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

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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!
Feel free to ask questions, I will try to respond to as many as I can.
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29th November 2012, 02:10 AM |#2  
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Video links don't seem to be working.

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Video links don't seem to be working.

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Use this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FoK...e_gdata_player

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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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I've just added this guide to the Nexus 4 Complete Index

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29th November 2012, 07:21 PM |#8  
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Thank you for the Guide, successfully rooted here!
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OTA updates
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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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

You will get notified when you have an OTA update available but when you try to update your phone it will not work. So...no.

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