Originally Posted by Ravi Joshi
Hello, I have a google nexus one, unlocked. Does it require rooting - like all other locked phones do?
If you want root access then you'll have to do something to your system - unlocked simply means that the bootloader is unlocked, allowing you to flash unsigned roms. The standard android rom from google does not include the software you need to run as root, but it doesn't try to stop you either. Which means that rooting a nexus phone is a pretty simple exercise, and can be done using the standard tools.
You can root by flashing cyanogenmod or one of the other pre-rooted roms. You can root your current stock system by flashing the su application, which is the application that is used to run apps as root. Just download the su.zip for your 2.2 system (do a search on xda-developers) and flash it. You'll also want to download busybox from the market and install that, since many of the root programs like Titanium Backup also use that as well. Actually I think that Titanium Backup installs busybox if it's missing, so that may be the way to go.