How to Root Galaxy Nexus GSM on ICS Android 4.0.2 Firmware – Tutorial

Galaxy Nexus LogoWanna root your Galaxy Nexus GSM phone after Updating to ICS Android 4.0.2 firmware version? If yes, then we will check out in the due course of the article on how to root the device. This rooting procedure works effortlessly on this firmware version and is absolutely safe to root the same. The only one thing you need to ensure is that the device. Before proceeding, you need to ensure that the phone is on the Android 4.0.2 firmware of build ICL53F, it won’t be working on any other build. The method which we will be using so as to root the device is by the CF Root method.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner just in case if anything wrong happens to your device, which is a very unlikely event if you follow the procedure which is mentioned below.

Rooting Information: Please note that once you root the device the warranty will get void, so keep a note of this. The only way with which you can revoke the root access is that you need to again re apply the firmware update.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Check the Current Firmware:
To check on which firmware you are on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830, then you need to go to the path Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version where you will find the version of Android OS where it will show Android 4.0.2 Firmware with build ICL53F.

So, assuming that you have read all the important information bits in the above mentioned article, you are now ready to proceed to the next step where you need to follow two pre Requisites which includes the data backup and some other tips so as to facilitate smoother rooting process.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Backup all your data present in your phone memory, just in case if any data is lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the below mentioned tips.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Filesetc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Up next ensure that the device is left with the minimum of 60% battery charge so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of rooting process.

Let’s head to the instructions mentioned in the next page with which you can Root your Galaxy Nexus GSM version.

10 Comments
  1. Reply alvs May 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    rooted my device quick & fine!! Thank you!

  2. Reply Radie April 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Dick move, really should have mentioned somewhere that this would reset my phone and wipe all the data… Seriously…

  3. Reply subhash April 11, 2012 at 2:13 am

    can this root process work on ICL53F.I950ZSKL2
    BUILD NUMBER

  4. Reply Mike April 5, 2012 at 3:04 am

    When I try to do this process, the ID:COM section does not turn yellow. Which drivers do I need to install for this to occur?

    • Reply Mike April 5, 2012 at 3:06 am

      Nevermind, it worked when I retried it.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      you need to install the KIES as it will install all the drivers which are required!

  5. Reply afra March 15, 2012 at 2:31 am

    why this site sont want to show my comment :!!!!!!! x-(

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      we manually replay to each comment, so sometimes it gets delayed! all the comments are moderated!

  6. Reply afraaa March 14, 2012 at 5:24 am

    why u have not mentioned important thing that the bootloader should be unlocked first !

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