Hello, again! I just picked up a Galaxy Nexus (Verizon), and am wondering why if I may have missed a root forum while scanning the humungous home page. Is rooting covered on this site?
on 03/14/2013 – Made popular on 03/14/2013
I am getting a Galaxy Nexus tomorrow in a trade. My S3 for a Galaxy Nexus 32GB plus $90 cash. It's the Verizon i515 model. I was thinking about rooting it when I got it. I also have some questions about it, though.
1) I heard from a friend that has the Galaxy Nexus Sprint model, and he said I have to unlock the phone before rooting it.
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