[MOD] [DEV] Insecure Boot Image for Nexus S on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (JRO03E)
This is my first mod/hack at this level, so I am extremely excited about it. Here's some history:
I flashed the JB OTA and then started missing using adb remount. I looked around for an insecure boot image but couldn't find a JB-based one. I looked into the OTA's zip file and didn't find boot.img there so at first, I thought JB used previous ICS 4.0.4's boot.img but upon looking into updater-script from the OTA's zip file, I saw the OTA patched the existing one rather than flashing a new one.
So long story short, I extracted it from the phone, unpacked it, set ro.secure=0, repacked it and tried booting it, and it worked, so I just flashed it and have been using it for a while now.
Note that this is not for everyone, and most will not even require it but for those who do, here it is. Enjoy, and don't forget to hit the Thanks button.
Download Nexus S Insecure Boot Image for Jelly Bean
(Off-site link on my blog; I have also written a guide there for those interested in learning how to flash it but if you just want to download it, skip to the end of the post to find the download link.)
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