April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Nexus 4 Rooted Already (No Surprise)
If you are one of those lucky enough to snag a Nexus 4 before the Play Store went into meltdown and all stock was depleted, congratulations. I dare say you’ll be anxiously tracking that package and cursing the mailman for taking his sweet time. One thing you won’t have to wait for however, when your device finally arrives, is root access.
Thanks to XDA Senior Member and News Writer HQRaja, there’s now a thread with all the relevant information and files you’ll need to root your Nexus 4 straight out of the box. I’d imagine the vast majority of you are well aware of what root access is and why you might (or indeed might not) want it. However if you aren’t, I’d suggest it’s time for a spot of light reading.
The process for rooting the Nexus 4 is pretty straight forward (as it is on any Nexus device) and should pose no challenge for anyone who’s previously rooted a device. It basically boils down to unlocking the bootloader, flashing an insecure boot image then using ADB to push BusyBox and Chainfires SuperSU to the device. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am.
Check out the original forum thread for the step by step instructions and links to the required files. Happy rooting.
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