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CF-Root is the root for "rooting beginners" and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root.

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What's installed
- SuperSU binary and APK
- Nothing else, that's it.

Installation and usage

- Download the ZIP file (see post below for link)
- Extract the ZIP file
- Boot your device in bootloader/fastboot mode. Usually this can be done by turning your device off, then holding VolUp+VolDown+Power to turn it on.
- Connect your device to your computer using USB

- Windows:
--- Run root-windows.bat

- Linux
--- chmod +x root-linux.sh
--- Run root-linux.sh

- Mac OS X
--- chmod +x root-mac.sh
--- Run root-mac.sh

- Follow the on-screen instructions - watch both the computer and the device !

Note that if your device had not been unlocked before, this procedure will wipe all your data !

Are you having fastboot driver issues? You can find fastboot drivers in many places, but the easiest way is probably just installing the Android SDK.

Did you see the red Android logo during rooting, but SuperSU does not appear? This may sometimes occur due to left-over files and settings, however, you can usually install SuperSU from Google Play at this stage and it'll just work.

Not included - adbd Insecure
As this CF-Root does not include a custom kernel, adb shell does not have root access by default (you can still get it by typing su inside the shell), nor is adb remount supported, nor will adb push and adb pull work on system files. adbd Insecure can be used to remedy this situation. (No idea what this is about ? Don't worry about it !)

CF-Auto-Root homepage
http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/

CF-Auto-Root main thread
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For requests for new roots and generic discussion - please keep device specific discussion in the thread you are viewing now.
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2013.05.20 --- CF-Auto-Root

SuperSU: v1.30

Download: CF-Auto-Root-mako-occam-nexus4.zip


--- History ---
2013.05.20: SuperSU v1.30
2013.02.20: SuperSU v1.05
2012.12.02: SuperSU v0.98
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The Android God has arrived
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Thanks you @Chainfire god job
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I've just added this to the Nexus 4 Complete Index

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Awesome!

Also, No source availible?

I feel tinker-y
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And so it began ...
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Sounds good!
If you auto-root your device, will you still get official nexus updates O.T.A. ?
6th December 2012, 02:52 AM |#9  
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really appreciate your hard work and gonna buy u a beer
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This is different from Nexus 4 toolkit how? Just a safer and easier method???
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trter10

Awesome!

Also, No source availible?

I feel tinker-y

Source from what?
There are no kernel or framework changes...


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Originally Posted by heymil

Sounds good!
If you auto-root your device, will you still get official nexus updates O.T.A. ?

Yes.

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