How to Root Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean / Ice Cream Sandwich! [Windows] [GSM,Verizon,Sprint]

Rooting your phone benefits you in so many ways. By rooting you get full access to your phone so you can get so much more. If your an Apple fan think of it as jailbreaking your iPhone except on steroids! You can install customs roms, backup and restore game data, overclock and underclock your phone, access the core files, the list goes on.

Q: Does rooting my phone void my warranty?
A: No you can always unroot your phone so that the carrier/ manufactures can't find out your rooted your phone.

Q: Will this brick my phone?
A: No this is very safe! If you soft brick your phone you can always unbrick it.

Q:  Why should I root my phone?
A:  You can do so much more on your phone. You must root your phone to understand what I'm saying.

Note: You MUST have correct drivers installed. If you dont click: here for the step by step guide. 

Click Here on how to root Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean / Ice Cream Sandwich on Mac [GSM,Verizon,Sprint]

This will delete EVERYTHING on your phone!

1. Plug your phone into your computer 

2. Download and install Galaxy Nexus Toolkit here:
Download Galaxy Nexus ToolKit
3. Find the correct category for your phone (GSM, GSM USA, CDMA Verizon, and CDMA Sprint) 

4. Select the correct Android version / build number and press enter ( Go into settings > About Phone > there you will see "Android Version" and "Build Number")

5. Select "Unlock your Bootloader" 

6. Type "yes" enter 

7. Enter into Bootloader mode ( Power off your phone > Hold down the volume up, volume down, and power button all at the same time) Keep holding until you see a green start screen. 

8. Toolkit will say "Completed" and it will return to the main menu

9. Select "Root your Phone" enter 

10. Type "yes" enter 

11. Wait until your phone finishes rebooting

12. Enable USB Debugging ( Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging) 

13. Wait until your phone finishes rebooting 2x TWICE ( You will see boot animation twice) 

Your phone is now rooted! Congratulations! 

Want to test if your phone is rooted? Just download Tiatanium Backup (Via Google PlayStore) and see if you get SuperUser / Root access. 

Q: When I enter into ClockworkMod Recovery I see a dead Android with his chest open.
A: Check out this guide to fix it up: Here
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