How To Root The Google Nexus S
By on December 16th, 2010

The Samsung-manufactured-Google-branded Nexus S has hit the retail stores of Best Buy across the United States and many people have already managed to get their hands on the device. Now, the crazy folks over at XDA have already started tinkering around with their Nexus S and have managed to gain root access to the handset.Google_Nexus_S

The steps to root your Nexus S handset are pretty simple. Users need to follow the steps listed below to root their device -:

1) Switch off your Nexus S. Then press the Volume up button and the Power button together. Your handset should now boot in the standard recovery mode.

2) I hope you guys know your way around ADB and Android 2.3 SDK. Extract the Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK and go to that folder via Command Prompt. Then after starting the adb daemon, user need to enter fastboot devicesto make sure that their handset is properly recognized by adb. After this users need to enter adb reboot bootloader.

3) Once adb reboots your handsets bootloader, users need to enter fastboot oem unlockand press enter. Bingo! Your Nexus S is now rooted!

However, after unlocking the bootloader, the Nexus S will factory reset itself once.

Yes, you have successfully managed to root your Nexus S in three simple steps. Hopefully, a custom recovery like ClockworkMod Recovery for the Nexus S will soon be out to replace the stock recovery.

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  • John Vicencio

    Very informative, hmm not!

  • John Pugh

    Um. That’s not rooting. The stock image continues to exist. All you did was void your warranty. You still need to add a replacement img that is rooted.

  • Dinesh Upreti

    Unlocking nexus-S doesn’t mean its rooted. You have to install su to root the device.

 
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