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How to root Google Nexus 4

Google Nexus 4

Four easy steps to root Google Nexus 4:

  1. Download One Click Root
  2. Connect your Google Nexus 4 to the computer using your Micro-USB/USB cord
  3. Enable USB Debugging mode for your device
  4. Run One Click Root software than click ‘Root Now’

How to Manually Root the Google Nexus 4 for Free

The Nexus 4 is one of the most popular Android smartphones in the world today. It’s fast, clean, powerful, and cheap. Although the Nexus 5 is now on shelves, the Nexus 4 remains a very popular option for discount smartphone users looking for an affordable unlocked phone.

If you want to get more out of your Nexus 4, then I highly recommend rooting your phone. Every day, thousands of Nexus users around the world root their devices.

Rooting a Nexus 4 doesn’t lead to all of the same benefits as rooting other devices. After all, Nexus users already enjoy the latest Android updates and a pure Android experience – something that other Android users have to root to enjoy. However, there are still plenty of other rooting benefits to experience on your Nexus 4.

Benefits of rooting the Google Nexus 4:

-Install custom ROMs for the latest version of Android or other operating systems

-Install thousands of apps that only work with root access

-Enjoy better security features

-Uninstall unwanted Google apps and Google services

-Experience the fastest possible level of Android speed and performance

Warning: Before You Proceed

One Click Root does not currently support the Nexus 4. That means you have to rely on less trustworthy rooting methods. One Click Root is not affiliated with the rooting method listed below and takes no responsibility for any damages incurred to your Nexus 4 as a result of the instructions.

Manually rooting Android always comes with some risks. You may void your warranty and, if something catastrophic happens (like your power goes out at the worst time), then you may brick your Android.

With that in mind, you can easily root your Nexus 4 by following the instructions below.

Required Materials:

-Nexus 4 with Android 4.4, an unlocked bootloader, and at least 50% battery life

-Internet connected PC

-USB cord/Micro-USB cord

-About an hour of free time

Note: the instructions listed below will work for a diverse range of Nexus devices, including the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus S, and Galaxy Nexus.

Step by Step Guide

Step 1) Download and install the Android SDK package onto your PC from here: https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Step 2) Connect your Android to your PC via micro-USB cable

Step 3) Download TWRP from here and flash it by typing in the following command on your PC:

fastboot flash recovery FILENAME.img

Step 3) Reboot your Android into recovery mode by holding the power and volume down buttons at the same time

Step 4) Flash the latest version of SuperSU

Step 5) Your device is now rooted

Rooting a Nexus 4 is surprisingly easy. Basically, all you need is an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery tool like TWRP or ClockworkMod. Then, you flash your recovery tool, reboot into recovery mode, and flash the latest version of SuperSU. That’s it.

There are other ways of rooting the Nexus 4, but this way tends to be the easiest. Which rooting methods worked for you? Let us know in the comments section below!

Resources

Android SDK: https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

TWRP: http://teamw.in/project/twrp2

SuperSU: http://download.chainfire.eu/370/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.80.zip

About the author

David Wise

An Electronics and Telecom engineering graduate turned full-time technology writer and evangelist. Currently owns a Sony Xperia Arc S smartphone.

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  1. Jc Sales
    September 18, 2013 at 2:56 am

    when it will available?


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