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  1. daveferraiuolo's Avatar
    i had the same problem . i just took the driver folder i downloaded and draged it to desktop and then added it in the device manager part manually
    04-08-2012 11:17 PM
  2. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    how come my hotspot still wants me to subscribe ?? i thought you get it free when you root the phone...
    You need a wifi tether app for root users. There's a few you can download from the Play Store:
    -Wifi Tether for Root Users
    -Barnacle Wifi Tether
    -OpenGarden Wifi Tether
    madgamemike likes this.
    04-09-2012 08:31 AM
  3. jsla7527's Avatar
    Sorry if this has been covered already, but i have an issue with superuser permissions. I followed these instructions to the letter, but when an app tries to ask for superuser permissions, nothing happens, and the app assumes it is getting denied. Suggestions?
    I have the same issue. I got app installed but it doesn't work. I even tried setting it to always grant permission, still no go. Tried this twice. Phone never rebooted itself off, I once rebooted it after about 20 minutes via adb, once by battery pull. I am on stock yakju 4.0.4.
    04-09-2012 10:59 PM
  4. finger11's Avatar
    I unlocked (didn't root) my Nexus on day 1 and want to start putting a ROM on... is it as easy as just running the root command "install-superboot-windows.bat" and rebooting since I'm already unlocked?
    04-30-2012 12:36 PM
  5. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    I unlocked (didn't root) my Nexus on day 1 and want to start putting a ROM on... is it as easy as just running the root command "install-superboot-windows.bat" and rebooting since I'm already unlocked?
    Yep.. should take a few minutes and you're all set.
    04-30-2012 12:45 PM
  6. finger11's Avatar
    Yep.. should take a few minutes and you're all set.
    It was stuck at the Google screen for 30min. tried unplugging, took the battery out, booted up and everything is fine with root.
    04-30-2012 09:11 PM
  7. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    It was stuck at the Google screen for 30min. tried unplugging, took the battery out, booted up and everything is fine with root.
    Cool.. yea sorry.. should have mentioned that if you get stuck on the Google screen.. after 5-10 minutes (nothing sooner) you can pull the battery.
    zero neck likes this.
    04-30-2012 09:20 PM
  8. KnocturnalPhx's Avatar
    So does this method flash a custom recovery image as well or do you have to go that after its rooted??
    05-02-2012 12:23 AM
  9. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    So does this method flash a custom recovery image as well or do you have to go that after its rooted??
    Nope.. recovery is done after this.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...axy-nexus.html
    05-02-2012 05:26 AM
  10. rickydubay's Avatar
    Was stuck at Google screen for +15 min, pulling USB cable and holding down power button didn't work. Did battery pull. Everything worked fine on first boot-up, lucky i guess since i unlocked the bootloader with the gnex toolkit 6.1. This method seems easier tho, big ups.
    05-06-2012 07:45 PM
  11. corn4ahead's Avatar
    Would you suggest using this method or the toolkit for rooting and unlocking the phone?
    05-11-2012 12:46 AM
  12. davey11's Avatar
    Would you suggest using this method or the toolkit for rooting and unlocking the phone?
    I would suggest this method. My suggestion is biased I guess as I've not used any of the toolkits out there, but doing it the manual way gives you insight in the process. And its always good to have the android sdk set up on your comp. Then you can use adb and fastboot in a pinch.

    It's not hard if you can follow directions. The biggest hassle you may run into is getting the drivers to install correctly.

    On the flipside, there are lots who swear by the toolkits and I surmise they get the job done.
    zero neck likes this.
    05-13-2012 01:54 PM
  13. Cowql8er's Avatar
    Thanks for all the work!!! It was so easy to unlock and root with you guide that i'm kicking myself for not doing it earlier. Now I just have to tackle the fear of flashing custom roms.
    05-23-2012 09:10 PM
  14. jwwws's Avatar
    I'm having issues installing the drivers using Win8. Any ideas other than finding a Win7 machine
    05-24-2012 09:58 PM
  15. madgamemike's Avatar
    S/O to Cyber Warrior Cyber. I was able to complete this on my 1st attempt EVER...by following the instructions. Thank You
    zero neck likes this.
    05-29-2012 01:28 PM
  16. j7469's Avatar
    I am about to attempt to root my VZW galaxy nexus but before I do I want to confirm this will work on the latest software update. Does anyone know if it is compatible?
    06-03-2012 06:37 PM
  17. zero neck's Avatar
    I am about to attempt to root my VZW galaxy nexus but before I do I want to confirm this will work on the latest software update. Does anyone know if it is compatible?
    Yes it should work. If you get stuck somewhere, post in here and we'll help you solve the hiccup.

