[How To] Unlock Bootloader & Root Galaxy Nexus

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

  1. Phoenix86

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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.

     
  6. Phoenix86

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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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    I'm stuck on "waiting for device" as well... uninstalling / reinstalling drivers to try that.

    Is re-locking this thing as simple as "fastboot-windows oem lock" - anybody know?
     
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    The phone had been out only a few hours and its already been hacked up... Now... My question, has anyone successfully bricked? ;) I usually wait on a recovery before playing! ;)

    This wants to be sent from my Samsung Galaxy Nexus
     
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    Jnt and phoenix did you guys install the drivers listed in the op?
     
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    yeah - couldn't do pdanet without the general samsung usb drivers, but yeah
     
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    Me haz da rootz.

    Thanks for the great thread :)
     
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    Yep, I installed the drivers too. I even made sure the ADP was installed in the device manager. That's why I'm confused/frustrated! :p
     
    #96 Phoenix86, Dec 15, 2011
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