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Simple guide: Unlock bootloader/root N4 on Window 8.1

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(Last edited by thinhletien; 11th January 2014 at 02:57 AM.)
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Wink Simple guide: Unlock bootloader/root N4 on Window 8.1

And yes, i dont know if there is any simple way to unlock bootloader and root for Nexus 4 on Window 8.1, but now i will show you guys

1/ Download Android SDK
2/ Install it to your computer
3/ Open Android SDK and download google usb-driver
Open device manager, find your N4, update driver, link it to your folder where you downloaded usb-driver and update
4/ Active debugging mode on your phone
5/ Download Kingo Android Root at:
6/ Install it to your computer
7/ Open Kingo
8/ Connect your phone to computer
9/ Click Root
10/ Waiting about 3 mins
11/ And yes, done. Your phone is now unlocked bootloader/root
12/ Go find some custom rom for you and install it.

Simple huh??? Dont worry, i tried 10 mins ago and now my phone good to go.

PS: Important things: Your data will be wiped all, so make sure you back up all your data first.(Because i dont know that, my i lost all my data on my phone, ****tttttt.

This is a simple guide for NOOB to unlocked bootloader and root your nexus 4, just like me.
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Shameless advertising for an app that simply automates two terminal commands.

There's nothing wrong with the tried and true method...

The SDK takes too long to install on windows just to unlock and root. This takes seconds, and installs everything 99% of users will need

after adb/fastboot are set up, it's only two steps:
open terminal and flash a custom recovery via fastboot
open recovery and flash the superuser zip

Does that really need to be automated with some completely unknown app? Honestly, if you're too lazy to learn two simple terminal commands to root a Nexus (it really doesn't get any easier on any other phone) then you have no business using a rooted phone, either.
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