How to root Nexus S Android 2.3.3 with Superboot

Google     01 March 2011     1 Comment

Few days back, we wrote How to install Android 2.3.3 on Nexus S. Today, we are going to let you know the rooting procedure of Nexus S.

Paul, an Android hacker has successfully rooted Nexus S with Superboot. Superboot is a boot.img that he has released. When Superboot is flashed, it will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). You do not need to flash the system partition, nor need you to use ADB. It involves no messing with contents of your data partition and you also need not to bother of overwriting the shipped ROM on your device.
Superboot

You just follow the below instructions and flash the boot image.

How to root Nexus S Android 2.3.3 with Superboot
1. Download Superboot zip file using the below links and extract it to a directory. (Check your device ‘about’ screen to determine which superboot version you need.)
* Superboot for GRI40
* Superboot for GRH55
* Superboot for GRH78 / GRH78C
2. Put your device in bootloader mode – Turn off the phone then turn on with the ‘volume up’ button pressed to enter the bootloader.
3. If you are using WINDOWS, double click install-superboot-windows.bat
4. If you are using LINUX, Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh followed by ./install-superboot-linux.sh
5. If MAC, Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh followed by ./install-superboot-mac.sh

The superboot image is also ‘insecure’, that allows you to use ‘adb remount’ as well as having full ADB root access to your device.

Note: If you are using retail Nexus S, you may need to unlock the bootloader first, using ‘./fastboot-windows oem unlock’ (or the appropriate version for your PC). Also, remember that OEM unlock sequence wipes your device (including the internal SD storage).

Disclaimer: Do it at your own risk

     
 

Author

- who has written 438 posts on TechOfWeb.

Atul is a professional blogger and techie who writes at TechOfWeb.

Subscribe to TechOfWeb feed via RSS || EMAIL || Twitter || Facebook to get instant latest tech updates.

Your Comments

1 comment

  1. jwtiyar says:

    mine is GRI54
    its not liseted above?what to do?

    thanks


Share your view

Post a comment

Subscribe Us - Email | LinkedIn

 
 
We are on Facebook
 
 
 
Related Articles
  • Root Mid Tablet aml8726 mx
  • Android Applications to Simplify your Life
  • What is the importance of the newly upgraded Google Authenticator?
  • Free Siri-Like Apps for Android
  • Router Utilities Android app for knowing Adsl max speed
  • How to hack others Android mobiles private messages
  • Android Task Manager – Know what Android mobile is doing
  • Translate your own
       

    © 2009-2018 TechOfWeb.