How To Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 On Android 4.2.1 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 can be rooted on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Galaxy Nexus I9250 is 4.65 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1 GB RAM and Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor.

In this article we will be going through the guide to root Galaxy Nexus on Android 4.2.1. Rooting will enable to flash Custom ROMs, install recovery image and more.

Rooting will void the warranty of your device and you can regain the warranty by installing official Firmware.

The guide mentioned below is only for Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 and cannot be tried on any other device or variant. You can check device model by going to Settings >> About phone.

We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.

Galaxy Nexus I9250
How to root Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250

Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.

Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.

Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.

ClockworkMod recovery should be installed.

Download Root package for Galaxy Nexus I9250 (recovery-clockwork-touch- and Superuser file (

Connect device to your computer and copy both the zip files to SD-Card of your device without extracting.

If ADB is installed on your computer then open Command Prompt window (start >> Run >> Cmd) and on the window which gets opened enter following commands:

“ADB Device” and “ADB Reboot recovery”.

Disconnect device from your computer.

If no ADB is installed on your computer then switch off your device and boot into recovery.

Hold power button and volume down button and enter recovery.

Select “wipe data/factory reset” and wait till the data gets wiped completely.

Select “install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard” and select to install “root file” and then “Superuser” file. Wait for few minutes till it gets installed.

Select “reboot system now”.

You have now rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean firmware.

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