[Toolkit] Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit v2.1.4 [Updated 01/16/16]: Nexus S 4G Thread

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Re: [Toolkit] Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit v1.6.2 [Updated 12/29/12]: Nexus S 4G Thread

My ns4g is unlocked still but lost root. What do I need to do to re root it

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Select your build and use the root button.

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hero913

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Having problem getting the root to stick on my phone...

I do get the unlock logo and I am selecting the proper device and firmware in the toolkit.

Tried 5 times already. Can someone please advice?
 

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Having problem getting the root to stick on my phone...

I do get the unlock logo and I am selecting the proper device and firmware in the toolkit.

Tried 5 times already. Can someone please advice?

You can use 'Any Build' mode for rooting if you are having problems. Select that for your device instead. Can you specify the exact build you have so I can look into it.

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hero913

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You can use 'Any Build' mode for rooting if you are having problems. Select that for your device instead. Can you specify the exact build you have so I can look into it.

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android version 4.1.1
baseband version : D720SPRLF2
Build number : JRO03R


I'll try the other method you suggested and update you...

---------- Post added at 12:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:51 PM ----------

You can use 'Any Build' mode for rooting if you are having problems. Select that for your device instead. Can you specify the exact build you have so I can look into it.

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The method worked!!!

Thank you so much!!!


I downloaded jelly bam zip file and I wanna flash it over to the phone.

Is it safe to use the toolkit in order to do that or should I send the zip file to my phone and do the flash in twerp?

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Trying to flash using the toolkit did not work ( i couldn't use the option use any firmware)

The file pushed through properly b/c I can see it on my TWRP page but the install didnt take.

I'm gonna try to manually install it from TWRP, which should be fine correct?
 

chalan30

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ok this is weird...

I rooted the phone. Installed Jelly Bam and now the phone isn't rooted anymore.

haha youre ok, sometimes you lose root. It happens. if you read the first posts of jelly bam "fixed" youll see that it requires you to flash super su separately to regain root. search google for "chainfire xda" super user thread and download one of the cwm flashable super su zip files and flash it in recovery. you will have root after that. good luck
 
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Works perfectly, just follow all instructions!

This was amazing to use! I replaced my crappy EVO 3D with a Nexus S. It was already better. Then I used the tool kit to get rooted and it was so helpful to have all the instructions! The only thing I had trouble with was the Team Win Recovery. It wouldn't flash CyanogenMod 10. So I just flashed the ClockWorkMod Recovery instead and it worked just fine.

Thanks for the amazing work on this!
 

theandies

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Great job on your tool kit. It sure makes life a little easier.
One thing that I ran into when using it while rooting my friends phone was this:
theandies-albums-tp-pictures-picture7814-root-tool-kit.jpg

This is a Nexus S 4G without an external SD card (only internal SD memory).
I installed and ran the tool kit from my external USB HDD if that makes any difference but like I said in the picture above the root took using the tool kit just never pushed SU and BB to the phone. I installed them manually. Do you think it's because I ran everything from my external drive or is it because his phone is the model with just internal memory?
Thanks
 

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Great job on your tool kit. It sure makes life a little easier.
One thing that I ran into when using it while rooting my friends phone was this:
theandies-albums-tp-pictures-picture7814-root-tool-kit.jpg

This is a Nexus S 4G without an external SD card (only internal SD memory).
I installed and ran the tool kit from my external USB HDD if that makes any difference but like I said in the picture above the root took using the tool kit just never pushed SU and BB to the phone. I installed them manually. Do you think it's because I ran everything from my external drive or is it because his phone is the model with just internal memory?
Thanks

Which toolkit version are you running? The latest? You should add me on gchat and hit me up. I would like to figure out what caused that problem for you when I get a chance.

It shouldn't matter that you ran the toolkit from an external. You could run it from a flash drive actually. Just as long as the drivers are configured.

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theandies

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Which toolkit version are you running? The latest? You should add me on gchat and hit me up. I would like to figure out what caused that problem for you when I get a chance.

It shouldn't matter that you ran the toolkit from an external. You could run it from a flash drive actually. Just as long as the drivers are configured.

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Here is what I used:
theandies-albums-tp-pictures-picture7815-toolkit-info.jpg

When I start Tool Kit I get a WIndows message that says it is up-to-date:
theandies-albums-tp-pictures-picture7816-toolkit-update.jpg


Like I said it rooted his phone I just had to install the SU and BB apk's manually. I know you want to get to the bottom of this to avoid having this problem happen with other, less experianced user. Glad to help.
 

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Here is what I used:
theandies-albums-tp-pictures-picture7815-toolkit-info.jpg

When I start Tool Kit I get a WIndows message that says it is up-to-date:
theandies-albums-tp-pictures-picture7816-toolkit-update.jpg


Like I said it rooted his phone I just had to install the SU and BB apk's manually. I know you want to get to the bottom of this to avoid having this problem happen with other, less experianced user. Glad to help.

For some reason its not prompting you for an update, but if you look at this thread, the latest public release is 1.6.3.. And you are running 1.6.0. Please always run my latest version, I can't provide technical support for legacy releases.

The updater should work perfectly in the upcoming 1.6.4 release so that should never happen again.

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theandies

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For some reason its not prompting you for an update, but if you look at this thread, the latest public release is 1.6.3.. And you are running 1.6.0. Please always run my latest version, I can't provide technical support for legacy releases.

The updater should work perfectly in the upcoming 1.6.4 release so that should never happen again.

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Ummm...........No.
theandies-albums-tp-pictures-picture7825-toolkit-info.jpg
 

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