1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Not sure exactly what the issue is, but it's affecting a lot of folks. Here's the temporary fix to get rooted:
    Download Koush's unsecure boot image here: http://koush.tandtgaming.com//samsun...g/rootboot.img

    put it in your /sdk/tools/ folder

    Boot into fastboot, and connect to your PC

    at the command prompt:
    fastboot flash boot rootboot.img

    Download CHainsDD's superuser zip here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...-ef-signed.zip

    open the zip file, and place the su binary and the Superuser.apk (look in the folders) in your sdk/tools/ folder

    Connect to your computer and:

    adb remount
    adb push su /system/bin/
    adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/
    adb shell
    chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
    adb reboot
    This manually does what the zip flashing doesn't seem to be doing.
    12-16-2010 04:33 PM
  2. civicdrivr's Avatar
    Thanks! This worked perfectly.
    12-17-2010 01:38 AM
  3. jeromesheerin's Avatar
    im not sure if this will help me..
    my problem is the phone will not boot after applying the rootboot.img

    it stays stuck in google(white writing) black screen

    The computer will not regconsie the sd card so i cant put on the su....zip file...

    any ideas as im phoneless now :-(

    Thanks in advance
    04-07-2011 05:48 PM
  4. TDR's Avatar
    I don't think there's a problem these days with flashing the superuser zip from Clockwork Recovery (go into mount options and mount /system first!). Much less hassle than flashing an unknown boot image

    BTW, if you want to boot your Nexus S into fastboot mode directly, hold power + volume up. Handy when you've clobbered something important.
    04-10-2011 10:30 PM