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Four Easy Steps to Root Your Google Nexus 4

How To Root Google Nexus 4 In Minutes


Download One Click Root

Download and install One Click Root
onto your PC or Mac


Connect Your Device

Connect your Android to your computer
using a standard USB cable


Enable USB Debugging

Open ‘Developer Options’
and enable USB debugging


Run One Click Root

Run One Click Root and let the software
complete all remaining steps


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:

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!


Android SDK:



Safely Access Your Google Nexus 4's Full Potential

Why Most Root Their Google Nexus 4


Install apps your carrier doesn’t want you to install! Enjoy thousands of “incompatible” apps from the Play Store and other sources.



Custom ROMs completely change your Android skin. You can even install the latest version of Android before everyone else.



Enjoy new Android features like PhotoSphere, slow motion video, and NFC mobile payments before they’re released.



Install powerful battery-saving apps like Greenify which can add 4 hours or more onto your daily battery life.



Uninstall bloatware to reduce unnecessary RAM and CPU usage, streamlining your performance and speeding up Android.



Companies charge as much as $50 per month for Wi-Fi tethering. Rooting lets you enable tethering while avoiding costly fees.

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Remove Bloatware
Speed up your device and free up space by uninstalling bloatware.

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