Samsung Galaxy Nexus get root access before its release. MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien has released boot image called Superboot. Superboot will root your device when you boot your device first time. This will install su and the super user APK. It means you don’t have to worry about partitions, ADB and ROM. Just boot the boot image to gain root access of your device.
[box type=”warning”] Rooting your device will void your warranty.[/box]
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus:
- Download Superboot r1 and extract to a dirctory
- Put your device in bootloader mode – Turn off the phone then turn on with the ‘volume up’ and ‘volume down’ buttons both pressed to enter the bootloader.
For Windows User:
double click ‘install-superboot-windows.bat”
For Linux User:
Open a terminal window(Ctrl + Alt + T) and navigate to superboot directory and type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh’ followed by ‘./install-superboot-linux.sh’.
For Mac Users:
Open a terminal window and navigate to superboot directory and type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh‘ followed by ‘./install-superboot-mac.sh‘
[box type=”warning”] Note that the OEM unlock sequence wipes your device.[/box]