If you though that Breaking the rules was an easy affair while to reverse the same is an equally difficult task then you need to think on this thought again as in the due course of the article we will check out on how you can easily Unlock, Lock, Root and Unroot the device just with one single click each. For this all you need to do is to follow the tutorial carefully. The tool which we will be using in the due course of the article is called as the Galaxy nexus toolkit.
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Before proceeding, you need to ensure that all the data is backed up easily so that just in case if the data get backed up, the same can be restored easily. It’s not recommended to back up the data using the PC Suite as it may or may not detect the current firmware. With the help of below mentioned tools, you can backup / restore the data.
Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
So assuming that you have backed up the data, you can now proceed to the next step where we will see on how to root and unroot the Galaxy nexus device. As of now this procedure can ony be applied to all the Galaxy Nexus devices only.
Procedure to Root-Unroot & Unlock-Lock the Galaxy Nexus:
- First up you need to Download Nexus Rooting tool kit in your computer and once it’s done, you need to extract the same in your computer . Once you install the same, open it and click on the “Drivers + SDK” which will then download and install all the required components which we will be requiring in the due course of the article.
- Once you are done with the above step, you now need to click on the Unlock + Root” or “Unroot + OEM lock” depending upon your device and operator and also depending on your needs of course.
- Just in case if you don’t know the difference between these both options, then “Unlock + Root” will not just unlock the device but also will be rooting the device so that you can easily install the custom roms in your phone. Once you select this option, the super user apk file too will be pushed in your sd card, flashes the Clock Work Mod recovery and also provides the automated on screen instructions so as to assist you in the rooting process.
- If you choose to select “Unlock + OEM Lock“ then it will be flashing all the components to bring back your phone in the factory state so that the lost warranty due to rooting is restored. So, in this way you have successfully learnt on how to lock, unlock, root and unroot the Galaxy Nexus device. Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will ensure that all your issues are addressed at the earliest.