Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE – Step by Step Tutorial to Root & Install Custom Recovery Image

Sanjana December 19, 2011 0

You can now root your Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE and also install custom recovery image in it. Before proceeding you ought to have the basic knowledge about the exact ADB and Fast boot commands even though we will be providing the details here. Rooting the phone will void its warranty and you have to make sure that the Boot loader of Nexus S 4G LTE is unlocked.

root galaxy nexus

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The update procedure is only applicable to Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.

Pre-Requisites:

You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you 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:

Clock Work MOD RecoverySuper user fileROM Manager

Steps to Root Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

enable usb debugging


Download Clock Work MOD Recovery for Galaxy Nexus to your computer and keep the downloaded zip file in the SDK /Tools folder. Now download Super user file that is also the Rooting file and open command prompt in your computer then type in the command as shown below.

adb push su.zip /sdcard/

Step-2: Reboot the phone into bootloader mode by connecting your phone to computer via original USB Cable that you got at purchase time then type in the command shown below.

adb reboot bootloader

Step-3: After the boot menu completes loading up, flash the Recovery image as mentioned below

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

After the process is finished, choose “Recovery Mode” using Power button to enter into Recovery mode.

Step-4: Select the option of “Choose zip from SD Card” then choose “su.zip” file and install it. After the files are successfully applied in Recovery mode, select the option of “++++ Go Back++++” then choose “Reboot System Now” option to restart.

After the phone boots up, download and install “ROM Manager” application from the Must Have section. If you are interrupted during the firmware updation process, you will have to reapply the whole process again from the beginning. Thus by following the  simple steps mentioned above you can easily root your Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE and also install the custom recovery image.

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