CASUAL Root and Recovery Method for the Galaxy Nexus
Posted May 7, 2012 at 10:00 am by Will Verduzco
You may remember previous work we’ve discussed on the XDA Portal regarding XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler‘s root method CASUAL. For those who don’t, we previously covered how the aptly named Cross-platform ADB Scripting Universal Android Loader helped users root their Motorola Droid RAZR without much hassle or user intervention.
As before, the Java-based CASUAL is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. It performs all the difficult steps for you, allowing you to simply specify what you want done—ranging from installing busybox to rooting and loading up a compatible recovery. And following in the footsteps of the previous supported device, you can use any of Adam’s other script with the app as well. According to Adam:
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.
Download and Instructions
CASUAL is easy to use, and fairly self explanitory.
- Launch the downloaded application using Java with right-click-open, or from a command line: “java -jar GalaxyNexus.jar”
- Select “Galaxy Nexus root”
- Click the “Do It’ button
- Optionally: Repeat the previous step with “Install Busybox” option selected to install Busybox.
- Optionally: Select Install Galaxy Nexus CDMA or GSM ClockWork Mod Recovery
If you want to root your Galaxy Nexus the CASUAL way, head over to the development thread.
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