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By th3fallen, Senior Member on 6th January 2010, 06:59 PM
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Root the Nexus with ROM Links *Updated*

-------Notes--------
1. This does void your warranty.
2. The root image auto installs the superusers permission app
3. I am in no way responsible for anything that goes wrong.
4. Once you unlock the bootloader it does a factory reset on your phone.
5. I don't mind people posting this tutorial on their sites for others to see and use but I do ask that I'm at least given credit for my work.

1. Download fastboot and adb files:
Here

2. Extract tools.zip to a folder and Open a command window in that folder by holding down your shift key and right clicking anywhere in the window and select open command prompt here

3. Then with your phone turned off hold the power and trackball to access the bootloader.

3b. Type this command to make sure your phone is connected and reconized. "fastboot.exe devices"

4. Once in the bootloader type this command in your command prompt "fastboot.exe oem unlock"

6. Follow what that sceen says.

7. Flash Amons RA Recovery Image from here

---------------Now to root your phone.---------------

1. Once you've flashed the recovery image turn your phone off.

2. Then power on by holding power button and trackball then tap the power button to access the bootloader.

3. From there use your volume keys to go down to recovery and hit power button again to access the recovery console.

4. Enjoy rooted phone

---------------Now to Flash a Radio and a Rom---------------
1-Download Radio(s):

Preferred:
RADIO UPDATE - 4.03.00.21_2 (from ERE27 update)

Original Radio image 4.02.02.14 (from ERD79) in an update.zip

2. Download a Rom:
A-[ROM] Enomther's TheOfficial Nexus1
B-[ROM] CyanogenMod
C-[ROM]MoDaCo Custom ROM with Desire/Sense
D-MoDaCo Enhanced ROM

2. put both the radio and update zips on your sdcard

3. power down your phone

4. Using the volume down key and power button to get to bootloader/recovery option screen
4a Use volume key to scroll and power button to pick

5. Go to flash zip from sdcard

6. Flash radio update zip first

7. After that is complete and you've restarted when it told you to do so.
7a. In recovery..direct to wipe menu and wipe phone.

8. Flash Rom zip

9. To get root again simply reflash the nexus-addon-0.1-signed.zip (instructions above.
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6th January 2010, 07:28 PM |#2  
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Followings are instructions for OSX or any *nix platform.
Android SDK is nice to have but not needed.
You can download the Android SDK here.

I take no responsibility for what you do to your phone or your computer.

Step 1. Download the file from above post and unzip the file to your desktop.
Step 2. Open Terminal.
Step 3. Go to the folder that you zipped.

command:
cd ~
<enter>
cd Desktop/ <enter>
cd 1.1-nexusone-superboot/ <enter>

step 3. Load into fastboot on your phone.
<option 1> first power off, then power on while holding down the trackball.
or
<option 2>You can also hold down volume down while powering on and then select fastboot and press power.

step 4. Make sure fastboot can connect to your device.

command:
./fastboot-mac devices <enter>

if you can see the serial number of the phone with fastboot next to it, you are good. If not, repeat step 3.

step 5. Enter the following in your terminal screen
./fastboot-mac oem unlock (if you are on a mac)
./fastboot-linux oem unlock (if you are on a linux based machine)

step 6. If you do not want to void warranty or if you have not save your settings and contact etc, do not press yes. Save those first.
Follow instructions on screen. (use the volume up/down to switch and power to select).
Phone will reboot with unlock icon on the bottom of the X logo. Kiss your original setup goodby.

step 7. Enter the follow command:
./fastboot-mac flash boot nexusone.superboot.1.1.img <for mac>
./fastboot-linux flash boot nexusone.superboot.1.1.img <for linux>

step 8. Reboot phone by pressing volume down and pressing power. You are done!
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6th January 2010, 08:02 PM |#3  
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i vote for a sticky!
6th January 2010, 08:07 PM |#4  
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CONFIRMED WORKING. Thank you. NOTE: THIS WILL RESET the DEVICE!!!
6th January 2010, 08:10 PM |#5  
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i want to root so bad but i just cant bring myself to void the warranty on this 530$ device
6th January 2010, 08:39 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by melterx12

i want to root so bad but i just cant bring myself to void the warranty on this 530$ device

577+change but who's counting right :) But I agree I don't know if I want to void the warranty just yet
6th January 2010, 08:43 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aad4321

CONFIRMED WORKING. Thank you. NOTE: THIS WILL RESET the DEVICE!!!

Can you LOCK the bootloader after unlocking it using the same steps? That would be a first step in restoring to normal if warrenty work is required.
6th January 2010, 09:23 PM |#8  
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What is this underclocked 2?
6th January 2010, 09:27 PM |#9  
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If nobody else gives it a try by the time mine arrives tomorrow, I will root my device and then see if I can't reverse it for the sake of warranty preservation.

Glad we are already at this step on Day 2
6th January 2010, 09:40 PM |#10  
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I did this and I can't see protected apps on the market anymore.. anyone else experience this issue?

A way to check is to try to find Twidroid on the market or really any paid app
6th January 2010, 10:08 PM |#11  
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What is this underclocked 2?

its not underclocked. its 1ghz.
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