How to Unlock Galaxy Nexus Bootloader (Verizon)

One of the special things about the Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE on Verizon is that you can unlock the bootloader to open up more customization and ROM possibilities going forward.

This process requires patience, a Windows computer, and possibly no trouble voiding your warranty. If that’s okay, this is the first step you should take before trying to run Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE on Verizon.

This will wipe your Galaxy Nexus so be sure to back up any information you want to keep. To do this, I recommend MyBackUp.

For now, you’ll need a Windows computer to complete these steps, borrow a friend’s, or stay tuned for a Mac tutorial as soon as you find one.

Turn on USB debugging

Go to to download.

Turn on USB Debugging on your Galaxy Nexus.

Download Android SDK (to get the adb program.

download fastboot.exe and save it in “C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools” folder

Plug your phone into your computer.

Select ““ in your “C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools” folder.

How to unlock Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE on Verizon

Using adb to unlock Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE on Verizon

Unlock Galaxy Nexus Verizon

How to unlock Galaxy Nexus Verizon version.

In the command window, type:


When prompted, use the volume keys to select Yes. Press the volume button to select.

Your bootloader is unlocked.

Use the power button to select Start to restart your device.

You are now ready to root your Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

If you need additional help unlocking your Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE on Verizon, the video below from Droid-Life may be helpful.

If you encounter problems, please let us know and we will try to help. If you have successfully unlocked your Galaxy port, please give some beginner tips.

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