The Samsung Galaxy Nexus (I9250) has begun to get the update to Jelly Bean 4.2.2 this week. Other devices to get the update include the Google Nexus 7 and the Google Nexus 10 tablets.
Anyone who has the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and who has the OTA update package for Jelly Bean 4.2.2 are able to just install it. However if you want to manually flash your handset as you haven’t go the update yet, then you can do so.
If your handset has the new Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update and you want to root it, then there is a tutorial below to help you.
The rooting process includes ClockworkMod Recovery 18.104.22.168, custom recovery, along with the SuperSU v1.04 as the rooting package.
The steps need to root the device on Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is listed below for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250. Before you go ahead and install it you may wish to note that the procedure has been tested but we are not responsible for anything that could go wrong. Therefore you do go ahead at your own risk.
– The Galaxy Nexus I9250 should be running on Android 4.2.2 JDQ39 firmware. Go to Settings > About phone, and check the existing build number.
– USB drivers for the Galaxy Nexus must be installed properly in the computer. [Download]
– Enable USB debugging mode.
– Backup all your data, apps and settings before you proceed.
– Make a Nandroid backup of your previous phone set up.
– The device must have at least 80 percent of battery power.
In addition, this tutorial is for factory unlocked Android phones. Therefore, it should not be tried on phones that are locked to a carrier.
Steps to Follow
Step 1: Download SuperSU v1.04 (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.04.zip) for Galaxy Nexus on your PC.
Step 2: Connect and mount the Galaxy Nexus USB memory on your computer using USB cable.
Step 3: Copy and paste the SuperSU v1.04 zip file on your SD card. Ensure that the file is in the SD card root, not in any other folder.
Step 4: Switch off the phone.
Step 5: Download CWM 22.214.171.124 (recovery-clockwork-touch-126.96.36.199-maguro.img) and save it on the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory on the computer.
Step 6: Go into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Galaxy Nexus. To do this press the Volume Down and Power keys together for a few seconds till a text appears on the screen.
Step 7: Go to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and open Command Prompt. Now run the following command:
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-188.8.131.52-magu
Step 8: Select recovery from fastboot menu and you’ll be taken to the newly-flashed ClockworkMod recovery.
Step 9: In ClockworkMod recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.
Step 10: Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.
Step 11: Use Volume keys to navigate to UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.04.zip. Select it by using the Power button and flash it.
Step 12: Once flashing is complete, reboot the device by selecting “reboot system now” from the Recovery menu. The first boot may take some time.
You should now have a device that you can gain root access to and it will be running Jelly Bean 4.2.2.