Will Verduzco · May 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

CASUAL Root and Recovery Method for the Galaxy Nexus

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:

Introduction
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.

  1. Launch the downloaded application using Java with right-click-open, or from a command line: “java -jar GalaxyNexus.jar”
  2. Select “Galaxy Nexus root”
  3. Click the “Do It’ button
  4. Optionally: Repeat the previous step with “Install Busybox” option selected to install Busybox.
  5. 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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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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