What is root or being rooted mean?
and unzip to a folder called nexussrootICS
and move that files to the Local Drive (C
Open up a command prompt/terminal and browse to the directory by typing:
Now you are in the NexusSRoot folder to navigate
Now you need to flash the recovery. In this case we are using TWRP, it is fairly easy to use and utilizes touch screen capabilities
For Nexus S
fastboot flash recovery twrp-crespo-2.0.0RC0.img
./fastboot-mac flash recovery twrp-crespo-2.0.0RC0.img
./fastboot-linux flash recovery twrp-crespo-2.0.0RC0.img
For Nexus S 4G, type the following instead:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-crespo4g-2.0.0RC0.img
./fastboot-mac flash recovery twrp-crespo4g-2.0.0RC0.img
./fastboot-linux flash recovery twrp-crespo4g-2.0.0RC0.img
Step 4) You can now go into Recovery by choosing RECOVERY from the fastboot menu.
Step 5) Next choose “Mount”.
Step 6) Choose “Mount USB Storage”.
NOTE: is mounting doesnt work for you, then turn the device and and manually copy the SuperUser.zip file to the root of your device
Step 7) Copy the SuperUser.zip
to the internal storage of your Nexus S/Nexus S 4G.
Step 8) Choose “Unmount” on your Nexus S/Nexus S 4G.
Step 9) Choose “Install”.
Step 10) Choose “SuperUser.zip”.
Step 11) Choose “Flash now”.
Step 12) Choose “Reboot System” and reboot system.
Step 13) Your Nexus S/Nexus S 4G should now show the Superuser app, congrats you’ve successfully rooted your Nexus S/Nexus S 4G!
NOTE: this does NOT unlocked you bootloader. If you would like to unlocked boot loader please view
[ACS] [HOW TO] Root, Unroot, Flash Roms/Kernels/Themes, and CWM! (13 videos) 10/25/11
this tut is on how to root without unlocking bootloader therefore not wiping files