Galaxy Nexus has not even seen its worldwide release and it has already been rooted by folks over at MoDaCo. The Galaxy Nexus running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich can now be easily Rooted using Superboot tool made devs at MoDaCo.
The entire booting process is also extremely simple. There is no need to tweak ADB, create any partition or tweak any system file manually. The tool also retains all factory settings and installs the SuperUser.app on your Galaxy Nexus. The Tool does all of that for itself.
How To Root Galaxy Nexus On Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich :
Step 1 : Download the Superboot Tool from the original thread posted at MoDaCo.
Step 2 : Extract the .zip file you have downloaded.
Step 3 : Now all you have to do is switch off your Galaxy Nexus and switch it On and keep holding the Volume up + Volume Down button. You will now boot in to the bootloader mode. Once you are into the bootloader mode you will get a screen like this :
From now on there are different steps for users using different OS on their PC. Just follow the instructions for your OS.
Step 4 :
For Windows :
Just connect your device to PC using the U.S.B cable and double click on install-superboot-windows.bat. That’s it, the tool will do the rest of the trick for you.
For Mac Users :
For Mac users you will have to launch Terminal and from the required destination type the following command
chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh
For Linux Users :
Launch the terminal and from the destination folder where you have stored the downloaded files just type the instruction :
chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh
Now to install all Apps and Tweaks which are otherwise not allowed by Google you need to unlock your bootloader. If you are using a retail version of the device just type the following command to get your device bootloader unlocked
./fastboot-windows oem unlock
Once you have completed all the above steps you have successfully Rooted your Galaxy Nexus running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If you have any query please comment below.
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