Root The Galaxy Nexus with Superboot

User Paulobrien at XDA has published a thread on how to root the Galaxy Nexus using Superboot r2. What this will do is root your Galaxy Nexus without needing to flash any partitions.
Its a boot.img file that will run on bootup and install su and superuser apk without the need of ADB.

Instructions to Root the Galaxy Nexus:

  1. Download and unzip Superboot.zip (Download Link)
  2. Reboot phone into bootloader mode “vol up + vol down”
  3. Double Click “install-superboot-windows.bat”
  4. Congrats your Galaxy Nexus is Rooted!

If you are using a Mac replace step 3 with:

  • Open Terminal and navigate to the folder with Superboot
  • Type “chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh” press enter
  • Type “./install-superboot-mac.sh press enter

If you are using Linux replace step 3 with the following:

  • Open Terminal and navigate to the folder with Superboot
  • Type “chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh” press enter
  • Type “./install-superboot-linux.sh” press enter

Let us know how it goes and remember to head on over to XDA and give paulobrien his due props for the method.





Source: www.android-advice.com