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  2. Phocon12
    Phocon12 April 18, 2012 at 1:53 AM .

    I’ve been trying to root my nexus 4g for a while. But I keep getting the message that pdanet is incompatible with my phone. Could it be because of system updates? I am running version 2.3.7

    1. The Tech Temple
      The Tech Temple April 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM .

      If it doesn’t work, there’s a work around.  I rerooted my phone a few weeks ago (was running 2.3.7) and I don’t believe you necessarily need PDANet.  I’m guessing that you already have the android SDK.  Open that folder and run the SDK Manager and make sure that you have the updated Google USB drivers.  Once you do that you’ll want to go open up your device manager (with your phone hooked up to your computer) and right click on the thing that says “ADB.”  Update that driver with the android_usb driver you just updated (it’ll be in a folder similar to the path c drive/ android/android-sdk/extras/google/usb_web driver.

      I know that all sounds complicated but it definitely works.  I’m going to post a video because it’s a lot easier to see than read.

      1. Phocon12
        Phocon12 April 25, 2012 at 3:05 AM .

        I appreciate your feedback. I’m new to this rooting stuff and really want to do it. I just don’t want to loose all my contacts, pictures and the rest of my data. What is the best way to backup all important data?

        1. The Tech Temple
          The Tech Temple April 26, 2012 at 2:26 AM .

          Great question to ask before you begin rooting! Since you have Android, all of your contacts should already be on your Gmail account (in the contact section). I would login to you computer to make sure it look as if everyone is there. If not then I can help you with that.

          As far as pictures goes you can 1) Connect your phone to the computer and drag all of your pictures/important files from your phone to the computer 2) download google+ and let it upload all of your pictures to the cloud or 3) download dropbox and let it upload all of your pictures to the cloud/your computer

          1. Phocon12
            Phocon12 April 29, 2012 at 7:43 AM .

            Well I’m happy to report that I succesfully rooted and installed Slim onto my phone. One thing that is bugging me though, that damn google search bar. It seems to be imbedded into the background. Did you figure out a way to remove it?

            1. The Tech Temple
              The Tech Temple April 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM .

              Nicely done! Haha yeah I can’t stand that google search bar either. Download “Nova Launcher.” It’ll let you get rid of it and it still looks like the stock ICS launcher, just with more features.

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