D247
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    Easiest unlocking of a bootloader and root ever. I heard people were having trouble, what troubles are you people having? If you need help just post here.
     
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    Unlocking of bootloader worked fine, however the rooting did not. I did fastboot boot boot.img and was stuck at the Google logo :(. I'm guessing this is because I updated prior to the attempt
     
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    Everytime i try to do any fastboot command, be it using ADB or this superboot method the cmd prompt says " < waiting for device >" and nothing ever happens. really getting frustrated at this point
     
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    So as of this moment we can unlock the LTE Bootloader, Root and gain SU, but cant go backwards, and dont have a .sbf ro revert back to completely new? Im just trying to get this straight before I pull the trigger.
     
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    doing it now
     
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    only motorola uses sbf. but i believe once we get a custom recovery we should be able to restore pretty easily.
     
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    i installed the update before going through the steps.

    i'm not sure why, but mine failed a couple of times trying to get past the bootloader (step 7). after a few reboots and attempts (i did nothing different as far as i can tell), it worked.

    rooting was no problem. as has been reported, it hung at "google" for a few minutes but then all went well.

    thanks guys!

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    ohh I C. what does it take to compile a recovery? root access and a DEV trick or two to pull the img from the device?
     
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    is there a wireless teathering app that works once rooted? from the google wiki?
     
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    I updated to 4.0.2 also and root worked. What OS do you have?
     
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    Just need to wait for the modified stock ROM and we can unroot/lock bootloader again in case of needing to return for warranty reasons.
     
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    Windows 7 64-bit, all my drivers are working properly, its an issue with the boot.img.

    I'm trying to just wait longer at the Google logo before battery pulling. I read somewhere else getting past the google logo took a few minutes with the unlocked boot.img
     
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    It took about 3 minutes to reboot after running root command for me.
     
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    No luck, going on 5 minutes now :/ gonna try the superboot method instead of manual I guess.
     
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