[Windows][Linux][Mac][One-Click] Root - CWM - Galaxy Nexus 4.0.1 & 4.0.2 -NO WIPE-

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[Windows][Linux][Mac][One-Click] Root - CWM - Galaxy Nexus 4.0.1 & 4.0.2 -NO WIPE-

Introduction
I put together a one-click root in CASUAL format. Because it's in CASUAL format, the same Java JAR will work on Windows, Linux and Mac.

This package contains
  • root your device without unlocking/wiping.
  • install busybox without unlocking/wiping.
  • install Clockwork Mod Recovery for GSM or CDMA without unlocking/wiping.
  • Lock/unlock

Download and Instructions
CASUAL is easy to use, and fairly self explanitory.
  1. Launch the downloaded application using Java with right-click-open, or from a command line: "java -jar GalaxyNexus.jar"
  2. Select "Galaxy Nexus root"
  3. Click the "Do It' button
  4. Optionally: Repeat the previous step with "Install Busybox" option selected to install Busybox.
  5. Optionally: Select Install Galaxy Nexus CDMA or GSM ClockWork Mod Recovery

Download Galaxy Nexus Root and Busybox
Ensure you have Java Installed on your computer. Do you have java?

Shown on Windows 7 with dropdown selected, showing available items:
33cveaq.png


Shown on Ubuntu 12.04, ready to root a Galaxy Nexus:
1h6wyv.png


Warning
I am not responsible if *insert random event here* happens..... standard disclaimer.

About
CASUAL stands for Cross-platform ADB Scripting, Universal Android Loader. You can find the source at http://android-casual.googlecode.com


Hope this helps! Please leave feedback.
 
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Hi! If i root my Nexus with this tool, then i will void the warranty? I dont want to install recovery or unlock bootloader, just root.

Looks nice :)
 

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Any chance of having the option to unlock the bootloader?
Yes!

I'm still working on figuring out all of the reprecussions of this. I think it can be done, but I'm not sure what all is contained in the same file... I don't want to release something with side effects.
Hi! If i root my Nexus with this tool, then i will void the warranty? I dont want to install recovery or unlock bootloader, just root.

Looks nice :)
I'm not really sure what the terms and conditions of your warranty are, but there is no "unlocked" icon to show that you've voided your warranty because this uses a permissions exploit to circumvent the need to unlock and flash a kernel.
 

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I would GLADLY donate a nice amount if there would be a way to make this work on Honeycomb. Sick of Verizon's bs not getting ICS out to the Xoom, but I have too much game data saved - don't wanna root since unlock/wipe is required.
 

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Busy Box

Do you need t install busy box or Install the proper recovery for your device

Please explain.

I am interested in Root and or Super User and i think this is the way to go but not sure about the BB or Recovery.

With this giving you +root+ and no wipe what is need for BB and shouldn't you still be able to restore the phone using factory reset?

Thankx!
 

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You can root with this app without needing to wipe. It will automatically install the Super User. Then you can install Busy Box via the application as well.

You do not need to install a custom recovery if you do not want to. BusyBox is simply tools on the android that let you install more apps that require advanced commands.
 
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DjRenigade

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Galaxy Nexus 4.0.1 & 4.0.2 -NO WIPE

Thank you!!

:eek: If i have the need to un-root my device will this application do that as well?

Also, will i still be able to receive OTA updates this way or will i have to do them manually? I just want to know my optionswith it before i +root+ using this method.
 

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I don't see why you can't get OTA updates but that might kill the root. Meaning the update could stop the root and you would have to either reroot it using this way or using the official method where you first have to unlock the device.

Maybe the developer can shed a bit more light on that part and for un-rooting as well :)
 
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ilredelniente

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can I flash custom rom after using installed cwd with this tool?
how to update the cwd to the last release?

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hotw to get it connected with the tool?
 

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    [Windows][Linux][Mac][One-Click] Root - CWM - Galaxy Nexus 4.0.1 & 4.0.2 -NO WIPE-

    Introduction
    I put together a one-click root in CASUAL format. Because it's in CASUAL format, the same Java JAR will work on Windows, Linux and Mac.

    This package contains
    • root your device without unlocking/wiping.
    • install busybox without unlocking/wiping.
    • install Clockwork Mod Recovery for GSM or CDMA without unlocking/wiping.
    • Lock/unlock

    Download and Instructions
    CASUAL is easy to use, and fairly self explanitory.
    1. Launch the downloaded application using Java with right-click-open, or from a command line: "java -jar GalaxyNexus.jar"
    2. Select "Galaxy Nexus root"
    3. Click the "Do It' button
    4. Optionally: Repeat the previous step with "Install Busybox" option selected to install Busybox.
    5. Optionally: Select Install Galaxy Nexus CDMA or GSM ClockWork Mod Recovery

    Download Galaxy Nexus Root and Busybox
    Ensure you have Java Installed on your computer. Do you have java?

    Shown on Windows 7 with dropdown selected, showing available items:
    33cveaq.png


    Shown on Ubuntu 12.04, ready to root a Galaxy Nexus:
    1h6wyv.png


    Warning
    I am not responsible if *insert random event here* happens..... standard disclaimer.

    About
    CASUAL stands for Cross-platform ADB Scripting, Universal Android Loader. You can find the source at http://android-casual.googlecode.com


    Hope this helps! Please leave feedback.
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    I just updated this to one-click install CWM without unlocking your device. Have fun :)
    1
    Looks promising :)

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using XDA
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    You can root with this app without needing to wipe. It will automatically install the Super User. Then you can install Busy Box via the application as well.

    You do not need to install a custom recovery if you do not want to. BusyBox is simply tools on the android that let you install more apps that require advanced commands.
    1
    I don't see why you can't get OTA updates but that might kill the root. Meaning the update could stop the root and you would have to either reroot it using this way or using the official method where you first have to unlock the device.

    Maybe the developer can shed a bit more light on that part and for un-rooting as well :)
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