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By annndrewww, Senior Member on 25th January 2011, 01:54 AM
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The Superboot root method boot.img for 2.3.2 is now live thanks to Paul over at Android @ MoDaCo.

"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!"



Using Superboot

- Download the zip file and extract
- Connect Nexus S via USB cable (with debugging enabled - Settings->Applications->Development->Check "USB Debuggging")
- Boot into bootloader mode - (Turn on while holding 'volume up')

- 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'

*Again, All credit goes to Paul at Android @ MoDaCo*
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25th January 2011, 02:16 AM |#2  
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Cool I'm rooted already but nice to see easier ways of doing it for the noobs. Appreciate the work.

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25th January 2011, 03:21 AM |#3  
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Updated today to 2.3.2 and lost root. Used this and I'm back up and running ! Thank you!!!

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25th January 2011, 08:13 AM |#4  
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can u do this being rooted or do you have to revert to stock
25th January 2011, 08:15 AM |#5  
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For some reason this didn't work for me. I tried it twice but each time the phone rebooted I still didn't have root. Do I have to unlock fastboot?
25th January 2011, 08:20 AM |#6  
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For some reason this didn't work for me. I tried it twice but each time the phone rebooted I still didn't have root. Do I have to unlock fastboot?

i think you would
25th January 2011, 08:34 AM |#7  
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25th January 2011, 09:09 AM |#8  
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finally regain root, thank you!!!
25th January 2011, 09:27 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by qreffie

For some reason this didn't work for me. I tried it twice but each time the phone rebooted I still didn't have root. Do I have to unlock fastboot?

Yes. These instructions assume you have already unlocked your bootloader.

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25th January 2011, 09:55 AM |#10  
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maybe a noob question: if I just root my Nexus S using this method (no custom rom installation), will I still be able to get OTA updates from google?
25th January 2011, 10:08 AM |#11  
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maybe a noob question: if I just root my Nexus S using this method (no custom rom installation), will I still be able to get OTA updates from google?

Yes. You may have to re-root after updates but your phone will prompt you when OTA updates are available just like normal.


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