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Unlocking the bootloader

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    Unlocking the bootloader

    So, I just want to unlock my Galaxy Nexus (not root it or anything, for now). I'm one small step above a noob, so I've been very confused about how to set up the Android SDK on my computer (then I can tackle the unlocking part which seems like it will be relatively easy once I get the Android SDK installed).

    I have found several sets of instructions and they're all different in various ways. I've tried the process by combining parts of each set of instructions to make sure I'm doing it right, but I'm really not sure if I am and I'm extremely wary of doing something to harm this beautiful phone (especially after all I've been through in waiting for it to come out!).

    Here's the ones I've been looking at:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-nexus/136580-how-oem-unlock-galaxy-nexus.html]
    Howto: Install the Android SDK - CyanogenMod Wiki

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzGOKSSu10U

    And there's also this one that tell how to unlock the bootloader in a different way:
    [HOW TO] Unlock Bootloader & Root GSM Nexus - xda-developers

    Any guidance would be much appreciated!
    Last edited by scott62185; 12-16-2011 at 07:50 AM.

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    I used this method in past and it always served me well. This is for windows. Follow to the T don't mix n match. This is not for the nex but you asked about sdk though, n this will get sdk and adb, this will be what you need to lock/unlock root/unroot. Hope this helps

    http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/moto...platforms.html

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    Great, I'll check that out.

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    No prob. Just remember its for moto so ifit says dwnld drivers they will b moto not sammy.

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    There's 2 sets of instructions on that page-"Easy ADB Install" and "Installing SDK and ADB for Development." Do you know which one I should do if I just needed to unlock the bootloader?

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    Do the first set then the second.this will get you adb and sdk set up. Thats whatyou want. The only thing i wouldnt mess with, worry about is the very bottom. Its setting up pc so youbdont have to go set up adb each time, but it really only takes a second. Once you haveitset up and use it one or twice youl find it very easy.

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    I used this link. It worked well. My only hiccup was when you had to tell it where the driver was, i was confused on that one but figured it out! My Nexus is now Unlocked!!!

    Video: How to Unlock the Bootloader on the Galaxy Nexus [Verizon] – Droid Life

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    Glad you got it figured out! So how you liking that nex, thus far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shizumie View Post
    Glad you got it figured out! So how you liking that nex, thus far?

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    I like it!!! Biggest thing is the thing is super fast!!! still getting used to the interface and all the new ICS stuff. "Contacts" is a bit different. The lower buttons i'm getting used too... It's a very nice device though!! once i re-program my finger movements to where everything is it'll be great!! and NO LED isn't showing when i have a google talk message... not sure why, every other message works.

 

 

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