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[ROOT] 07/Mar GRI40 colour revert: Superboot - rooting the Nexus S

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By paulobrien, Senior Member on 21st December 2010, 04:47 PM
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Introducing.... Superboot!

Superboot is a boot.img that when flashed, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash the system partition, no need to use ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just flash the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

APPLY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Before download, you need to check your device 'about' screen to determine which superboot version you need.
  • Superboot for GRI40 - Superboot with pre 2.3.3 colour configuration - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid Load Balancing) - MD5: 668d8eb2fa2ff6b7f9bd26f1aa4f7923
  • Superboot for GRI40 - Superboot - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid Load Balancing) - MD5: 6069ea0f4f04f2d35d4a868b4bb886fd
  • Superboot for GRH78 - Superboot - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid Load Balancing) - MD5: a0c8b769986876bf5cb079b2fd9309ff
  • Superboot for GRH55 - Superboot - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid Load Balancing) - MD5: 809a8e41ae8f0bb88b870cf1865aedff
The superboot image is also 'insecure', allowing you to use 'adb remount' as well as having full ADB root access to your device.

How to use Superboot - Windows, Linux and OSX

- Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory
- Put your device in bootloader mode - Turn off the phone then turn on with the 'volume up' button pressed to enter the bootloader
- WINDOWS - double click 'install-superboot-windows.bat'
- 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'
- 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'

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

Enjoy!

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21st December 2010, 05:15 PM |#2  
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Unhappy Thank You!
Thank You Paul

I am very happy to see a familiar name within the Nexus S Forums. I hope all your intentions and ideas ( Sense Anyone lol ) come to light with our new Dev Device.

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21st December 2010, 05:38 PM |#3  
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thank you will try i
21st December 2010, 05:56 PM |#4  
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confirmation that this works?
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confirmation that this works?

I am sure it works, paulobrien is pretty reliable in my opinion. I used superboot for the Nexus One and it was nothing but awesome. Just my 2 cents ;/
21st December 2010, 06:10 PM |#6  
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Worked great!! Thank you Paul. Happy to see you here and I can't wait for some kitchen goodness.
21st December 2010, 06:15 PM |#7  
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Norwich's favorite android hacker is back :)
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Thanks Paul! You had it rooted after just 3 hours of owning the Phone.
Great Work!
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The phone is setup to let you have full access to it.

This just makes the process of install the SU stuff a lot easier!

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thank you for this i dont need it since i did it the "hard" way but its good to see more devs working the nexus s
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So is this basically rooting ur phone without unlocking ur bootloader? Yes i know im a noob at this stuff

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