1. UserFkh's Avatar
    Hello Nexus 4 users,
    Today I'm gonna show you how to root your phone PURELY (means root with unlocked bootloader, install cyanogenmod and install SuperSu)
    Ok, to do so, you should know basics of rooting. Back up phone data if u want.
    Follow the steps below to root your phone PURELY

    Step 1: Unroot your phone if you have done any 1 touch root.

    Step 2: Download the files below to continue with the procedure. (Note: Save all files in same folder)
    File links:
    Download Android Studio and SDK Tools | Android Developers

    Techerrata Downloads - Downloading openrecovery-twrp-


    http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip (Download both files for MAKO means Nexus )

    Step 2: Open Android SDK in command prompt and type. On the other side put your phone in recovery mode by pressing power button, volume up and down buttons at same time. After your phone goes to a screen with text written on black background, connect phone to pc.

    Step 2: In Android SDK, type
    Fastboot oem unlock. You will get a message on your phone "unlock bootloader?" Select yes
    Then type fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-
    After typing this, press volume down button on your phone till Recovery Option comes in the above bar and then press power button.
    Then a screen will appear with Teamwiz written and then your phone will go to a screen with different buttons. Then type on your PC, UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.10.zip, then you will get message on Phone that says SuperSu installed and there will be a button saying reboot system, tap that button and phone will boot up normally with a message Android is upgrading and then check your phone app drawer and you will see an app SuperSu

    Step 3: Now go to recovery mode again and select recovery in the above bar and then tap on wipe and Clear Cache, Clear dalvik Cache, clear data. And then tap install and there locate the downloaded file Gapps. Then click on install and then back and install the second file of Gapps and install that and now select reboot.
    Your phone will take some amount of time and will boot up differently with cynogenmods screen.

    Your Phone is now PURELY Rooted, you can go to about phone options in settings and check Cyanogen OS Version and download root checker and verify.

    In this method, there are 0% chances of Brick.

    Your phone may get BRICKED if you don't do exactly what the above method says.
    Thank You!!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Crashdamage likes this.
    03-24-2016 12:36 PM
  2. Crashdamage's Avatar
    Install ASOP Marshmallow 6.0 w/Gapps and Play, SuperSU, TWRP. No friggin'' Kingroot, can easily be done with Linux or Wiñ PC. Rock solid, everything works perfectly. Great for a daily driver. Don't forget to install a firewall!

    03-29-2016 03:01 AM

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