Usual disclaimers apply.
This is an Unsecure boot.img I made for Android 4.2 on the Nexus 4.
An insecure boot.img allows the device to be booted with permissions to be mounted as root. This is a way of being able to push SuperSU/Superuser.apk to /system/app and the Su Binaries to /bin
mount -o remount,rw /system
See more here: External Link
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To use this you must be unlocked, not familar with unlocking a Nexus device? Easy. In fastboot mode type "fastboot oem unlock" this wipes all data on the device (virtual sd included).
A nice article regarding this thread was published here: http://www.addictivetips.com/android...kmod-recovery/
To boot this boot.img:
must be in the platform-tools folder in the android-sdk
must be in fastboot mode (power+vol-)
First use: fastboot boot "boot.img" (no ")
Why boot? I have not tested this image as I don't have a Nexus 4 as of yet.**
Thank you for helping!
This is mainly for development purposes to obtain root on this device, it will be an easier process when a recovery is published and you can flash a su.zip. (see attached)
DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390169635556426389
Note, this is in Nexus 7 folder as Nexus 4 does not have its own atm.