How to root Galaxy Nexus


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In this guide you will learn how to root Galaxy Nexus.

Before you begin, be warned that performing this process and rooting your device will void your WARRANTY.

Use at your own risk. This will not remove or delete anything from your phone. Using this root increases your flash counter and trips the KNOX warranty flag!


1) The first step is to download the appropriate version of CWM for your device.

If you have a GSM version, use this one. If you have a Verizon device, use this one, if you have a Sprint device, use this one.

2) Rename the file to cwm.img, and make sure it is in the same directory as your fastboot.exe file.

3) Download the latest version of Chainfire's SuperSU on your SD Card.

4) Restart your device in fastboot mode and connect USB to computer.

5) Open a command prompt in the directory mentioned above and type: fastboot boot cwm.img

6) Wait for the phone to boot.

7) Navigate the menus the CWM menu on your device and select "update zip from sdcard". Find the zip that you downloaded, and apply it.

8) Now simply reboot the device and enjoy your rooted Samsung Galaxy.

Credits: efrant