[Q] Nexus S Root-Windows requests 'Android 1.0' hardware driver (and other weirdness)
Team XDA Developers,
It's been a long frustrating evening and I write to you in a desperate plea for help. First off--YOU ARE ALL GENIUSES. That being said let my scrubby noobermcnooberstein train of thought commence.
Found a lot of help from 'drexman8244' on the Nexus S 'fastboot help?' thread and although I've made it decently far... I've hit a wall that I cannot overcome.
First--the specs. Running Windows XP SP3 32-bit. The phone is a Samsung GT-i9020 (aka Nexus S).
Second--I've successfully installed the Java SDK, the Android SDK, downloaded USB drivers from Google, downloaded/installed a copy of ADB into the '/SDK/tools' directory, configured the PATH value in the Windows System Environment variables in Control Panel 'System', and basically set things up to rock and roll.
Third--I turn on my Nexus S, enable USB debugging, and attach the device to the workstation. The system detects the device and produces the following output (which appears to install the Android ADB driver and successfully establish a connection to Nexus S). Verified this step by entering 'adb devices' in a command prompt. Working great!
Fourth--In the command prompt I enter 'adb reboot bootloader'. The device reboots... but here's where things get strange. The device enters Fastboot (bootloader) mode and the Windows workstation request an additional 'Android 1.0' hardware device driver to continue. (I've searched far and wide and can't seem to find something that resembles this driver)
Fifth--Regardless of my efforts to direct the Hardware Installation Wizard to the 'C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\google-usb_driver' location on my workstation... it just doesn't seem to accept that as a valid driver for the device in Fastboot (bootloader) mode. Blows my mind.
Sixth--??? What steps do you fellas think I should take next?! I've obviously tried uninstalling the device from the workstation, rebooting the Nexus S and the workstation, attempting to install the ADB driver before attaching the device and rebooting into Fastboot. Nothing I've tried seems to work.
Any input is especially appreciated and I hope that there's nothing left out. Warm regards--
Edit: Posted an album on the Imgur account in case anyone wants to look at screenshots of the steps provided.