On 4.2 (or was it 4.1?) it was really just a few keypresses in the Nexus 4 Toolkit, or downloading a simple app. With the current version 4.2.2 however, rooting has become a huge task, apparently.
I've been trying to root my Nexus 4 (running 4.2.2) but the Nexus 4 Toolkit says it's
offline. From my searches it turns out that 4.2.2 has extra "security" that makes this harder than it used to be. I'm not a developer but there's something about telling my phone that the PC that wants to root it is trusted.
I found this 14-step guide in which I am asked to install a developer toolkit, install Eclipse, and a few other things. My impression is that this is like shooting sparrows with cannonballs.
Is it really this difficult, or am I totally missing the goal here?