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[GUIDE] Linux Ubuntu: Unlocking Bootloader / Rooting Nexus S

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29th February 2012, 09:38 PM |#111  
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8th March 2012, 05:24 AM |#112  
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This is working!
16th March 2012, 11:30 AM |#113  
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thanks for this great guide!
19th March 2012, 10:20 AM |#114  
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great guide, thanks :)
26th April 2012, 08:01 PM |#115  
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Hello all. If I use this method on a tablet dropad a8x ( same CPU) that I will be successful or will it brick?
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22nd September 2012, 09:00 PM |#116  
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I've just picked up a 9020T Nexus S with stock jellybean. Is this still the best method for rooting the phone using Ubuntu, or is there an easier method?

I noticed that some of the links in the first post no longer work. Thanks!
23rd September 2012, 02:13 AM |#117  
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Yes it still stands and works.

Just get the SDK from Google.

Fastboot is included in the SDK. No need to worry about that link to it in the op

Edit. Also download your custom recovery and root zip of choice in place of what is in the op.

Basically sub in the new files but the process itself is the same
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25th September 2012, 02:44 PM |#118  
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waiting for device
follow the steps from 1 to 10
also got the sdk from google and fastboot was included
but when i start on the next section and run command "fastboot oem unlock" the terminal just tells me <waiting for device> and nothing appears on my phone.
earlier in this thread it says to update the drivers, how can i do that?

thanks for any help
25th September 2012, 03:18 PM |#119  
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Try typing sudo before all fastboot commands.

I used this guide and found it to be MUCH easier:
25th September 2012, 04:03 PM |#120  
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done, thanks
for a second i thought i had the same problem even with the other howto but searching in the comments i discovered that my problem was i didn't use sudo
the command is "sudo ./fastboot-lux oem unlock"

thanks again time to mess up my phone properly now
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