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[Q] Rooting without USB cable

OP aap7

17th June 2014, 12:07 AM   |  #1  
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Hi.

I suspect that my Nexus 4 micro USB port is broken. My PC will not recognise it any more although the USB cable will still charge. It does not make any sound when connecting to my W7 computer and it does not show in the device manager. I have enabled and disabled USB debugging and MTP multiple times and it does not make a difference. I have tried in 2 different laptops with the same result. I unrooted my phone to upgrade my android version to the latest and after doing that I am not able to root it again because my USB connection is broken.

I was wondering if there is anyway to root my phone without a cable (some autoroot application which will run automatically after restarting the phone???).

Any ideas would be welcome.

Thanks!
17th June 2014, 02:31 AM   |  #2  
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Look at towelroot.com. it works on the n5. But be very aware that without usb if it doesn't work for you you may totally Bork your phone.

My recommendation is not to root without a working usb port.

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17th June 2014, 12:51 PM   |  #3  
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If you have a custom recovery you can root just by flashing the latest superSU zip file.

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17th June 2014, 04:19 PM   |  #4  
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FWIW, Towelroot worked on my Nexus 4 running stock 4.4.3 just yesterday.
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