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why is rooting method of Nexus 4 so much harder?

25th June 2014, 02:36 AM   |  #1  
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on Samsung devices, all I have to do is flash TWRP recovery using Odin, and then go to recovery and it has the option to root the device for me.

On nexus 4, I have to ready a whole thread using root toolkit and something like that.

why is it so difficult to root nexus 4?

Are all nexus device this annoying to root?
25th June 2014, 02:42 AM   |  #2  
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You can use a million kits on any device, doesnt change the fact there's only a few real steps:
  1. unlock the bootloader
  2. boot a custom recovery
  3. flash a superuser zip

If you want, you could make using odin require 47 different toolkits to get the same thing accomplished.

Rooting nexii is about as easy as it gets, but sometimes you just want to make things more complicated.

If anything I'd say samsungs are harder to root since you have to use odin, it's samsung specific.
Fastboot isn't device specific, it's just that some companies like samsung intentionally remove/disable it on their devices.
25th June 2014, 02:42 AM   |  #3  
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It's very easy to root the n4
Unlock the bootloader
Fastboot flash the twrp image file
Flash super su zip in twrp

That's it

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25th June 2014, 02:45 AM   |  #4  
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stop looking at root toolkits. they make it sound like they make
e it easier, but many times its not the case.

the right way to root a nexus, any nexus. its easy. in a nutshell..

1. connect your device to fastboot and type.. fastboot oem unlock
thatll unlock your bootloader.
2. now with fastboot, flash a custom recovery.. fastboot flash recovery recoveryname.img
3. now using your new custom recovery, flash the latest SuperSU and reboot.
4. root(profit)
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