You can now easily root your Nexus with SuperBoot as soon as you have installed SU and Superuser app. With this file, you no longer need the ADB program. Also, it will save you the hassle of modifying files in your phone.
Just follow the instructions below on how to root your device easily.
NOTE: You should have an unlocked bootloader. Be reminded that once you had your bootloader unlocked, everything in your Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be erased.
1. First download this file Superboot r2
2. Extract the zip file to a new folder via winzip/winrar.
3. Put your Phone into Bootloader mode by turning it off and turning it back on by holding the volume up + volume down + power on.
4. You should see this on your screen:
5. If you’re using Windows computer, go to the extracted file and double click ‘install-superboot-windows.bat’
For Mac users, open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh’ followed by ‘./install-superboot-mac.sh’
For Linux users, open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh’ followed by ‘./install-superboot-linux.sh’
6. Your phone is now successfully rooted.
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stupid question, but for what reason is this rooting? 3rd party apps? other firmware with new features?
To get rid of Carrier IQ – a spy program that allows telcos to hack your phone and personal information – creepy, isn’t it?
The Galaxy Nexus doesn’t come with Carrier IQ btw
odd this is not working – I forced the driver to install and in fastboot mode the device is recognized by win7x64. I run the superboot r2 exe and the phone displays FASTBOOT status FAILBOOTLOADER LOCKED
all kinds of stuff. free wifi hotspot for one
yea free wifi hotspot alone is enough reason to root your device. otherwise, it takes the customization of Android to the next level.
I received my Nexus two days ago. No need to root it in order to get WiFi hotspot, it’s builtin.
well I hope that holds true for the LTE version. I know its supposed to be stock but I just don’t trust Verizon not to tinker with it until I see it.
Will the phone still receive OTA updates if its rooted?
What exactly is the advantage of a unlocked bootloader and rooted phone?
Interesting, I might need this considering the recent news I read saying your Galaxy Nexus needs to be rooted to apply the volume bug fix recently released at mysamsunggalaxynexus.com
Windows 7 doesn’t install the drivers for it. Device manager just says “Android 1.0″ in other devices. Where can I find the driver for it?
Where can I download the Superboot r2? I cannot download it from FileSonic… :(