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    Default Re: How to unlock the bootloader on the Nexus 4

    Thank you Digitalslacker!

    Just to clarify it further for myself - None of my data will be lost? The device wont become locked again? I can just root it the same way I did to begin with and everything will be back to normal except with the latest update?

    Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saiga View Post
    Thank you Digitalslacker!

    Just to clarify it further for myself - None of my data will be lost? The device wont become locked again? I can just root it the same way I did to begin with and everything will be back to normal except with the latest update?

    Thanks again
    Correct to everything you said

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    Yeah just reroot... If you follow the exact steps from the first time you might relock the device again and then you will lose stuff. Unlocking is what wipes the device but unless you specifically relock or do an image restore it won't relock on an ota.


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    Thanks for the clarification guys!

    Now I'm even more excited to get the Nexus 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saiga View Post
    Thanks for the clarification guys!

    Now I'm even more excited to get the Nexus 4.
    i would have been too if i could have ordered one :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalslacker View Post
    i would have been too if i could have ordered one :/
    Got my order in by some crazy miracle a little after noon

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    Anybody else notice

    secure boot - enabled

    Sounds a little suspicious...


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    Quote Originally Posted by trter10-2 View Post
    Anybody else notice

    secure boot - enabled

    Sounds a little suspicious...
    Afaik that is probably a reference to the kernel (aka, boot.img), so I believe it's irrelevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2defmouze View Post
    Got my order in by some crazy miracle a little after noon

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    That's because you're an advisor and obviously have an advantage!

    yea...i troll sometimes...deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalslacker View Post
    That's because you're an advisor and obviously have an advantage!

    yea...i troll sometimes...deal
    Oh snap.. might have to get some mods over here and break out.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2defmouze View Post
    Oh snap.. might have to get some mods over here and break out.......
    http://www.operationsports.com/forum...pictureid=3099

    lol I really can't talk cuz i won the GNex give away last year
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2defmouze View Post
    Afaik that is probably a reference to the kernel (aka, boot.img), so I believe it's irrelevant.
    Probably to block root without
    Unlocking the bootloader

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    Sorry if I've missed it, but new to Android ... I can see from the thread how to unlock the bootloader, but how do you root the phone?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_hri_s View Post
    Sorry if I've missed it, but new to Android ... I can see from the thread how to unlock the bootloader, but how do you root the phone?

    Thanks.
    I'll be publishing a guide on that within a day or so. So far we don't even have a custom recovery so sit tight and keep your eyes on this section

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    Default Re: How to unlock the bootloader on the Nexus 4

    Quote Originally Posted by 2defmouze View Post
    I'll be publishing a guide on that within a day or so. So far we don't even have a custom recovery so sit tight and keep your eyes on this section

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    I'll keep my eye on the forum until the complete guide is ready. Hope it will before my Nexus 4 arrives because root is the first thing I'll do right out of the box.
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    Default Re: How to unlock the bootloader on the Nexus 4

    Quote Originally Posted by djmobil2 View Post
    I'll keep my eye on the forum until the complete guide is ready. Hope it will before my Nexus 4 arrives because root is the first thing I'll do right out of the box.
    Unlocking the bootloader is the best thing to do right out of the box, since it will wipe everything, so it's better to do it before you set up anything on the phone. Once you do that you can root at any time fairly easily without wiping anything

    So bearing that in mind.. maybe I'll push the guide out here later today so people can get a handle on the unlock part even though we still need a custom recovery to root it (which I'm sure we'll have very, very soon)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2defmouze View Post

    So bearing that in mind.. maybe I'll push the guide out here later today so people can get a handle on the unlock part even though we still need a custom recovery to root it (which I'm sure we'll have very, very soon)..
    I would love it if you are able to do this. I have the unlocking part under control and adb is all ready to go. I'm looking forward to reading your guide and getting a grasp on the rooting process. My goal is to have root within 30 minutes of getting the box inside my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saiga View Post
    I would love it if you are able to do this. I have the unlocking part under control and adb is all ready to go. I'm looking forward to reading your guide and getting a grasp on the rooting process. My goal is to have root within 30 minutes of getting the box inside my house
    It will be the same as any Nexus.. Just fastboot a custom recovery and flash the SU.zip. I have the zip we'll be using available here if anyone wants to grab it now: http://db.tt/YayiWY5F



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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalslacker View Post
    Yeah just reroot... If you follow the exact steps from the first time you might relock the device again and then you will lose stuff. Unlocking is what wipes the device but unless you specifically relock or do an image restore it won't relock on an ota.


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    Quick question but will OTA Rootkeeper app work with the Nexus 4? I used it on my Nexus 7 and after updating to 4.2 I was able to re-enable root access by running the app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzanette View Post
    Quick question but will OTA Rootkeeper app work with the Nexus 4? I used it on my Nexus 7 and after updating to 4.2 I was able to re-enable root access by running the app.
    It should

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    Got tied up last night guys.. I'll push the guide out here this evening and update it for rooting as soon as we get a solid recovery to use (hint: I'm instructing people to use TWRP, not CWM )


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2defmouze View Post
    Unlocking the bootloader is the best thing to do right out of the box, since it will wipe everything, so it's better to do it before you set up anything on the phone. Once you do that you can root at any time fairly easily without wiping anything

    So bearing that in mind.. maybe I'll push the guide out here later today so people can get a handle on the unlock part even though we still need a custom recovery to root it (which I'm sure we'll have very, very soon)..
    I received my new Nexus 4 on Monday 19 and as said before...first thing right out of the box was to unlock the bootloader and root. After looking around for the best way to do this I found a very easy to use tool that made everything fast and easy. It's called Nexus 4 Toolkit v1.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by djmobil2 View Post
    I received my new Nexus 4 on Monday 19 and as said before...first thing right out of the box was to unlock the bootloader and root. After looking around for the best way to do this I found a very easy to use tool that made everything fast and easy. It's called Nexus 4 Toolkit v1.1
    Just used that Toolkit done it under 10mins. now whats next......
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