How to Unlock and Root Verizon Galaxy Nexus (Easy Way)

One of the nice things about the Galaxy Nexus is the ability to unlock the bootloader and install custom ROMs and modifications.

I already showed you how to unlock Galaxy Nexus, but I found a much easier method to unlock and root Galaxy Nexus on Verizon.

This guide will show you how to unlock and root Galaxy Nexus on a Windows PC or Mac and will require significantly less time and effort.

Before you unlock and break your Galaxy Nexus, know that this voids your warranty and there is a chance your phone might break. In such a case, we are not responsible.

What do you need

  1. Verizon Galaxy Port
  2. Super Boot
  3. samsung driver
  4. Additional USB Drivers
  5. A backup of your files

This action will erase everything on your phone. Before unlocking your phone, be sure to back up your photos and files to your computer. If you are using a Mac, you will need this guide to connect Galaxy Nexus to Mac.

How to Unlock and Root Galaxy Nexus

Before we start, turn on USB Debugging on your Galaxy Nexus by going to.

1. Open Superboot.

2. Open the folder and press Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C.

3. Go to Your , and create a folder named .

4. in this new folder.

5. While in your root folder. To choose .

on MAC

— Open terminal.

— Type cd C:/ and press enter.

— Type cd root.

Open command window here

6. Turn off your phone.

7. Plug it into your computer.

Unlock Galaxy Nexus Verizon Easy Way

8. until you enter bootloader mode. You will see a screen shown above.

9. If the drivers do not install correctly, you will need to open them on your computer and select the Samsung USB drivers.

– Desktop is a good place if you downloaded it somewhere you can find it.

– Click Start and select Control Panel.

– Click on System and Security

– Select Device Manager

Once in Device Manager, look for an entry that says Android 1.0 with a yellow exclamation point next to it.

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– Double click to open.

– Click Update Driver.

update driver

– To choose .

Go to –.

– This should load the file and allow your computer to connect to your Galaxy Nexus.

10. Go back to the Command Prompt you opened earlier.

Type 11. and press Enter.

On Mac – ./fastboot-mac oem ​​unlock in terminal

Unlock Galaxy Nexus on Verizon

12. When your phone asks if you want to use it to select and.

13. You will be returned to the bootloader screen, but you should see your phone unlocked at the bottom of your screen.

14. Open your root folder on your computer and double-click the install-superboot-windows.bat file.

root Galaxy Nexus

15. Your phone should be rooted and go to the Black Google Screen shown below.

Root Google Display Galaxy Nexus

16. Your phone . Do not pull the battery until at least fifteen minutes have passed or you may break your phone. I had to wait 15 minutes and pull the battery for this to work.

If your phone hangs at boot by flashing in the Google startup color sequence, don’t pull the battery. Wait for 10 – 15 minutes and try to turn off the phone by pressing and holding the power button. If all else fails, you can try removing the battery, but only after waiting for 10 to 15 minutes.

You are now unlocked and rooted. If you want to know what to do next, I suggest you check out Chris’ Custom Galaxy Nexus setup.

Thanks to Cyber ​​Warrior on Android Central for the basis of this Guide.

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