1. beedip's Avatar
    Well I am new to the android community and the Nexus S 4G is my first Android phone. I decided to root it earlier today with the how to guide, but I seem to be missing a step. I downloaded the Android SDK and in my "platform-tools" I don't have a file "fastboot oem unlock".

    Basically I am stuck with an updated SDK manager, Pdanet installed, and recovery image set on the SD. Can anyone tell me where I can find the file I need to finish this?

    08-13-2011 10:05 PM
  2. chud's Avatar
    It's not a file, it's a command you type.
    08-13-2011 10:18 PM
  3. beedip's Avatar
    When I type the command it just says "fastboot is not recognized as a command". I am really new to this stuff.
    08-13-2011 10:26 PM
  4. chud's Avatar
    Did you download the superuser and recovery image files? You need more than just the SDK.
    08-13-2011 10:50 PM
  5. beedip's Avatar
    Yeah I have both, I used the links from the guide
    08-13-2011 10:59 PM
  6. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    Did you change your directory in the command prompt to where your Sdk / platform-tools before you do the commands.

    You may also need to go in your SDK and move the fastboot file from tools too platform-tools.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    08-14-2011 01:38 AM
  7. beedip's Avatar
    Yeah I'm in the platform tools in CMD, and that's where it tells me fastboot is not a valid command.
    08-14-2011 12:16 PM
  8. evoldroid's Avatar
    The one click method is soooo much easier
    08-14-2011 12:27 PM
  9. beedip's Avatar
    Alright I Finally got it to unlock, thanks to all who helped, I appreciate it!
    08-14-2011 02:23 PM
  10. koanhead878's Avatar
    I was having this same problem. The CMD message I was getting was: "'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

    Moving the fastboot file from the SDK's tools folder to platform tools as suggested by igotsanevo4g fixed the issue. Thank you!

    (Was keeping track of this thread and noticed beedip didn't mention what piece of help helped him out. Thought I would mention it.)
    08-16-2011 10:30 PM