[How To] Unlock Bootloader & Root Galaxy Nexus

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    I imagine you would replace "unlock" with "lock" in step 7
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    Instructions worked perfect on my Verizon Nexus. Updated to latest os 4.0.2 then used the phone for an hour or so. Followed instructions to the T and it worked. It really does take about 4-5 minutes to boot after the root so just WAIT and be patient! I also want to make sure people remember to make sure your battery is not low before you start! Always have a decent amount of battery before doing these things. Also it wipes your phone! So dont do to much setup/config before you root/unlock it or your wasting your time!
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    anyone try to root from a Mac yet?
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    This was the key for me after installing the new samsung drivers (which for some reason took about an hour on my computer) once I rebooted into the bootloader my computer was no longer recognizing the device. I had to go into the device manager and find the driver from the list of samsung drivers as described above. After that I just followed the instructions and was done it about 4 minutes! Thanks to OP an Natolx!

    Edit: I had updated to 4.0.2 BEFORE doing all this and everything worked fine.
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    I updated mine right out the box and no problems with it.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DroidForums
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    others are reporting flashing the boot.img on 4.0.2 with issues... fwiw

    is there any way to root this thing without touching the bootloader? There's so much info flying around the various forums I can't seem to find this... if it's already been answered. :blink:
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    If you follow the instructions exactly on page one with a verizon galaxy nexus, it works. In less then 5 minutes.
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    Anybody have a different download link for the Superboot file? It's blocked at work, won't let me download :(
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    I am currently stuck on unlocking the bootloader. I installed the necessary drivers and programs, but I think my computer is not recognizing my device. When I run the "fastboot devices" command (in the right directory), it just spits back another command prompt. :(
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    Your supposed to type
    fastboot-windows oem unlock

    At which point your phone will pop up a bootloader screen.
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    Before I get to that point, I need my computer to recognize the device first. That is the problem. :\

    If I type "fastboot oem unlock" it just hangs at "Waiting for device"
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