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How To Root Nexus 4 on Mac – Guide


While root has already been achieved on Nexus 4 but it works on just Windows. However it was bit tricky and now you can easily root your Nexus 4 on Mac with Superboot. The founder of Modaco paulobrien released the Superboot tool, this tool temporarily boot your Nexus 4 into a custom kernel, then root the phone on the first boot and restore the original kernel. Rooting will give you full control over your Nexus 4 but it also important to note that rooting will void the warranty of your Nexus 4.

This guide shows you how to root Nexus 4 on Mac. Make sure the bootloader of your Nexus 4 is unlocked, check out our this guide to unlock the bootloader.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download Superboot Rooting Package to your Mac.

Step #2: Unzip the downloaded rooting package into a directory.

Step #3: Turn off your Nexus 4 and reboot into fastboot mode, to do so reboot phone by holding down volume down, volume up and power buttons.

Step #4: Plug your Nexus 10 to computer.

Step #5: Open a terminal window to the directory where you’ve unzipped above rooting package.

Step #6: Now simply type ‘chmod +x superboot-mac.sh’ followed by ‘./superboot-mac.sh’.

That’s it, your Nexus 4 is rooted now, enjoy! You’re able to install any root-required app on your Nexus 4.

Via: Modaco

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