Well we know it’s hard to believe the title but the fact is Galaxy Nexus root has been already achieved. Samsung Galaxy Nexus, unveiled on October 20th at Hong Kong and the only phone to come with Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich is yet to be made available in US and UK. The phone which doesn’t even have proper release date has been rooted by MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien, a long time android veteran and responsible for several Android device rooting.
Paul has released a boot image file named SuperBoot which when booted, will root your device first time you boot. This root is the easier form as it doesn’t require flashing or partitioning or ADB console to run commands. This saves you from accidental data partition deletion or losing your important phone data.
Simply follow the rooting instruction provided at the end of article to boot Galaxy Nexus with Superboot image and you are done.
Please Note: Proceed at your own risk, we will not be responsible for any damage to your device by following below instructions.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus with SuperBoot
1. Download Superboot r1 and extract into any directory
2. Now Put your Galaxy Nexus into bootloader mode.
Turn off the phone then turn on with the ‘volume up’ and ‘volume down’ buttons both pressed to enter the bootloader
3. Windows Users – double click ‘install-superboot-windows.bat’ extracted from the zip file.
Mac & Linux Users – Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh’ followed by ‘./install-superboot-mac.sh’
Please Note: If you are using a retail version of Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you may need to unlock the bootloader first, using ‘./fastboot-windows oem unlock’ (or the appropriate version for your machine). Note that the OEM unlock sequence wipes your device.