How to root Verizon Galaxy Nexus CDMA on ICS Android 4.0

Rooting Samsung  Galaxy Nexus CDMA on Android 4.0.4 ICS and Installing ClockworkMod Recovery

Samsung  Galaxy Nexus CDMAThe Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the Smart Phone in real sense and this is the first Smartphone that is considered as first inline that has the potency and quality for accepting the upgrades of Android system. This is thoroughly exciting. Now, it is time to see your Samsung Galaxy nexus get the new leaked but official update and that is the new Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Here’s the method to root your Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0.4 ICS.

Disclaimer: Rooting Galaxy Nexus CDMA will help you make certain modifications in the operating system of the phone. But it is important to note with this there may be some major changes in your handset and you may even lose the data. However, there are minor chances that the device may face bricking.  We shall not be responsible for any damage caused to your phone. This information is produced with care but rooting the phone makes its warranty void. Root your phone at your own risk.

Pre-requisites :

  • Your phone should be Verizon Galaxy Nexus (CDMA variant) running Android 4.0.4 ICS.
  • Also, you need ADB and Fastboot installed on your computer. A fine tutorial is given here.
  • Keep the phone up to 70 percent charged and so that the device don’t run out of battery during the process.
  • You must disable antivirus software and such other suites that will create issues with installations.

How to root:

  • First you need to download the Super User ZIP package (su.zip) from this link given here. Download and save the file on your PC.
  • After that you need to download the ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery 5.5.0.4 image for the Galaxy Nexus CDMA from here.
  • You must copy the CWM image file into the same folder where adb.exe and fastboot.exe are there on the PC.
  • With “Settings > Applications > Development” enable the USB debugging.
  • Connect your phone to the PC using the USB cable which came with it.
  • Now copy su.zip into the root of your phone’s memory card.
  • Now with the command prompt on your PC go for the following commands:
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img
  • You will now have to select the option “Recovery Mode” making use of the phone’s volume keys and press the Power button so that confirmation part is selected. Now, this will boot your phone to ClockworkMod Recovery.
  • When you are in the ClockworkMod Recovery, you must make the selection of “install zip from sd card”, then select “choose zip from sd card”. See the contents of your SD card and select the file named “su.zip” to flash the Super User binaries to your Galaxy Nexus in the manual way.
  • Now just a small gestation for installation process to finish.
  • Now select “++++Go Back++++”, then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.

To confirm that whether there is root access available or not, you can download the Superuser app as available in Android Market.

Viola! You have rooted your Galaxy Nexus CDMA running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich successfully.

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