Fortunately the simple method to unlock and root Samsung Galaxy Nexus just release by WugFresh. The program contains files to unlock and root Galaxy Nexus, or flash it back to stock ROM and re-lock it. This method only needs 2 click windows as the entire process. Very simple even for the new Android’s user since it likes what we do with windows program.
Unlock and root Samsung Galaxy Nexus are needed for anyone who loves to install some custom mods and ROMs. Even though the process is not difficult but no easier method comes out until WugFresh developed an easy Windows application as simple as possible through automation.
But don’t happy too much since for now the application only applicable for Verizon Galaxy Nexus where the GSM version of Galaxy Nexus is not supported yet, hopefully it will happen on next version. To begin, set your Galaxy Nexus into USB debugging mode, than plug in to your computer. Now you must download the GnexRootToolkit.sfx.exe before install it to your computer, just doucle clicking GnexRootToolkit.sfx.exe to extract the content to %PROGRAMFILES%GnexRootToolkit, than let the shortcuts place on your Desktop and Start Menuprograms.
Afterward, launch the program for first use, use the Drivers + SDK option first to install and configure the necessary component to your computer. Remember you need to have root/admin access to the computer that you use to install the application to unlock and root Samsung galaxy Nexus. Now, click the “Unlock + Root” to restart your galaxy Nexus in bootloader mode. Unlock the bootloader to install Superuser APK but please notice this process will wipe your Galaxy Nexus. Now you will have Galaxy Nexus with root permission and no command line once the restart process finish. To lock and unroot your galaxy Nexus, just reverse the method above by clicking “Unroot + OEM lock” menu, it is very useful to erasing all user data before selling or returning the phones.
However since unlock and root Samsung Galaxy Nexus method need to wipe your phone, just ensure you back up your data and put it on safe place. This is a basic rule to prevent from unwanted thing happen if you do something with your phone. Since the method only applicable for Verizon Galaxy Nexus, please come here often to get the latest method to Unlock and Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus.