How To Root Nexus 4 with CF-Auto-Root Tool – Guide
Chainfire is a well-known developer for CF-Root tool, he mostly released root tool for Samsung devices and his tool root devices in a few minutes with no trouble. Now Chainfire is paying attention to Nexus devices, he has released CF-Auto-Root tool for the Nexus 4, so it’s pretty easy to root Nexus 4 even for beginner. Rooting enables you to void the limitations of manufacture and customize every aspect of your Nexus 4.
Here’s step-by-step guide to learn how to root Nexus 4 using CF-Auto-Root tool. This tool will unlock the bootloader and it’s important to note that unlocking bootloader and rooting will void the warranty of your Nexus 4.You need a Windows PC with Android ADB drivers installed, you can follow our this guide to install Android ADB. Be sure to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, it’s very important, so don’t skip it, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
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.
Step #1: Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for Nexus 4 from here.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded CF-Auto-Root-mako-occam-nexus4.zip into a folder.
Step #3: Turn your Nexus 4 off.
Step #4: Reboot phone by holding down volume down and power buttons into fastboot mode, when screen turns on and you see “start” message in green letter, leave both buttons.
Step #5: Once you’re in fastboot mode, plug your phone to PC using USB cable, if PC ask for drivers installation, allow installation.
Step #6: Open up the folder where you’ve unzipped the CF-Auto-Root tool package.
Step #7: Run the “root-windows” file to open the rooting program, press any key to start rooting. Your Nexus 4 will reboot and show a red Android logo during rooting, once it done, your phone will reboot into normal mode.
Step #8: Download and install SuperSU app (Google Play store link) on your Nexus 4.
That’s it, your Nexus 4 is rooted now, you can install any root-required app on the phone, enjoy!