How To Root Galaxy Nexus Android 4.3

Root for Galaxy Nexus Android 4.3 is now available with Androidteen. I’m sorry if you feel we are too late pushing out root method for Galaxy Nexus on Android 4.3. Yes, most of the Nexus devices should have now with latest Android 4.3 OS. If you are lately updated your Galaxy Nexus, it is the right time to root it. Again, we try get you the easiest root method. If you have not update your Galaxy Nexus, you are recommend to update it NOW!! It is a MUST to update. It is great and awesome especially for Nexus devices.

In this tutorial, we selected CF-Auto-Root to root Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This root method is easy and simple to use. Your Galaxy Nexus can be rooted within 2 minutes with correct steps. It has been proven working by Chainfire, the developer of CF-Auto-Root. With CF-Auto-Root method, you can simply enjoy the very pure stock experience of Jelly Bean on Galaxy Nexus without major change but with root access added. For your information, CF-Auto-Root will not install any custom recovery for you. You have to manual install custom recovery like CWM Touch or TWRP in order to flash custom ROM. CF-Auto-Root is available for Windows, Mac or Linux OS.

First of all, we need to check now whether your device is still with bootloader unlocked. If your bootloader is locked again after Android 4.3 upgrade, do a backup and prepare to unlock again with CF-Auto-Root tool. You are good to go for rooting if you have bootloader unlocked. For first timer, for sure you need to unlock bootloader of your Galaxy Nexus and unlocking process will erase everything on your Galaxy Nexus. Follow our backup guides below before start. Ok, let’s get started.

Android 4.3 Features On Galaxy Nexus

How To Root Galaxy Nexus Android 4.3

Disclaimer: It’s always a risk to modify your device. We, Android Teen are not responsible for any damage or bricks on your device. Your device warranty may void with any mod. Check your devices warranty’s term & conditions before start. (HTC,SamsungLGSonyMotorola). Use this guide on your own risk, contact us for help if you face problem.

Pre-requisites & Requirements

  1. Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3 I9250 International version (Ensure correct device model and firmware; Check device model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number)
  2. Windows-based computer or laptop
  3. Download Galaxy Nexus USB driver for Windows and install in your computer. (Installation guide)
  4. Connect device to computer with USB cable to complete installation.
  5. Skip this step if you have installed the USB driver.
  6. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices.
  7. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial.
  8. We recommend you make a backup on your data and media files before the tutorial. You may restore the data and files if necessary.

Reminder: If you are first timer and Galaxy Nexus with bootloader locked, you need to make a full backup else you will lose all data. Ensure you meet the requirements before proceed. Contact us if you face problem.


  1. CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy Nexus  ( | 10.0MB)


  1. Download into a folder in computer.
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file. You should see CF-Auto-Root-toro-mysid-galaxynexus.tar.md5 and Odin3-v1.85.exe.
  3. Power off your device and boot to fastboot mode.
  4. Boot up your device into Bootloader Mode by press and hold the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power button until Fastboot menu and Start appeared.
  5. Connect your device to computer with USB cable.
  6. For first timer, you should see Windows to install USB driver, let’s the process to complete before proceed. (Ensure you install Android SDK – Installation guide)
  7. Launch Odin executable file by double-clicking on Odin3-v1.85.exe.
  8. Wait until Odin to show an “Added” message at the lower-left message box.
  9. After your device is detected by Odin, click on the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-toro-mysid-galaxynexus.tar.md5.
  10. Make sure the Repartition option is not checked under Options checked on Auto Reboot.
  11. Click Start button to flash CF-Auto-Root-toro-mysid-galaxynexus.tar.md5 to your device. Monitor the flash progress on Odin.
  12. A green “PASS” message should show for a success flashing.
  13. Your device shall reboot automatically.
  14. Upgrade is complete. (Check device firmware – Go to Settings -> About Device –> Android & Baseband version)
  15. If you found SuperSu is not installed in the app drawer, you may install manually SuperSU from Google Play Store.

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