Sunday, December 8, 2013

How to root your phone ? - Nexus 4

Basically you just need to run some commands called "super su".  As phones do not have keyboard, we have group those commands into a file called  All you need to do is to run this file in your phone.  This is called "Flashing" a zip file in your phone.

1) Boot into recover mode ( OFF then hold Power + Down )
2) Flash SuperSU zip file

If your device is NEW then you may NOT have a recover option yet.  In that case, you will need to install this recovery function to your phone first.  And you will have to do this from your PC ( the first time ).

1.  Make sure your phone can be connected to your PC.  ( the correct driver )

2.  Copy superSU zip file to the phone

3.  Download the Recovery function file to your PC
by Team Win :
by ClockMod :
4. Download and extract Android SDK to your PC
5.  Looks for adb.exe and fastboot.exe commands.  Usually at ...sdk/platform-tools

5a. Reboot phone to bootloader ( OFF then hold Power + Down )
5b. On PC, run CMD as Administrator.  type fastboot devices to make sure the device is connected

5c. type fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-
5d. type fastboot boot openrecovery-twrp-

more info on fastboot

6.  this should boot into recovery mode.  Now you can flash supersu zip file

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