How to root Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250

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These are instructions on how to root Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 (running on Android 4.1.1 and 4.3) using Odin on Windows Computer.

Remember: Your Samsung Galaxy Nexus should have at least 40-50 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 running on Android 4.1.1 and 4.3

  1. Download and install Galaxy Nexus USB driver on your computer. If Samsung Galaxy Nexus USB drivers are already installed on your computer then skip this step.

    USB Logo

  2. Enable USB Debugging on your Galaxy Nexus Smartphone. To enable the USB debugging: Open Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging > Tap on the Checkbox to Enable it.

    Enable USB Debugging on Samsung Galaxy Nexus

  3. Now, Power off your Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone.

    Power Off

  4. Now, you have to enable Fastboot Mode on your smartphone while it is power-off. To enable FastBoot Mode: Press and Hold Volume Up, Volume Down and Power Button at same time until FastBoot Mode is enabled.

    Galaxy Nexus Fastboot mode

  5. Download and extract Root files on your Windows Computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:
  6. Chainfire Root File for Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250

  7. From the extracted file, Open root-windows.bat.

    Open Odin3.07 for Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250

  8. Once root-windows.bat is opened you will see the following window:

    Galaxy Nexus Root Files

  9. Press any key from the keyboard of your computer to begin the rooting process.
  10. Now you will be able to see Unlock Bootloader Screen on your Smartphone. Select Yes using volume up/down button and power button to continue.

    Unlock Nexus 5 Bootloader

  11. Now, on the next screen you will be able to see the FastBoot Screen with Disabled Lock State (at button) which means you have successfully unlocked the bootloader of Galaxy Nexus.
  12. Now, Galaxy Nexus will automatically show red android logo and rooting process will continue. Once Rooting process is completed your Smartphone will restart automatically.
  13. Your Google Galaxy Nexus smartphone will take 2-3 minutes to restart. Once your smartphone is restarted successfully, you will be able to see the welcome screen.
  14. Now your Galaxy Nexus is rooted successfully. To confirm, Open App Drawer (menu) and you will be able to see a new Application installed called SuperSU. If you find this app then it means your device is rooted.

    SuperSU installed on Samsung Galaxy Nexus

    Optional: You an also verify the Root Status of your Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone using Root Checker Application.


[*] No data loss process: Your Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be not affected with the above method.

[*] Warranty Void: Your Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Warranty will be Void after following the above tutorial.

[*] Google Nexus Pixel Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device, then head over to Download Google Nexus Pixel Stock Firmware page.

[*] Google Nexus Pixel USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device, then head over to Download Google Nexus Pixel USB Driver page.

[*] Credits: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus Root Tool was created by Chainfire, so full credits goes to him for the root tool.