Nexus S bootloader unlocked (rooted)
- shutdown the phone
- hold down volume up + power
- Now you are in the standard recovery mode
- assuming you have 2.3 SDK installed with fastboot (Google around for that info..), now on terminal/windows or Windows cmd depending on OS type "fastboot devices" to check your device can be seem via USB
- assuming you device is seen via fastboot devices, now type "fastboot oem unlock"
- accept...and new bootloader is unlocked...
- now we need a custom recovery from clockworkmod or amon_ra, and we'll be good to go
This was the same for the Nexus One, except of course different way to get into recovery...
Last edited by gandalf44; 12-16-2010 at 12:32 PM.
not rooted, just bootloader unlocked
Sorry, I should not have put rooted in the title. All this does is unlock the bootloader. Until we get amon_ra or clockworkmod to give a custom recover to flash some additional files to get superuser, we ain't rooted, so don't want to give anyone the impression I actually "rooted" my Nexus S.
But the bootloader is unlocked, and I have the nice unlock icon on bootup at least
- 12-17-2010, 03:58 PM #3
Any help is appreciated. Thanks y'all!
- 12-17-2010, 05:25 PM #4
- 12-18-2010, 10:54 AM #5
- 12-31-2010, 01:31 AM #6
- 01-01-2011, 04:54 PM #7
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- 01-03-2011, 02:08 PM #8
I appreciate the advice...
I have 2.3 SDK installed....
But when I go to "run > cmd" to get a command window, I'm still getting an message that "fastboot is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."
What am I doing wrong? I saw a window that installed Android ADB....
For the guy who dinged me on my searching capabilities, I can give you a list of places I'm searching and articles I've bookmarked. I'm trying. I'm sure there's just something simple I'm missing.
- 01-03-2011, 02:27 PM #9
you either have to add the tools and platform-tools folder from the SDK to your PATH, or run the commands while inside the folders.
cd C:\Android\android-sdk-windows\tools fastboot devices
Fastboot only works if your phone is in bootloader mode, and you have a fastboot ADB driver installed. Yes, it's different from the normal adb driver. Once you find fastboot and try it, if it doesn't see your device look here:
If you're not running 64 bit windows, choose the 32 bit version to download.ಠ_ಠ
- 01-03-2011, 04:37 PM #10
I actually finally got the bootloader unlocked and was following the steps from this site: How To: Root the Samsung Nexus S | TheUnlockr
It worked great & I got all the way up through step 6 under rooting the phone, but then, when I try to select Recovery, I just get a white & yellow triangle with the little Android and nothing ever happens after that. My phone is back to factory settings and I can see that the superuser.zip is in the root, but i can't get past this step. Any advice?
- 01-04-2011, 11:52 AM #11
You know what? I have to admit - I followed this guide: [HACK] 23/Dec GRH78: Superboot - rooting the Nexus S - xda-developers. Beats the heck out of anything else I've found. I'm now fully set to go! Bootloader unlocked, and fully rooted. Not that it didn't take work, but the payoff is great!
- 01-05-2011, 10:20 AM #12
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- 09-23-2011, 12:46 PM #15
Re: Nexus S bootloader unlocked (rooted)
Sorry for the thread necromancy. I just wanted to point out that this procedure will completely wipe your phone's memory. That includes USB storage. I learned that today the hard way.
(I had actually installed all the appropriate backup apps and backed up all my data to the USB storage, but I neglected to copy that all to my computer before proceding)