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
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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
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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)