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    Default ordered a nexus s on ebay just want to make sure i understand

    this is a complete stock nexus s (t-mobile) but i hear if i install cm7 i wont have to root,

    so

    step 1. download cm7 from their site

    step 2. move the file to root of SD card

    step 3. boot into recovery (volume up/poewr on) wipe data, factory reset

    step 4. wipe cache partition

    step 5. install the zip from SD card

    step 6. reboot using the recovery option

    step 7. enjoy cm7?

    but what is this i hear about having to unlock a boot loader? and also that the nexus s doesnt come with clockwork recovery and u have to install it manualy O_O

    i thought these google phones were the most custom friendly :S

    please help!! thanks!!
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    Default Re: ordered a nexus s on ebay just want to make sure i understand

    They are the most custom friendly we have a ton of roms and unlocking the boot loader takes access to a PC which they assume everyone who wants to hack the phone has. I don't I had to use a friends laptop to unlock my bootloader and install ClockWorkMod Touch Recovery. I just have no use for a laptop other than the occasional need to root a phone or like this bootloader ordeal I just use a friends laptop

    *just answered what I could with 100% certainty

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