1. chewiekw's Avatar
    Question,

    Can you unlock and root a galaxy nexus that is not currently active on a Verizon service plan? I am buying a nexus that a friend no longer needs and was going to practice rooting on it before i try it on my nexus. will this work as long as i can use the wifi?
    09-12-2012 03:56 PM
  2. 2defmouze's Avatar
    Yep

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    09-12-2012 04:27 PM
  3. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    You don't even boot the phone. Just go into the boot loader ( hold down both volume buttons while powering on), then plug into computer with fast boot and proper drivers. Open terminal or command prompt. navigate to directory where fast boot and adb (you actually need both) and type "fastboot oem unlock" and it will prompt your phone. All data will be wiped so it asks you for permission first.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    09-13-2012 10:04 AM

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