Unlocking/rooting your Galaxy Nexus

This process is similar to all the other Nexus phones, which come unlockable thanks to google:

Download:

Clockwork Recovery for Galaxy Nexus (CDMA):
http://download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-toro.img

Superuser update package:
http://download.clockworkmod.com/test/su.zip

Using a console and fastboot (which can be obtained in various places, look around):

# boot into fastboot by powering off, then turning the phone on with volume-up + power
# unlock
fastboot oem unlock
# boot recovery
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.2-maguro.img
# note the trailing slash when pushing the superuser zip
adb push su.zip /sdcard/


Install su.zip from clockwork recovery like you normally would.

In case you flash recovery, you can revert back to stock recovery with this image:
http://download.clockworkmod.com/test/stock-toro-recovery.img

Full/official factory images:
https://groups.google.com/group/android-building/msg/f6002e27c9b41a5d?pli=1
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