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Angry [Root] How to Root Nexus 4! [Windows + Mac][Video]

Here's is a guide to show you how to root your Nexus 4 for both Windows and Mac! (Yes, there are other guides on XDA, but they don't show you step by step and for both Windows and Mac.)

THIS WILL DO A FACTORY RESET ON YOUR PHONE!!

Guide for Windows:


All FILES and STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION FOR WINDOWS ROOTING METHOD HERE (also includes pictures for each step):
http://www.androidrootz.com/2012/11/...n-windows.html

Guide for Mac:


All FILES and STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION FOR MAC ROOTING METHOD HERE (also includes pictures for each step):
http://www.androidrootz.com/2012/11/...-4-on-mac.html

Yes, this does give you the official ClockworkMod Recovery for Nexus 4!
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Is there any rooting method that doesn't do the factory reset?
I am asking cause factory reset messed up the secure element of my last phone.
 
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Thanks for the walk through. Took 2 or 3 tries, but I got it rooted.
 
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Is there any rooting method that doesn't do the factory reset?
I am asking cause factory reset messed up the secure element of my last phone.
No a factory reset must be done. That it is why it's better to root your phone right after you get it in the mail.
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Thank you for the Guide, successfully rooted here!
 
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Will this allow me to use OTA updates through OTA. I have a unlocked HTC sensation 4G, The nexus 4 is for my GF ( yea I know im a good BF i brought her the phone not myself) anyways lol. I just want to root it for Titanium backup no custom roms...maybe a UI when they make one for it since she doesnt know android, but just need to know whether i can OTA
 
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Will this allow me to use OTA updates through OTA. I have a unlocked HTC sensation 4G, The nexus 4 is for my GF ( yea I know im a good BF i brought her the phone not myself) anyways lol. I just want to root it for Titanium backup no custom roms...maybe a UI when they make one for it since she doesnt know android, but just need to know whether i can OTA
Soon as I finished mine up I got the update notification for the OTA update.. Would like to know also..

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