How To Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250

samsung galaxy nexus root

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is considered to be a perfect Nexus device, thanks to Google’s up-to-date software as well as Samsung’s hardware. Even today, people prefer buying the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, no matter how old the device actually is.

However, some also feel that the performance of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has started to fade out. And hence would like to root their device. If you’re one among those who are interested in rooting their Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and if you’re seeking out for a rooting tutorial for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you’re at the right place as today we will be guiding you through a detailed tutorial on how to root Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

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Before we move into the rooting tutorial, below are some warning information that you should be aware of:

  • There are chances of damaging your Samsung Galaxy Nexus during the rooting process. Hence, proceed at your own risk.
  • We are not responsible if you damage your Samsung Galaxy Nexus during or after completing the rooting process.
  • Rooting will void the warranty of an Android device. Hence you might lose all your warranty benefits over your Samsung Galaxy Nexus after you root it.
  • Only proceed with this tutorial with a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with model number GT-I9250.


Below are some prerequisite procedures to complete prior to rooting your Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250.

  • Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Nexus has  at least 80% of battery backup.
  • Make sure that you download and install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Nexus on your PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus by going through Settings>Developer Options> USB Debugging and then ticking the USB Debugging check box.
  • Download the root kit from here.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

Below is the detailed tutorial on how to root your Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

  • Switch OFF your Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
  • Extract the root kit that you downloaded earlier.
  • Now enter FastBoot mode in your Smartphone by pressing Volume Up+Volume Down+Power keys at the same time.
  • Now from the extracted root kit folder, run the ODIN flash tool.
  • A new window will appear.
  • Connect your Smartphone to the PC.
  • If you installed the USB Drivers properly, the ODIN flash tool will recognize your device.
  • Now from the ODIN flash tool window, click on the PDA button.
  • Now choose the file with “.tar” extension from the root kit that you extracted earlier.
  • Now click on the Start button.
  • After the first box goes completely green, your device will then start to reboot.
  • Wait for the reboot to complete successfully.

After the reboot process completes, check whether a new “SuperUserSU” app has been installed on your device or not. If yes, then congratulations, you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In case of any suggestions or queries, please leave them as comments below.

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Himanshu Saxena

An Android Geek, who keeps learning about the latest stuff in the Google's mobile OS. More about the author: Google

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