Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a Touchscreen Android smartphone that comes with a 4.65-inch screen (720 x 1280 pixels), and it runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Operating system. The battery of Galaxy Nexus device is Li-Ion 1750 mAh, and the device uses 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor. It has a high-definition (1280×720) Super Amoled display with a Dragontail curved glass surface. The device has a 5 MP primary Camera and 1.3 MP Secondary Camera with maximum resolutions of 2592×1944 pixels with LED flash, Check quality and autofocus capacity.
If you have this device and need to root your device for installing Android rooted apps or to install custom ROM firmware’s, then you are in the right place. Here I have given a full working tutorial to root your Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone. This tutorial will help you to root your Samsung device easily.
WARNING: Rooting your Galaxy Nexus device would void the warranty of it. So after rooting, you won’t be able to claim it. Also there is a chance that your device might get bricked while carrying out this procedure. So, if anything happens by following the steps given below, don’t held me responsible. You should go on with this tutorial at your own risk.
Prerequisites To Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus:
- The first step you have to do before the rooting process is to take the back-up of all files, and personal data in your android device. Sometimes, rooting process might wipe out your personal data. So, having backups will help you to restore your stuff later.
- Ensure that the battery level of your device is at-least 50% or more, before getting started with the rooting procedure.
- Download and install Samsung USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Nexus so that you can connect your Android device with the computer. Then, enable USB debugging mode on your Nexus.
- To enable USB debugging mode follow this path: Settings -> Developer options -> tick the box next to USB Debugging mode to enable it.
After finishing these prerequisites, you can move on with the main rooting procedure that has been given below. Remember that the following tutorial is to root Samsung Galaxy Nexus using Odin on Windows Computer.
Tutorial To Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android Phone:
- To begin, switch off your device and then enter into the Fastboot Mode. To do that, press and hold the Volume Down, Volume Up and Power Button at the same time.
- Next, you have to download and extract Galaxy Nexus ToolKit 10.1 on your computer. Once done, run the file and you will see a command window. Now, connect your smartphone to the computer in the FastBoot Mode.
- Once done, choose “Yes” when it asks to check for Update. Now, choose your Android version from the list, enter the Appropriate number in the command window and press Enter.
- Now, you will see the system options. Enter Number 4 in the command window and press Enter for rooting. Once done, you will see the rooting options. Enter number 2 and press Enter for installing busybox and rooting your device. Now, you will see SuperUser and SuperSU options. Select SuperSU and press Enter to start the rooting procedure that will take approximately few minutes. Also, during the rooting procedure, your device will reboot several times. So, don’t panic.
- That’s it. Now your Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone has been successfully rooted. If you want to confirm your device is rooted or not, then open your device App’s menu and look for the new application called “SuperSU.” If it shows up, your Samsung Galaxy Nexus device is successfully rooted. Alternatively, you can use the “Root Checker” app to confirm the rooting privileges of your device.
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