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Unlock bootloader and Root the Galazy Nexus

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by prey, Mar 8, 2012.

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    Ive seen a few threads about how to unlock the bootloader and then rooting the Nexus.

    Im not sure which one to follow.. Is there a specific one that contains the newest information? Or one that works vs one that seems to have more problems?
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    I would use Droid-Life's complete Galaxy Nexus guide, which I have linked below. If you follow directions carefully, most guides should work but the Droid-Life instructions will work perfectly as long as you take your time and follow instructions. Hope this helps.

    Complete Guide to the Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE [Verizon] – Droid Life
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    Just use Wug's Root Tool! :)

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    Haven't had any experience with that so I wouldn't know. I prefer terminal commands. Seems to be just as easy and you actually know exactly what each step accomplishes. Just my opinion.
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    will either of these methods allow me to get the 4.04 update when it comes out?

    if so, will I have to reunlock or reroot?


    As of right now.. I dont plan on doing a lot of rom flaashing like I did on my d1.. but there are several things that seem to want root access. like volume+, for changing 'in call' settings and maybe a feaure of avast security (which i just installed today and not even really sure if I need a security app)
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    Download wugs root tool program. Makes it simple. Does the work for you. Literally just click a few buttons. And after you can get the 4.0.4 zip and flash it.

    That's what I did. Although after I rooted and put 4.0.4 I needed to reroot with a different su.zip. if you need help pm me

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    is the 4.04 a leaked version?

    why hasnt google put it out yet?
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    Yes leaked but I'm using it with no problems...about 3 weeks now.

    And last I heard they were still working on radios... no one knows for sure though

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    You will not need to lock or reunlock.