Root Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250 on Jelly Bean 4.3 JWR66V Official Firmware

Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250 has been a favorite for loads of gadget consumers so far. And that is what made us think about a way to root the device. Particularly how to do that for the Nexus I9250 which has Android 4.3 Jelly Bean JWR66V official firmware on it.

If you want your smartphone to stand out in terms of performance, optimization options and other great qualities, then why don’t you try out this tutorial and then your freshly rooted device?

Requirements

However, things aren’t quite that simple. You will, for the first stop of this guide, go through the following pre-requisites:

  • create a normal backup using this guide (which means that you must save all your handset’s data you think of as important);
  • make a full NANDroid backup via these instructions (this one is useful for those moments when the tutorial has gone wild and you want to have your important data back);
  • turn on USB Debugging on the smartphone;
  • use only the Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250 which contains the Android 4.3 JWR66V firmware;
  • install Android SDK after downloading it;
  • download USB drivers package in SDK;
  • download platform tools belonging to the SDK;
  • charge the battery of your phone.Galaxy-Nexus-I9250

Instructions

  1. Our guide needs you to do the following first task: download Fastboot on your laptop. Then have this package unzipped in android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory (in case you don’t see such a directory, make it manually).
  2. Then download SuperSU 1.41 archive on the notebook (don’t unzip this one). Now plug the smartphone to the PC and do as follows: take the SuperSU-JWR66N-S005-130625-1.41.zip file and move it to the phone’s SD card.
  3. The Galaxy Nexus I9250 has to be powered off for the next task. The latter should go something along these lines: download ClockworkMod Recovery v6.0.3.4 (file name: recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.4-maguro.img) on the notebook (you can also use TWRP instead). Then save this custom recovery image version on the folder you know as android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools.
  4. The handset will need to be in Bootloader (or Fastboot) Mode next; to boot the device into that mode, you have to go by these instructions:
    – press Volume Up, Volume Down and Power at the same time;
    – wait for a text to come on the display.
  5. After you are in the directory labelled android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools, you have to do as follows: launch Command Prompt by using Shift and right-click at the same time, then choosing Open Command Line. Now enter
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.3.4-maguro.img
    and then press Enter.
  6. From Fastboot menu you need to opt for Recovery. Then enter Recovery Mode and scroll down till you see an option called Flash zip from SD card. Choose this option with Power.
  7. Then opt for, with the help of Power, the option whose name is Choose zip from SD card. Go to the SuperSU .zip archive with Volume; opt for this with the same old Power key and then confirm the flashing when you see a second screen.
  8. Once you see the end of the flashinf phase, you should do like this:
    – go to +++++Go Back+++++;
    – opt for the phone’s restarting option (which is in Recovery Menu);
    – wait for the Galaxy Nexus I9250 to reboot.

After the smartphone finally comes out of the booting process, you have to just enjoy the Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250 powered by JWR66V firmware in all its rooted glory. Root Checker is the app that should be used if you don’t believe the smartphone really is rooted.

Download the Root Checker from Google Play store and see what state your handset really is in. Or you could also look for another app called SuperSU in the phone’s app list.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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