    gl
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    06-03-2012 07:19 PM
  18. mrkriz's Avatar
    Is there anyway to know if I have rooted my phone?
    I honestly dont remember if i rooted it when i unlocked the bootloader. I dont think i did but the 4.0.4 update from verizon does not update properly. My phone asks to restart and update but when i let it, it shuts down and freezes with Google written on the screen with a little unlock icon at the bottom. This is the same screen that shows up when you turn your phone on. I have to pull the battery to boot the phone back up.
    When i unlocked the bootloader i used the andriod sdk method. Any ideas would be appreciated.
    06-05-2012 11:25 PM
  19. dmmarck's Avatar
    Is there anyway to know if I have rooted my phone?
    I honestly dont remember if i rooted it when i unlocked the bootloader. I dont think i did but the 4.0.4 update from verizon does not update properly. My phone asks to restart and update but when i let it, it shuts down and freezes with Google written on the screen with a little unlock icon at the bottom. This is the same screen that shows up when you turn your phone on. I have to pull the battery to boot the phone back up.
    When i unlocked the bootloader i used the andriod sdk method. Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Do you have a superuser app? Can you grant superuser permissions?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    06-05-2012 11:44 PM
  20. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Is there anyway to know if I have rooted my phone?
    I honestly dont remember if i rooted it when i unlocked the bootloader. I dont think i did but the 4.0.4 update from verizon does not update properly. My phone asks to restart and update but when i let it, it shuts down and freezes with Google written on the screen with a little unlock icon at the bottom. This is the same screen that shows up when you turn your phone on. I have to pull the battery to boot the phone back up.
    When i unlocked the bootloader i used the andriod sdk method. Any ideas would be appreciated.
    Besides having a superuser app like dmmarck mentioned or downloading an app that requires root/superuser permissions....

    You can download the android terminal emulator... open the app and if the command line starts with a "$" then you're rooted. If it starts with a "#" then you're not rooted.
    06-06-2012 06:04 AM
  21. mrkriz's Avatar
    Besides having a superuser app like dmmarck mentioned or downloading an app that requires root/superuser permissions....

    You can download the android terminal emulator... open the app and if the command line starts with a "$" then you're rooted. If it starts with a "#" then you're not rooted.
    Simple enough...it appears that I did root it back in December when I got it. Certainly explains why the 4.0.4 update doesn't complete. Thanks for the quick and simple answers.
    Now to read up on how to unroot it. I dont suspect there is an app for that.
    06-06-2012 06:25 AM
  22. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Simple enough...it appears that I did root it back in December when I got it. Certainly explains why the 4.0.4 update doesn't complete. Thanks for the quick and simple answers.
    Now to read up on how to unroot it. I dont suspect there is an app for that.
    If you want to use Wugs Toolkit... probably the most easiest way. It unroots the phone and puts back the stock recovery so you can accept the OTA.. then just reroot the phone again with the same toolkit.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...-6-5-12-a.html

    Theres also this: [ICS][4.0.4][4/2] Official IMM76K Update Thread for the VZW GNex
    dmmarck likes this.
    06-06-2012 06:48 AM
  23. gary keels's Avatar
    Now that I'm rooted least see what ROMs I can get into.
    06-08-2012 10:39 AM
  24. Keekers11's Avatar
    where do I find the latest driver?
    06-08-2012 09:55 PM
  25. NS-Striker's Avatar
    Worked flawlessly. Thank you very much.
    06-10-2012 10:39 PM
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