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[GUIDE] Root and Recovery for the Nexus S

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By Koush, Retired Recognized Developer on 16th December 2010, 09:07 PM
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First, reboot into your bootloader/fastboot mode. (Volume + Power Up, or adb reboot bootloader)

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fastboot oem unlock

Then, install this recovery:

http://koush.tandtgaming.com/recover...0.0-crespo.img

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fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-crespo.img

Then boot into Clockwork recovery and install the Superuser zip file (adb reboot recovery, or from fastboot choose recovery):

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=682828

To install a rooted/insecure boot image (adb has root, THIS IS OPTIONAL, THE ABOVE STEPS ALREADY GOT YOU ROOT):
http://koush.tandtgaming.com//samsun...g/rootboot.img

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fastboot flash boot rootboot.img

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Wow Koush, that was fast
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Congratulations Koush, you're da best !
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Radical! Gonna root mine now!
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Supercurio was 5 minutes faster, in fact you're slow

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Awesome, I guess that's the benefit of 'pure google' don't need any gimmicks to get root, and custom roms
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Congratulations Koush, you're da best !

Verified, was able to root my friends with this method. Thank you.

I can't believe that its root process was really this simple, like the n1s.... I wonder if google is actually okay with us rooting our phones...
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Jesus, your a god among nerds/geeks and porn stars.
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