Galaxy Nexus GSM – Steps to Root on Android 4.0.2 Firmware

Sanjana December 22, 2011 0

As the saying goes “All best things are reserved for the last”. People having already updated their Galaxy Nexus GSM smartphone to ICS Android 4.0.2 firmware and waiting eagerly to root their smartphone after updation, have been finally rewarded for their patience. Yes you can now root your Galaxy Nexus GSM smartphone on ICS Android 4.0.2 firmware.

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The benefits of this particular rooting procedure are that it is completely safe and works smoothly on this firmware version. Here we will be rooting the device via CF Root Method. You just have to make sure that your phone is on Android 4.0.2 firmware of build ICLF53F as it won’t work on any other build. Check the current firmware you are running on from the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will discover the Android OS version as Android 4.0.2 firmware with ICL53F build. Now you can proceed to the list of pre-requisites required to back up all the important data.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. This rooting procedure is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy Nexus GSM Version phones so do not try it in any other devices as it may not be reversible and harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Galaxy Nexus Rooting Package

Steps to Root Galaxy Nexus GSM Version:

Step-1: Download Galaxy Nexus Rooting Package from the Must Have section to your computer. Unzip it and place it on the desktop for easy accessibility. During the extraction process if prompted to enter a password give the password as

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Step-2: Open Odin .exe from the extracted files and be sure to leave the “Re-Partition” unticked and other settings unchanged. Power Off your phone to enter your device into Download mode by pressing the Volume Down Key + (OK)Center button and holding both press Power button simultaneously.

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Step-3: Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened. Now the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step. It may take 3-4mins for the ID:COM block to install all the drivers hence wait till the process completes. Dont proceed to the next step if the ID:COM block doesn’t turn yellow.

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Step-4: Click on PDA tab and select the file named as “CF-Root-GSM-AAD-v5.1″ from the extracted files. Now click on Start in Odin to begin the firmware updation process and your device will reboot indicating that rooting has been successfully accomplished.

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Thus by following the above simple steps you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy Nexus GSM Version on ICS Android 4.0.2 firmware.

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