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[HOW TO] Root the VZW Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE, Flash a Custom Recovery and Make a Backup

This is a discussion on [HOW TO] Root the VZW Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE, Flash a Custom Recovery and Make a Backup within the Galaxy Nexus Hacking Guides forums, part of the Galaxy Nexus Development category; Originally Posted by Bricktop (using windows 7 64bit) after i reboot the bootloader and type in "fastboot oem unlock," nothing happens. command prompt reads: "waiting ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bricktop View Post
    (using windows 7 64bit)

    after i reboot the bootloader and type in "fastboot oem unlock," nothing happens.
    command prompt reads: "waiting for device"

    what am i doing wrong ?

    samsung driver is installed and sdk is setup properly.
    you have "USB Debugging" enabled, right?

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    go ahead and blast me..... but I gotta ask..... why root?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EzMrcz View Post
    go ahead and blast me..... but I gotta ask..... why root?
    What is Rooting on Android? The Advantages and Disadvantages
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    Quote Originally Posted by EzMrcz View Post
    go ahead and blast me..... but I gotta ask..... why root?
    Welcome to the forum!! FYI, we don't blast anyone for asking questions. We're not like ... some other sites you might be familiar with.

    Tap'd from my GNex

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    What he said

    Tapped via Galaxy Nexus LTE..
    -Stephen
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    +2.....






    Before you flash anything can you get back to stock? How to get back to stock using Odin



    Have you backed up your files and pictures? I see too many desperate cries for help recovering deleted priceless pictures with no solution.

    Need to hard reset? How to Hard Reset-Factory Data Reset.

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    So the first thing I did when I got the phone was unlock the bootloader (in anticipation of rooting at a later date). Other than that I've been running stock. I decided I am ready to root now. There is only one thing holding me back now, and that is all of my data. I know once rooted I can use TiBU to backup and restore everything between ROM flashes, but as I am not rooted I do not currently have a way to back up everything. Will the rooting process described in this thread erase everything from my phone?

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    Rooting should not erase any data. Unlocking bootloader and data resets will make you lose everything.






    Before you flash anything can you get back to stock? How to get back to stock using Odin



    Have you backed up your files and pictures? I see too many desperate cries for help recovering deleted priceless pictures with no solution.

    Need to hard reset? How to Hard Reset-Factory Data Reset.

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    Thank you for the quick response. I should have a rooted GNex within the next 5 minutes

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    Good deal. Then you can get Titanium Backup and you should always have backup!!!






    Before you flash anything can you get back to stock? How to get back to stock using Odin



    Have you backed up your files and pictures? I see too many desperate cries for help recovering deleted priceless pictures with no solution.

    Need to hard reset? How to Hard Reset-Factory Data Reset.

 

 
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