1. xxAuroraxx's Avatar
    So I finally picked up the Nexus S 4G yesterday. I've had some issues unlocking and rooting it, so here is a bit of advice if you are also having trouble.

    The phone doesn't have an SD card slot. Whenever someone mentions it for this device, they mean internal memory.

    The drivers for this phone are not exactly "complete." You need to install a third-party app in order to get your machine to recognize the phone. Install the desktop version of PDA Net.

    On Cyanogenmods wiki, the version of Clockwerk they were using is >4.0. You need to use v3.1 in order to use Cyanogenmods ROM. I could NOT get the proper ROM to install using the later version. The Cyanogen logo would just continue playing back constantly using the non-4g model's ROM. Also, don't forget to wipe dalvik in recovery mode (advanced -> wipe dalvik).

    IF you have used a bad ROM, but are still able to access Clockwerk recover, it is possible to put a new ROM on your /sdcard directory by mounting it. Just select the appropriate options through the recovery menu.
    08-23-2011 07:31 PM
  2. chud's Avatar
    I have some advice too......use the one click method.
    08-23-2011 07:51 PM
  3. xxAuroraxx's Avatar
    But that doesn't really teach you anything...
    08-23-2011 08:04 PM
  4. Shabbypenguin's Avatar
    So I finally picked up the Nexus S 4G yesterday. I've had some issues unlocking and rooting it, so here is a bit of advice if you are also having trouble.

    The phone doesn't have an SD card slot. Whenever someone mentions it for this device, they mean internal memory.

    The drivers for this phone are not exactly "complete." You need to install a third-party app in order to get your machine to recognize the phone. Install the desktop version of PDA Net.

    Wrong, there are samsung drivers, and as a google device the drivers are included in the sdk. i use pdanet as a base for them cuz its a nice tethering program and at the same time installing drivers

    On Cyanogenmods wiki, the version of Clockwerk they were using is >4.0. You need to use v3.1 in order to use Cyanogenmods ROM. I could NOT get the proper ROM to install using the later version. The Cyanogen logo would just continue playing back constantly using the non-4g model's ROM.

    dont use any roms except nexus s 4g roms... and no you can use any version of cwm...

    IF you have used a bad ROM, but are still able to access Clockwerk recover, it is possible to put a new ROM on your /sdcard directory by mounting it. Just select the appropriate options through the recovery menu.
    so... yea... your not really teaching anything anyways >.>
    chud likes this.
    08-23-2011 08:32 PM
  5. DeCourseyyy's Avatar
    I would try the rooting section tbh
    08-24-2011 09:31 AM
  6. Paul627g's Avatar
    I rooted mine using the guide on here, using Android SDK/ADB and downloading the CWM file, unlocked my bootloader and then flashed SU and away we went!

    Only issue I had was locating the fastboot. In the guide it says to point your ADB command line to C:\android-sdk\platoform-tools\fastboot oem unlock. I kept getting an error saying fastboot wasn't recognized and then after asking a friend he said look around. I found the fastboot.exe needed located in the C:\android-sdk\tools\ folder

    I just copied and pasted it over to the C:\android-sdk\platform-tools\ directory because there are needed .dll files in that directory to run with fastboot.exe and everything went off without a hitch from there.
    08-24-2011 10:19 AM
  7. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    Trying to root mine - just hangs at fastboot oem unlock. CMD says waiting for device, phone just sits there on the bootloader and doesn't do anything. Not a root noob at all - but I'm stumped by this one. Any ideas??
    08-24-2011 07:35 PM
  8. evoldroid's Avatar
    I have some advice too......use the one click method.
    I second that !
    08-24-2011 08:06 PM
  9. arisenfury's Avatar
    Trying to root mine - just hangs at fastboot oem unlock. CMD says waiting for device, phone just sits there on the bootloader and doesn't do anything. Not a root noob at all - but I'm stumped by this one. Any ideas??
    Shot in the dark... Did you turn on USB Debugging?
    08-24-2011 08:28 PM
  10. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    I second that !
    One-click = n00b = FAIL. Hate one-clicks.

    Shot in the dark... Did you turn on USB Debugging?
    Yes I had debugging on lol. Figured it out- somehow didn't have the right drivers. Had to use the PDANet method.
    08-24-2011 08:46 PM
  11. Paul627g's Avatar
    One-click = n00b = FAIL. Hate one-clicks.



    Yes I had debugging on lol. Figured it out- somehow didn't have the right drivers. Had to use the PDANet method.
    Windows 7 machine by any chance? If so there's your problem/answer.
    08-24-2011 09:16 PM
  12. JeffDenver's Avatar
    It doesnt have an SD Slot? wtf?

    I thought all Android phones had SD slots.
    08-25-2011 08:32 AM
  13. Paul627g's Avatar
    It doesnt have an SD Slot? wtf?

    I thought all Android phones had SD slots.
    No the Nexus S 4G doesn't have a SDCARD. It has 16 gig built into the device and it "acts/functions" just like a removable sdcard.
    08-25-2011 09:41 AM
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