JanSt

Root available for Google Nexus 4

While the Google Nexus 4 is still painfully absent for many folks who pre-ordered
one of LG's big boys, those lucky ones who got their N4, can now ROOT away.

A post over on AddictiveTips explains how to

How To Root Google Nexus 4 & Install ClockworkMod Recovery

The article delivers detailed instructions and all necessary download links are provided for.

As always: if you f*ck it up, we're not responsible for unf*cking it. Take care, and all will be good.

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17 comments

salmonmax  Nov. 18, 2012 at 14:28

Not really news is it? One of the selling points of the entire Nexus line is that they're rootable out of the box.

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 14:49

Well it wasn't in the news section. Seemed a nice enough heads up, especially with Jan being almost as fond of android as he is Windows.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2012 at 14:51

Not really news is it? One of the selling points of the entire Nexus line is that they're rootable out of the box.

You are right, of course, but as pondlife said, it's not in the news section. Anyone here can put up an item like this on mobot. No biggie. And not everyone
who's fallen for the charme of the N4 is a hardcore geek ;)
If you knew what kind of questions we sometimes have to deal with.... :p

Treab  Nov. 18, 2012 at 15:29

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 18, 2012 at 16:40

And not everyone
who's fallen for the charme of the N4 is a hardcore geek

A "half-price" smartphone appeals to a very wide audience.

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 17:34

Yep even the Nokia wp7 phones started selling at that point..

Soooo wondering what treab put

Treab  Nov. 18, 2012 at 17:43

same as a cheap smartphone say £70 with a front facing camera like the galaxy ace.

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 17:46

lol

Treab  Nov. 18, 2012 at 17:47

he keeps deleting the truth pondi... jan hates the galaxy ace's camera.

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 17:52

Well it's worth hating the ace's camera

Treab  Nov. 18, 2012 at 17:54

Well it's worth hating the ace's camera

but not the front facing one...

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 17:59

That is harder to hate..

Treab  Nov. 18, 2012 at 18:02

That is harder to hate..

i know right its such a good one... and well done samsung for only ensuring people with brains can activate it.

ghatch  Nov. 18, 2012 at 19:00

Silly questions, what is rooting? Do I need to do it to my new phone?

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 18, 2012 at 19:17

Silly questions, what is rooting? Do I need to do it to my new phone?

No, you don't 'need' to root your new phone.
From Wikipedia
Android rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's subsystem. Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. Rooting is similar to jailbreaking devices running the Apple iOS operating system. On Android, rooting can also facilitate the complete removal and replacement of the device's operating system, usually with a more recent release of its current operating system.

As Android was derived from the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device is similar in practice to accessing administrative permissions on Linux or any other Unix-like operating system such as FreeBSD or OS X.


Risks:

Requiring root protects the user from corrupting vital software on the phone; root has access to modify configurations and software that are necessary for system operation, and it is possible to brick the device — that is, render the device useless and practically unrecoverable — by corrupting the wrong file

Pondlife  Nov. 18, 2012 at 19:55

It's arguably less important on a Nexus than on other android phones as it won't have (with possible exception of some us network versions) any extra rubbish put on by network or oem

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 18, 2012 at 23:36

It's arguably less important on a Nexus than on other android phones as it won't have (with possible exception of some us network versions) any extra rubbish put on by network or oem
If I didn't overclock (which the N4 hardly needs so it's irrelevant in its case), all I'd rely on that needs root on a day to day basis, is AdFree.

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