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[TOOL] Root / Unlock - Unroot / Lock [Mac]

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    [TOOL] Root / Unlock - Unroot / Lock [Mac]

    I found the available root / adb guides for Mac users a little lacking. I zipped up a folder with all the necessary items you will need to root and unroot your Verizon CDMA Galaxy Nexus with your Mac! The zipped folder also contains two scripts I wrote and tested that will root, unlock the bootloader then install conventional or touch clockworkmod recovery. The other script will restore the Gnex to complete stock 4.0.2 or 4.0.4 without root and relock the bootloader.

    Warning: Just like unlocking the bootloader with any other method, this will delete all contents on your (virtual) SD Card!!!

    Verizon Devices Only!

    Back up your SD Card before using these scripts!

    Download - toro_root_4.0.2.zip
    Download - toro_unroot_4.0.2.zip

    Download - toro_root_4.0.4.zip
    Download - toro_unroot_4.0.4.zip

    Download - toro_root_4.1.1.zip
    Download - toro_unroot_4.1.1.zip

    Automagic Method:


    Download
    Unzip
    Double click the GNex icon
    Profit


    Manual Method:


    To unlock the bootloader:
    Turn on USB Debugging on the GNex (Settings>Developer Options>USB Debugging)
    Connect to the Mac with USB cable
    Open terminal (Applications>Utilities>Terminal)
    cd to the new folder you have downloaded and unzipped
    Code:
    ./adb reboot bootloader
    Wait for the device to boot into the bootloader (around five seconds)
    Code:
    ./fastboot oem unlock
    You will be prompted on the phone to select yes or no, after unlocking, press the power button to reboot.
    Your bootloader is unlocked, let the device boot, turn on USB Debugging again, connect USB cable

    To root:
    Code:
    ./adb push su.zip /sdcard/
    ./adb reboot bootloader
    Install clockwork:
    Regular clockwork:
    Code:
    ./fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img
    Touch clockwork:
    Code:
    ./fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.0.2-toro.img
    Use the volume button to highlight recovery mode, power to select it.
    Once inside clockwork, choose "install .zip from sd card" then "choose .zip"
    Then select the su.zip we pushed to the sd card earlier
    When it finishes, select go back, then reboot.
    Done!


    To unroot / lock the bootloader:
    (These instructions include the file names for the 4.0.2 files, substitute the 4.0.4 file names if that's what you are flashing)
    Turn on USB Debugging
    Open Terminal, enter these commands, pressing enter after each line, waiting for it to complete before moving on to the next command
    Code:
    ./adb reboot bootloader
    ./fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-toro-primekk15.img
    ./fastboot reboot-bootloader
    ./fastboot flash radio radio-toro-i515.ek02.img
    ./fastboot reboot-bootloader
    ./fastboot flash radio-cdma radio-cdma-toro-i515.ek05.img
    ./fastboot reboot-bootloader
    ./fastboot -w update image-mysid-icl53f.zip
    The device will now be stock but the bootloader is still unlocked.
    Let it boot up, turn USB Debugging on again.
    Open Terminal if you closed it
    Enter these commands, wait for the device to boot into the bootloader before entering the second command (5-7 seconds)
    Code:
    ./adb reboot bootloader
    ./fastboot oem lock
    Done deal, stock, unrooted, locked device.





    These scripts have not been tested on any Linux distro's yet, may or may not work.
    Last edited by 1KDS; 10-28-2012 at 04:30 PM.
    Dippa, cynkrzy, fnmetal and 6 others like this.

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    Great job my friend ..Mac users will be happy ...

    Sent from my flashaholic Nexus..
    thru Tapa2 beta4...
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    Great Work 1KDS!!!! It's great to have an option for mac & pc users!!!! Thank You
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    Storm>DX>Galaxy Nexus>N7!
    Sláinte!

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    Nicely done!!

    Tap'd on my GNex

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    Wow, this thread looks like crap from tapatalk, I promise it looks well organized from a browser.

    [mobile]

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    Thanks 1KDS, you have definitely made life easier for me.

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    My pleasure, hopefully this new .zip will make life easier for some folks.

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    Well done!

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    /Users/codyfred/Desktop/GN_Mac_tools/root.sh: line 18: ./adb: No such file or directory
    This is what I get when I run root.sh, any suggestions?

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    PM sent, possible slight error in the script

 

 

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