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How to root on 4.2.2
Friday 15th of February 2013
I have yet to see a posting on here on how to root the Nexus after the 4.2.2 update. I could be wrong so if there is one please notify me and I'll remove this posting I have found these steps from (full link you should have all the drivers so I wont post them. NOTE: Skip Steps 1, 2, 3 if you already have the files. Step 1 - Download from the Android Developers website and install with USB drivers. Step 2 - in your Nexus 7 tablet. Step 3 - Download Fastboot and extract it in the C:android-sdkplatform-tools directory. Create directory if not already there. (if you have the lastest version you should. See this ) Step 4 - and copy it to your sdcard (on the root of it. not in any folders) on your Nexus 7 tablet. Step 5 - Make sure you have backup your data as it will be removed. Then switch OFF your Nexus 7. Step 6 - Download and copy/paste it in the C:android-sdkplatform-toolss directory. Step 7 - Now go into Fastboot Mode on Nexus 7. How? Press Volume Down + Power keys for a few seconds till you see some text on the screen. This is Bootloader Mode. Step 8 - Navigate to C:andro
How to Root the Google Nexus 4 and Install ClockworkMod Recovery
Sunday 18th of November 2012
We may not have any ROM’s available for the Nexus 4 yet, but there’s no reason why you can’t get your device ready for flashing when they do show up. We’ve already gone through how to unlock your bootloader, now it’s time to show you how to root your Nexus 4 and install ClockwockMod recovery so you can start flashing ROMs, kernels, radios and more.*Important: Android Headlines is not responsible for any damage caused to your Nexus 4*Follow these instructions:Download the latest official ClockworkMod recovery from CWM website and rename it to recovery.imgEnable Android Debugging from Settings > Developer Options. (If you can’t find developer options, read this post)Connect the device to your computer via USB, and install the required drivers.Download the recovery flashable SuperSU package with Busybox and transfer it to your phone’s internal SD card.Reboot into fastboot/bootloader:Code:adb reboot bootloaderYou can also power off the phone and then use power + volume-down key combination to get into bootloader.Unlock the bootloader if y
how to root nexus 4 - Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets
Saturday 16th of November 2013
We already know that Nexus devices are easy to unlock and root, but the process is still a bit different each time. Thus, XDA member HQRaja posted a handy guide on exactly how to root the Nexus 4.There are two different ways of rooting the device - using either ADB with an insecure boot image, or directly through ClockworkMod Recovery. While both methods are posted in the source thread at XDA, the CWM method is undoubtedly easier and will probably feel more familiar to most. Ergo, we're going to focus on doing it that way.First off, this requires working fastboot and adb.
How to root the Nexus 4 E960
Tuesday 27th of November 2012
The Google Nexus 4 E960 is no doubt one of the greatest phones that offers a true Google experience. With Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as its OS, the Nexus 4 can definitely compete head to head with other phones in the market. The Android community certainly loves it and its already found ways to root the Nexus 4. With rooting, you can enjoy full control over your Nexus 4 and features such as better performance, more application choices, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth tethering.If you’re excited to take full control over your Nexus 4, keep reading for our step-by-step rooting guides below. You can choose between the ClockworkMod Recovery rooting procedure, or the ADB and Insecure Boot Image method.The guide shows you how to root the Nexus 4 E960.WarningThe instructions in this guide are intended for use with the LG Nexus 4, model number E960. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific
How to root the Nexus 4 E960 using CF-Auto-Root
Tuesday 15th of January 2013
I bet some of you lucky Nexus 4 owners out there are itching to install custom ROMs like AOKP, XYLON, Slim Bean, JellyTime, and CyanogenMod 10. But, before you can install your favorite custom ROM, you need to have your phone rooted first.If this is the first time to root your phone then proceed with caution. Making one wrong move may brick your phone. You may even lose your warranty. You don’t need to be a developer to root your phone successfully. XDA Developers member and root specialist Chainfire has just the fix for you.Say good-bye to all the complicated commands and scripts. With Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root your phone will be rooted in no time. CF-Auto-Root is a rooting tool for newbies that installs the SuperSU binary and APK to the phone. This in turn gives you access to third-party root-based apps. Using CF-Auto-Root is relatively easier and safer than other rooting procedures.This guide shows you how to root the Nexus 4 E960 using CF-Auto-Root.WarningThe instructions in this guide are intended for use with the LG Nexus 4, model number E960. Applying these instruct
[GUIDE] How To Root Nexus 4 On Mac OSX
Sunday 09th of December 2012
Guide for Mac: This guide will show you how to root your Nexus 4 on Mac OSX. Root will allow you to get full "admin" access to your phone. Get full control to access files that you wouldn't have been able when you were "unrooted". Also you will be able to use great apps like Titanium Backup and SetCPU. BACKUP your phone! This will do a factory reset on your phone! 1. Power off your phone. 2. Enter your phone into Bootloader Mode. Press the volume up, volume down, and power button all at the same time. When your phone vibrates let go of the power button, but keep holding onto the volume up and down button. 3. Plug in your phone via microUSB.4. Download and extract RootNexus4.zip using the link below. RootNexus4.zip | Tool by techfanatic9 for Nexus 45. Move the folder to your desktop. 6. Open Terminal and type: Quote:
How to Root Nexus 4
Wednesday 14th of November 2012
Specifically JOP40C 4.2 JB Check by Settings > About phoneThanks very much to IB Times UK I can't test this as I missed out on launch day and don't have the phone yet. Stay safe.Root Google Nexus 4 Running Android 4.2 Official Firmware [How to] - IBTimes UK
how to prepare Nexus 4 for selling?
Tuesday 01st of January 2013
i just sold my nexus 4 online and i need to ship it. i've unlocked the bootloader and rooted it and sold it like so. the buyer wanted it unlocked and rooted. i did a factory reset to clear my settings and files, however when i hooked up the nexus 4 via cable, i noticed that some folders from previous programs and data are still there. i deleted it manually but i'm not sure if there's anything else the factory reset did not get rid off. how do i remove all my previous settings and data for sure 100% while leaving the bootloader unlocked and the phone rooted? is factory reset enough? factory reset don't get rid off bootloader or root right? i noticed it did not but i just want to be sure thanks
How to update nexus 4 4.3 rooted.
Tuesday 03rd of September 2013
Hi ! I have rooted my Nexus 4 under 4.3 two weeks ago. Now i see i get the notification for an update for my 4.3 If I update i'll loose my root right ? and I'll have to reroot it all over again no ? (sry I'm pretty new to this) Should I update my Nexus or should I wait ? Is there a way to hide the notification of the update ? Thanks !
How to Root Moto X on Android 4.4 KitKat Firmware
Thursday 28th of November 2013
The Moto X is the first non Nexus handset that has received the official Android 4.4 firmware and while everyone is still surprised by this aspect, those of xda-developers (we should thanks them for this step by step guide) had already developed a suitable root method for the new KitKat software. Therefore, if you have updated your Moto X to Android 4.4 and now you are looking into a root solution for the same firmware, this tutorial will be more than helpful for you. The advantages of having a rooted smartphone are many, but we will talk about this and about lot more, during the lines from below.In order to learn how to root your Moto X that is running Android 4.4 KitKat OS you will have to use this method as for now this is the only root solution that has been successfully tested on the mentioned device. As you will see, the tutorial is quite complex, so you will have to be patience and more important careful on what you are applying on your handset. Since this guide is somehow recommended only for those who are used with these types of operations, you need to ensure that you are n