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Some advice rooting - Windows
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.
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Re: Some advice rooting - Windows
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.
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