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3rd November 2011, 05:16 PM   |  #1  
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Found this over on MoDaCo forums -- they have obtained temporary root on the Galaxy Nexus: 03 Nov r1: Superboot - rooting the Galaxy Nexus - Android @ MoDaCo

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Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

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3rd November 2011, 05:47 PM   |  #2  
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Great news, but shouldn't we let the author post it if he wants to release it here?
3rd November 2011, 05:51 PM   |  #3  
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Great news, but shouldn't we let the author post it if he wants to release it here?

I guess you are right -- probably should have put it in General Discussion and let author of this make his own thread for support.

I'll let the mods decide what they want to do with this.
3rd November 2011, 05:55 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by FISKER_Q

Great news, but shouldn't we let the author post it if he wants to release it here?

The OP did link to the site instead of posting the download. I use XDA primarily and would have never found that link had someone not posted it. I don't see why the dev would be disgruntled.

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The OP did link to the site instead of posting the download. I use XDA primarily and would have never found that link had someone not posted it. I don't see why the dev would be disgruntled.

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Oh yeah, i don't think he'll mind at all.

More for purposes of keeping the forums a bit cleaner for when he does post here :P
3rd November 2011, 08:33 PM   |  #6  
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I don't see why this is a big deal, nexus devices have the ability to have the bootloader unlocked out of the box.

Simply 'oem unlock' download su and busybox from the market, job done.

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I don't see why this is a big deal, nexus devices have the ability to have the bootloader unlocked out of the box.

Simply 'oem unlock' download su and busybox from the market, job done.

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I've never had a Nexus device before -- didn't know it was that easy.

You can download SU and busybox right from the market, install them and you have root access after a 'fastboot oem unlock'?
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I've never had a Nexus device before -- didn't know it was that easy.

You can download SU and busybox right from the market, install them and you have root access after a 'fastboot oem unlock'?

I may be wrong but while it is easy(Being that google considers these devices as developer platforms), it's not that easy.

Even with the bootloader unlocked, you won't be able to write to the relevant directories (as those require root permissions), and as such you still need root unlocked before you can install those from the market.
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Originally Posted by FISKER_Q

I may be wrong but while it is easy(Being that google considers these devices as developer platforms), it's not that easy.

Even with the bootloader unlocked, you won't be able to write to the relevant directories (as those require root permissions), and as such you still need root unlocked before you can install those from the market.

Right its almost that simple though. The typical procedure is:

Fastboot OEM unlock
Fastboot flash recovery clockwork.img
Boot into recovery, flash superuser zip

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Originally Posted by FISKER_Q

I may be wrong but while it is easy(Being that google considers these devices as developer platforms), it's not that easy.

Even with the bootloader unlocked, you won't be able to write to the relevant directories (as those require root permissions), and as such you still need root unlocked before you can install those from the market.

Well technically you need the su binary installed before Superuser app is useful. You don't need root before you can install Superuser lol

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