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    Default Root Fail using Nexus 4 Toolkit

    N4 running 4.2.1
    Nexus 4 Toolkit version 1.3.01
    Windows 8

    I was able to unlock the bootloader using the Toolkit.

    When I try to Root using Toolkit option "Root Device + Install Busybox" [Fastboot Mode] the Toolkit tells me "Waiting on Device" forever. It does nothing. Yes...I have the N4 in Fastboot mode and it is plugged in to the pc.

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

    Joey
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    Default Re: Root Fail using Nexus 4 Toolkit

    Can you download busy box from the market and try install that way if that works it will confirm a successfull unlock and confirm device is ready to be rooted?

    I do believe reading windows 8 had device signature problems

    Either use a different OS or try the fix
    [GUIDE] Nexus 4 - Unlock & Root
    [GUIDE] Nexus 4 - Unlock & Root

    I followed those instructions and I unlocked and rooted fine
    Using windows 7

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Root Fail using Nexus 4 Toolkit

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser Carter View Post
    Can you download busy box from the market and try install that way if that works it will confirm a successfull unlock and confirm device is ready to be rooted?

    I do believe reading windows 8 had device signature problems

    Either use a different OS or try the fix
    [GUIDE] Nexus 4 - Unlock & Root
    [GUIDE] Nexus 4 - Unlock & Root

    I followed those instructions and I unlocked and rooted fine
    Using windows 7

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Yes, I downloaded and installed Busybox from the Play Store.

    Upon opening Busybox I get the message "There was a problem opening a shell with root access. This is either being by Super user/supersu or by a device that is improperly rooted."
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    Default Re: Root Fail using Nexus 4 Toolkit

    I think the latest version of the toolkit is 1.6.1. Which added support for the Nexus 4.

    Nexus Root Toolkit v1.6.1 | WugFresh I've used that on Windows 8 to unlock a N7 and a Gnex many times.
    Nexus 4 / Nexus 7 / Transformer Prime
    @digitalslacker
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    Default Re: Root Fail using Nexus 4 Toolkit

    It must've been a Windows 8 thing. I was able to do it on my Win 7 machine. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Root Fail using Nexus 4 Toolkit

    Yes, there is driver signature problems with windows 8.

    Glad you got it to work!
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    Default Re: Root Fail using Nexus 4 Toolkit

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser Carter View Post
    Yes, there is driver signature problems with windows 8.

    Glad you got it to work!
    Never had a driver problem on windows 8. Been using the preview for months and did a clean wipe when the msdn version was released. But who knows, windows isn't known for being driver friendly.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    Nexus 4 / Nexus 7 / Transformer Prime
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