Root Tutorial: How to Root Nexus 4 Running Android 4.3

So you’ve updated your Google Nexus 4¬† to Android 4.3 Jellybean, you probably would be interested to root your Nexus 4.
In my previous post, I emphasized on how to Unlock Bootloader and Install Custom Recovery, If you haven’t yet Unlock Bootloader and Installed Custom Recovery on your Nexus 4, it is recommended that you first do that, and then follow the Root Tutorial over here.

Root Google Nexus 4 Running Android 4.3

Google Nexus 4


  • Unlock Bootloader
  • Custom Recovery Installed, Any ClockworkMod or TWRP
  • Download SuperSU Zip file package by Chainfire [Download Link]

Once you qualify the above requirements, listed above, you should be ready to Root your Google Nexus 4.

Instructions – How to Easily Root Nexus 4

Step 1. First of all, you’re supposed to save/move the downloaded SuperSU zip file package to the root of your device (Micro SD Card).

Step 2. Now you need to Boot your device into Recovery Mode, to do it, follow the following instructions:

  1. Switch-Off your device
  2. Now press the Volume Down+Power Buttons at the same time.
  3. Release the buttons, as you see the Recovery Mode Options.

Step 3. If you’ve installed¬† ClockworkMod Recovery, then use your Volume Up/Down to navigate through the different options and Power button to select your desired option.

Nexus 4 - ClockworkMode Recovery

Step 4. If you’ve installed TWRP Recovery then, Just hit the Install and select the SuperSU zip file you’ve saved on your SD Card and Flash it. Once it gets completed, Reboot your Nexus 4 and you’re rooted.

Google Nexus 4 - TWRP Recovery Mode

Step 5. What if you’ve installed ClockworkMod Recovery? Then choose Install Zip from Sd Card, and browse through your SD Card and select the SuperSU zip file you have earlier saved.

Step 6. After you’ve flashed the SuperSU on your Nexus, It is recommended that you, Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache.

Step 7. Now from the ClockworkMod options, Choose Reboot System Now.

That’s it, You have now successfully Rooted your Nexus 4, to make sure, you were successful, check the SuperSU App installed on your Nexus 4, which confirms, you’ve done it, the right way.

If you do have queries or confused at any step, let us know in the comment section, otherwise, share your experience, how it went for you.

[source: redmondpie]