- Apr 9, 2012
Hi all. Quick notice:
Usual disclaimers apply.
This is an Unsecure boot.img I made for Android 4.2 on the Nexus 4.
Okay cool... but what is an insecure boot.img?
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
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/root-google-nexus-4-install-clockworkmod-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.**
**Some users report flashing the image makes the phone in need of a fastboot stock flashing session, stick to booting for now.
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.