How to Root Nexus S

Google Nexus S has been Rooted within hours of its launch. It didn’t take much of an effort for preparing a root flaw on Gingerbread.

The power is now in your hands. The process is pretty quick and simple to do if you’re savvy enough and have rooted a device before or have experience in ADB. It doesn’t require much to root it, just a few files and some ADB wizardy.

Warning: Rooting will void your warranty. (however, there are ways of unrooting a device. Might those aren’t available as of now).

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How to Root Nexus S

  1. Connect your Nexus S to your PC/Mac and make sure device debugging is enabled. Install device drivers (if needed)
  2. Reboot into your bootloader/fastboot mode by pressing the following key combination – Volume + Power Up, or use the command “adb reboot bootloader” from terminal/command prompt.
  3. Next, use the command “fastboot oem unlock” to unlock the bootloader.
  4. Lets now install the Recovery. Download the recovery image, and run the following command “fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-herring.img”
  5. Boot into Clockwork recovery and install the Superuser zip file (adb reboot recovery, or from fastboot choose recovery). Congrats, You’ve successfully rooted your Nexus S phone!!!
  6. (optional, if you’ve no idea what pt. 6 is about, stop here) To install a rooted/insecure boot image (adb has root) use the command “fastboot flash boot rootboot.img

Have fun with your device, be the SuperUser! 

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