I have the Nexus S (t-mobile version) that is 2.3.4 / GRJ22 and just wanted to ask, is root actually possible now?? I see lots of posts about how to do it under 2.3.3, but all the posts I have seen so far mention doing a mount /System mount /data and these ARE NOT options on the bootloader screen under GRJ22.

(these instructions do NOT work: http://www.techwhizz.com/root-google-nexus-s-android-2-3-4-gingerbread-grj22/

Am I totally missing something here? I'm usually pretty good at figuring this stuff out, but I am at a total loss here and any help would be very much appreciated!!



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Try this tutorial, http://theunlockr.com/2010/12/17/how-to-root-the-samsung-nexus-s/

  • Thank you! That looks like it will work. I will report back how it turns out.
    – orange80
    Jun 18, 2011 at 21:12
  • Unfortunately I fall into the group of OS X users who find nothing when they type $ adb devices I did verify of course that I have USB debugging checked on the phone. I tried restarting the adb server, the phone, the computer, all to no avail. Will try with Linux in the next few days, hopefully that will work better.
    – orange80
    Jun 20, 2011 at 4:17

The Nexus S is a developer phone, so yes it can be rooted by unlocking the boot-loader first. That always work.

However, many users wishes to root the phone without unlocking the boot-loader. And that is currently (18.06.2011) not possible with Version 2.3.4. Not with the Nexus-One, not with the Nexus-S.

If you decide to unlock then Lie Ryan answer shows you how.


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