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How to root your Google Nexus 4: XDA-Devs member HQRaja ready with the solution

0. phoneArena 16 Nov 2012, 07:18 posted on

Now the floodgates of custom ROMs, modifications and numerous tweaks will open, squeezing the last breath out of the hardware and interface performance, and the Nexus 4 is no slouch, so we fully expect wonders here...

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posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:27 3

1. jove39 (Posts: 1278; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


That was fast :)

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:31 2

9. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


What? Already! Nexus is the best :)

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:41 3

2. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I think all Nexus phone should come rooted and bootloader unlocked out of the box , because most users are gonna root them anyway why dont google root them for us ?
Besides , it could be used as a selling point .

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 01:03

11. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


but not alot of people would agree with that.and ALOT of people don't root their phones.besides the procedure is so simple if you know what you are doing their seems no reason to have root by default.unlock the bootloader and push su.then flash CWM and you're good to go.atleast it isn't as complex as motorola's phones :|

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:15

14. seeds (Posts: 48; Member since: 13 Apr 2011)


Just like you said dude "most"
But not All
So google just being moderate but still open

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:51 1

3. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Why do we experiment with our android phones. I am so happy with stock touchwiz android on my S3. This makes me sad! The phone already has cool features. It's already blazing fast, why go to a rom?

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:39 7

5. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Because there is always something that can be tweaked out - sound, color, rooting...it is not a requirement, so if you question why? then it is not for you..and that is ok.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 09:04

7. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Why overclock if your phone is fast? (Exception: htc one series) why boost your screen when you have a 720p display? Why cyanogenmod? Buy a nexus.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 09:26 2

8. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


this is a nexus. durka.

and again, its about options. a nexus lets us do pretty much anything we want... well.. some times we want more than pretty much.

This is rooting a phone, not changing the ROM. Root gives us access to dozens of things without changing the rom.

I have no intention of getting away from stock with stock updates. . however there are alwyas things to tweak.
The manufacturer doesnt always know best.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 09:00 6

6. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


im about to root my 10 minute old nexus4. Why? Because there's things I want to do to it.
I like stuff from touchwiz like the spiral gallery app on the note2. With an rooted phone I can add that and other things to my device and make it truely "mine"

This is a first edition root method. If you give it a day or 2 there will probably be a "one click root" of sorts for those that are a lil more shy about doing such things.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 02:37

13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Try the cosmic flow live wallpaper from xperia . It's nice . But make sure you download the ics version if not its pretty laggy
I think you may like the touchwiz launcher from the GS3 but I like stock more .
I also using sony's Walkman music player it looks better

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:57 1

10. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


the name of the person who did this root has my phones model on it:D GT-S5830 the samsung galaxy ace, i now the model by memory ;)

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 01:23

12. maestro1 (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


If only I could get my hands on a Nexus 4. On launch day, too many bottom feeders on Fatwallet and slickdeals made multiple orders to resell on eBay.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 15:19

15. jspy619 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Question - I had an AT&T phone I had rooted, and a newer Rom put in, that I use with Straight Talk. An AT&T update was pushed to the phone, and the update screwed it up. I had to have a new ROM put on. I am thinking about getting the nexus 4. If I rooted it would I have the same problem if an over the air update came, or is that only if you modify the ROM?

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