How to Root and Install Custom Recovery in the Galaxy Nexus and the LG Nexus 4 running Android 4.3

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LG Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus got Android 4.3 update.

If you want to update Android 4.3 on LG Nexus 4 follow this method : Here

Today we will show you how to root and Install custom recovery in  LG Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus

1. Before Your Begin:

  1. This method is tested on Nexus 4 & Galaxy Nexus (Please don’t try on other devices or Contact us for tutorials for you device).
  2. Your Device Bootloader must be unlocked.Follow This method for unlocking
  3. You Need a Windows based PC or Laptop for this procedure.
  4. Enable USB Debugging in your device (Don’t Know How To??? Follow this)
  5. Download & Install Google Nexus  USB Drivers and then connect you device with PC for complete the installation.
  6. Your device must be charged 50% minimum,If not please charge your device first.
  7. Make a Backup of your device data for safety.

2. Download Required Files:

  1. TWRP Recovery 2.6.0.0 (For Galaxy Nexus)
  2. TWRP Recovery 2.6.0.0 (For LG Nexus 4)
  3. SuperSU zip file
  4. Fastboot+ADB(20926)

3.  Install Of Custom TWRP Recovery in Nexus 4/Galaxy Nexus:

  1. Download TWRP Recovery Img file in your PC and rename it recovery.img
  2. Copy the recovery.img file in C:\fastboot\win32\  folder.
  3. Connect you device to PC with USB Cable.
  4. Open the folder C:\fastboot\win32\  and Press & hold Shift button and press Right Click of mouse and select Open Command Window Here.
  5. Now type adb reboot bootloader in cmd for booting your device into bootloader mode OR you boot it by pressing & hold Volume Down + Power Button.
  6. Now when your device Bootloader mode connect it to PC  with USB cable.
  7. Type  fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and hit Enter.
  8. Custom Recovery will be flashed to device.

4. How To Root Galaxy Nexus & Nexus 4:

  1. Download SuperSU package from Download Section above.
  2. Copy it to the Root of Internal/External memory.
  3. Connect you device to PC with USB Cable.
  4. Open the folder C:\fastboot\win32\  and Press & hold Shift button and press Right Click of mouse and select Open Command Window Here.
  5. Now type adb reboot recovery in cmd for booting your device into bootloader mode OR you boot it by pressing & hold Volume Down + Power Button and you are in Bootloader Mode now press Volume Down twice and select Recovery Mode by pressing Power Button.
  6. Select Install in Recovery Mode,Now locate & Select SuperSU zip file.
  7. Now Swipe to Confirm Flash (It is for confirmation Swipe it).
  8. It take less than a minute to process and you should see a Success message.
  9. Now Reboot your device.

Congrats!!! you Galaxy Nexus/Nexus 4 is rooted now…

 

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