1. hpilot's Avatar
    Is there any way to root the NS4G with GB without wiping the phone. I don't want to have to rebuild it again (an all day process).
    09-24-2012 07:39 PM
  2. dmmarck's Avatar
    Is there any way to root the NS4G with GB without wiping the phone. I don't want to have to rebuild it again (an all day process).
    There might be an exploit that allows for a temporary unlock, a temporary recovery boot, and a flash of the superuser package. Past that, I have no idea.
    09-24-2012 07:42 PM
  3. DeathsArrow's Avatar
    Rooting isn't the issue as far as the need to wipe, it's unlocking the boot loader than requires a wipe.
    09-25-2012 08:37 AM
  4. hpilot's Avatar
    "Rooting isn't the issue as far as the need to wipe, it's unlocking the boot loader than requires a wipe."

    OK - in order to root, you must first unlock the boot loader, so you wind up in the same place. Do I have that right?
    09-25-2012 08:57 AM
  5. gandalf1369's Avatar
    You could try the procedure outlined here: http://androidforums.com/nexus-s-4g-...mac-linux.html
    09-25-2012 12:15 PM
  6. hpilot's Avatar
    You could try the procedure outlined here: http://androidforums.com/nexus-s-4g-...mac-linux.html
    Thanks, I'll give it a try...
    09-25-2012 12:56 PM
  7. Paul627g's Avatar
    There is no way to root the phone without previously unlocking the bootloader which wipes the device. Once the bootloader is unlocked and left unlocked you can do whatever you please... Leave it stock, run custom ROMs... flash a custom recovery, leave the stock recovery....
    09-25-2012 10:12 PM

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