Nexus 4 gets root/unlock ToolKit

Nexus 4 gets root/unlock ToolKit
For those of you that love to live in the Android mod community, the Nexus 4 is getting the same treatment that the Galaxy Nexus had before it. There is a new ToolKit to help you easily do all those great things like unlocking the bootloader, rooting, and backing up your phone.

This is a full-featured ToolKit, just like you'd expect and it has all the good options, because this is a Nexus device.

This means you can:

  1.  Unlock/Re-Lock the Bootloader
  2. Backup/Restore Data
  3. Perform a Full Nandroid Backup
  4. Root Stock Jelly Bean builds (up to 4.2.0 JOP40C)
  5. Download Google Stock Image directly to correct ToolKit folder for extracting and flashing (no need to move it manually anymore)
  6. Flash Google Stock Image to phone
  7. Boot into CWM Touch Recovery without Flashing it
  8. Boot or Flash .img Files directly from your PC
  9. Install a single apk or multiple apk's to your phone
  10. Reboot Phone to Fastboot Mode or Android from fastboot mode

It's all command line, but it's all pretty easy to follow along. If you'd like to give it a shot, you will need to be using Windows, and you can grab it at the source.

source: XDA

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)



1. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Have downloaded this already but still waiting for the new Nexus 4 stock to arrive at play store.. :D

2. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

this guy is good i got his root toolkit for galaxy s 3 - nexus 7 - galaxy nexus i just getting this one now :)

3. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

just same as gnex ui

4. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

After you root your Nexus and a new version of Android becomes avaliable, how easy is it to update your device. I know with my iPad I have to backup all my apps and contacts. Is it the same or does it update and keep everything?

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