su.zip help root Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy Nexus

For those that own the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus you probable know that the Android 4.0.4 update arrived over the weekend, but unfortunately many have apparently been experiencing problems with regaining root after the Android Ice Cream sandwich update; however fortunately there appears to be n answer to that little problem.

According to the guys over at Droid-life, if you have updated your Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.0.4 and have been having problems regaining root on the smartphone, developers have now produced a new su.zip, which can be flashed to your Galaxy Nexus so you can regain root.

So with that in mind, here are the instructions to get the job done…
First off you need to download the su.zip onto your Galaxy Nexus internal storage, you can grab the su.zip from Here, next you need to download Clockwork Recovery and put in your SDk/Tools or Platform Tools folder then from Tools or the Platform Tools holder open a command prompt.

Type in these commands, adb reboot bootloader, and wait for your device to boot to the bootloader, then type fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork, and wait until the command prompt tells you it is complete.

Then on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus scroll down to “Recovery Mode” and press the power button, and you device should boot into Clockwork Recovery, then select “install zip from sdcard,” locate the su.zip file select it and flash, finally reboot the handset and the device should now be rooted, job done.

So there you go, how to root Android 4.0.4 on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and if you give it a go feel free to let us know how you get on by dropping us a line to our comments area below.

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7 thoughts on “su.zip help root Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy Nexus”

  1. Linda says:

    I followed the directions above and when  I typed in the command it said fastboot not recognized as an internal external command. Any help is appreciated. I am still unlocked and after the 4.0.4 update have lost the privileges just like the other threads have said.:)

  2. I simply replaced the su.zip in WUGFresh and retraced the stps to unlock and root. It worked. It is the long way around but now the right su-zip is in the right place and I don’t have to remember. Thanks to all who made the work-around possible.

  3. viresh says:

    I have a mac and can get up to the platform-tools part of the folder but the adb reboot to bootloader prompt does not work, can you help pls ?

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