Google Nexus S is an entry-level Android smartphone, which comes with a 4.0-inch touchscreen display powered by a 1.0 GHz Cortex-A8 processor along with 512 MB RAM and the device runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgradable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. If you own this smartphone and looking for a way to root it, then you are on the right page. I have given a tutorial to the root Google Nexus S smartphone here.
You can be able to root the Google Nexus S smartphone by using the following rooting tutorial given here. Once you gain root privileges in your device, you will get the ability to flash custom recoveries, remove pre-installed system applications, install custom ROM firmware’s and do a lot more things.
WARNING: Rooting your Google Nexus S smartphone will null your device warranty, and you won’t be able to claim it until you unroot your device. So, think well about it before getting started with the rooting procedure.
Step 1:First, make sure that your device has at least 50% to 60% of battery backup, as the rooting process is always a time-consuming one and if your device gets switched off in the middle of the rooting process due to lack of battery backup, it will get bricked.
Step 2: Next, take a complete backup of your personal data in your smartphone. This step is for safety purpose.
Step 3: Now download Google Nexus S USB driver and install it on your computer. By doing this, you will be able to connect your smartphone with the computer.
Step 4: Next, enable the USB Debugging Mode in your smartphone by following this path: Settings ->Developer Options -> USB Debugging. If you can’t see the developer options in Settings, enable it by following this path: Settings -> About Phone (tap on the Build Number for 5-7 times to enable it).
After finishing all these prerequisites, you can move forward to the rooting tutorial given below.
Tutorial To Root Google Nexus S Android Smartphone:
Step 1: To get started, download kingoroot for windows and install it on your computer. Once the installation is completed, launch its window.
Step 2: Next, connect your smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable. If you haven’t installed the USB driver of your device in the computer properly, Kingo Root will automatically download the required USB drivers and install them.
Step 3: After the installation of the USB driver, you will get the following message: Google Nexus S Normal Mode. Root Status: No. Now, click on the “Root” button to begin the rooting process.
Step 4: It will take one or two minutes for Kingo Root to finish the rooting process, and once it is finished, you will get the message “Root Succeeded.”
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished rooting Google Nexus S smartphone. For confirmation, install Root Checker for Android in your device and confirm your device’s root privileges.
If you own a smartphone or tablet other than Google Nexus S and would like to get rooting tutorials for the same, kindly visit our Rooting Tutorials page.
If you encounter any issues while following this rooting tutorial, do let me know via comments.