Hi Jubakuba, really helpful guide! Thanks a lot!
I got my galaxy nexus a few weeks ago and it was a yakjuxw so I did exactly as this thread
Today, I followed your instructions from the "Obtaining Root Access and Custom Recovery" and everything went fine. Then I flashed latest franco kernel.
I went ahead and install several root apps like rom manager, adfree, battery calibration. But Superuser shows no apps on the list and none of the apps worked (ie. I tried "flash clockworkmod recovery" on rom manager and it froze after it finished downloading).
So I downloaded Root Check Basic to see if my nexus is properly rooted and it says that it's not.
Do you have any idea what went wrong?