HOW TO Root Galaxy Nexus Running Android 4.0.2 ICS

Root Using Fastboot

  1. Download CF-Root Kernel. For YAKJU build number, click here to download and for MYSID build number, click here to download.
  2. Extract the ZIP file. The extracted file will be a .tar file
  3. Extract the .tar file again using Winrar and you will get a file called boot.img
  4. Copy this file (boot.img) into  the Android SDK directory where fastboot.exe is found. Fastboot is usually found in /tools or /platform-tools folder
  5. Open Command Prompt and switch to the directory where fastboot.exe is present. You can do this by typing
    cd [full path to directory]
  6. Reboot Galaxy Nexus into fastboot mode. You can do this by turning off your device and then pressing Volume Up + Volume Down keys and then pressing the power button.
  7. Connect our device to the PC via USB Cable.
  8. If your phone is not yet OEM-unlocked, you need to unlock it. You can do this by entering the following command in the Command prompt window:
    fastboot oem unlock
  9. Now you need to flash the kerner using the boot.img file. To do this, type the following command in the command prompt window:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  10. Reboot the device by pressing the power button.

Your device is now rooted. So, were you able to root your device? Which method did you use?

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