How to root Google Nexus 4 for Free

Google Nexus 4, manufactured by LG, is actually one of Google’s own. So, it always up to date with the latest version of Google.

Google Nexus 4 has a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with Krait CPUs (meaning it should be crazy fast), a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels) display with Zerogap Touch technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front camera, and a 2100 mAh battery rated for upwards of 15.3 hours of talk time

Now root your Google Nexus 4 following the guide below.

Preparing to root your Google Nexus 4:

  1. Download Android Root and install it on your computer.
  2. Make sure your Google Nexus 4 is powered on and has at least 50% battery level

Google Nexus 4 rooting - connect device screen

1. Double-click the desktop icon to launch Google Nexus 4 Android Rooting software.

You will then see the see the initial phone ‘not connected’ screen.

2. Next, connect your Google Nexus 4 to the computer via the USB cable.

If this is the first time you’ve connected your Google Nexus 4 to your PC then you will have to wait till the USB drivers are installed before the Google Nexus 4 Rooting software will detect the phone (the original USB cable is recommended).

3. Next, enable USB debugging mode on your Google Nexus 4.

If you have already done this, skip this step and move on. If not, please follow the instructions as shown on the software interface according to your Android version. The video below may be able to help you enable debugging mode on your Google Nexus 4.
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4. Note: Read the notifications carefully before proceeding.

There are many advantages and dis-advantages to rooting your Google Nexus 4. Please ensure that you know what your are doing and only continue after you’ve read the notifications and aware if the inadvertent consequences.

5. Click ROOT to start the rooting process when you are ready.

It will take 3 to 5 minutes to complete the phone rooting process. Once you’ve started it, do not move, touch, unplug USB cable or perform any operation on your phone!

Google Nexus 4 rooting completed

6. ROOT Succeeded! Click Finish and wait for the phone to reboot.

Your Google Nexus 4 is now successfully rooted and you need to click Finish to reboot it in order for the changes to take full effect.

Do not touch, move or unplug it until it reboots. Check your device and you’ll find a SuperSU icon, which is the mark of a successful ROOT.



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