I have a Nexus S which sadly has a broken power button. This means I cannot do anything in recovery mode. Recently, after downgrading from a Cyanogenmod 10.1 nightly to and experimental build, it got stuck in a boot-loop.

I am trying to install ClockworkMod Touch, I think this would probably be the fastest (and most permanent) option. I have an .img file, but also a flashable .zip file for ClockWorkMod Touch.

The problem is, I am unable to either flash the .zip, or install the .img, because my PC doesn't detect a device in fast-boot mode.

Does anyone know how to install the zip using ADB, with commands that are available through either regular boot or recovery mode?

I could also try and send keystrokes for the power button through ADB but this wouldn't work in recovery.

Thanks for the help in advance!

Update: The phone wont go into Fastboot-usb mode, I dont know why. (I am not using the original USB cable)

Update 2: I managed to fix the bootloop by reinstalling the ROM using

    adb shell
    recovery --update_package=/sdcard/cmupdater/cm-10.1-20130121-EXPERIMENTAL-crespo-M1.zip

Still would like to know how to install CWM touch.

  • Can you please tell me how were you able to push the ROM without getting into fastboot? I'm stuck in the same situation and I'm getting a device not found error when i try the adb shell command.
    – user29036
    Feb 24, 2013 at 19:01

1 Answer 1


Check this out. It's a step-by-step guide on how to load a rom with fastboot. Maybe it helps.

Also, additional info can be found on xda forums.

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    Thanks for your response, but the problem is my PC doesn't detect my phone while in fastboot mode, so i can't send any commands.
    – Hihaatje
    Feb 19, 2013 at 20:35
  • Take a look at Universal naked driver. Might help. Please read the thread before doing anything.
    – yohlulz
    Feb 19, 2013 at 20:48
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    The universal naked driver is just a repacked adb drivers, which is pointless because it got stuck in a boot-loop which is defeating your answer!
    – t0mm13b
    Feb 19, 2013 at 21:18

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