Hey folks! I previously covered How to Unlock Bootloader of Nexus 4, now in this article, I am going to show you How you can easily Root your Google Nexus 4. Rooting your android device allows you to gain root access to your device and Flash Custom ROMs or other tweaks and Kernels to customize your device or install a Custom Recovery like CWM Recovery. Rooting your Nexus 4 is not really a hard job to do. Just follow the step-by-step guide below and you’ll get there easily!
BUT before you proceed, take a look at the things that I have mentioned before the tutorial below. These are some really important things that you need to make sure and it is highly recommended that you take a look at them before you actually go ahead with the Rooting.
Things you need to know Before Rooting your Google Nexus 4:
- First of all, as always, this tutorial is ONLY written for Google Nexus 4. Please DO NOT try this method on ANY other Android Device.
- Seconly, rooting your device will void it’s warranty.
- Make sure you backup all the important data just in case something goes wrong during the process.
- Enable the USB Debugging option in Developer Options Settings if you haven’t already. If you don’t see the Developer Options in the Settings Menu, go to Settings > About Phone and press the Build Number 7 times until it says that you are now a Developer. After doing so, go back to the Settings > Developer Options and Check the USB Debugging option.
- Make sure you have already Unlocked the Bootloader of your device:
- Charge your device’s battery up to atleast 60% to avoid any power failures.
Let’s get on with the Rooting!
How to Root Google Nexus 4:
Note: Make sure you have Installed Android SDK on your Computer:
Step 2: After that, switch off and reboot your Nexus 4 into Fastboot mode by pressing and holding “Volume Down” + “Power” buttons together.
Step 3: Once your device is in Fastboot mode, connect it to the Computer via USB Cable.
Step 4: Now open up Command Prompt and enter the following commands in it to boot into recovery without flashing it:
fastboot boot recovery.img
Step 5: When the recovery boots correctly, go to ‘install zip from sdcard’ > ‘choose zip from sdcard’ then select the SuperSU file that you downloaded earlier.
Step 6: After it’s done installing the package, reboot your Nexus 4 and check for SuperSU App in the App Drawer. If it’s there, you have successfully rooted your Nexus 4!
That’s it! You can now Flash ClockworkMod Recovery and Custom ROM of your choice or customize your Nexus 4 with different tweaks and kernels. If you face any problem, just drop your comment below.