Sunday, April 29, 2012

How To Root Galaxy Nexus On ICS - Complete Guide To Root Galaxy Nexus

How To Root Galaxy Nexus On ICS Using CF-Root - Complete Guide


Chainfire announced the release of new CF-Root that can root galaxy nexus on Android ice cream sandwich 4.0.2. The root guide comes from XDA forums, a dedicated forum that provides guides and tutorials on rooting and unrooting android devices.

This rooted kernel is for the "rooting beginners" and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root takes the kernel from an original firmware, and just adds root and busybox. - XDA

Lets Begin

Step 1 : Download and install free application ROM manager from Google Play

Step 2 : Launch ROM manager and tap on flash clockworkmod recovery.

Step 3 : Confirm your phone model and the ClockworkMod recovery should be flashed on your galaxy nexus. 

Step 4 : Your phone will restart after downloading ClockWorkMod and flashing it.

Step 5 : Download the required kernel for your Galaxy Nexus. Check your kernel version by going to Settings => About Phone=> Build Number
Once download is complete, extract the files and place them on your desktop for convenience.

Step 6 : Download ODIN 1.85 

Step 7 : Launch ODIN and in the PDA, select the kernel file that you have downloaded in Step 5. DO NOT CHANGE any other options in ODIN.

Step 8 : Switch off your phone and follow the instructions carefully to enter your phone into download mode. Press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons to boot into download mode.

Download Mode
Step 9 : Once you are in download mode, connect your Galaxy Nexus to the computer.

Step 10 : Make sure that 're-partition' option is not checked in ODIN.

Step 11 : Click on Start in ODIN to begin the root process. Once done, your galaxy nexus should restart and in root mode. You'll now have super user access to your Galaxy Nexus.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section.


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