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Root Superboot on Nexus S?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gwallace, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. gwallace

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    I did this today but not without some frustrating times before hand!

    I downloaded and isntalled the SDK but the drivers would not work.

    What you have to do to make the GT-i9023 work with Google Android USB drivers you got to edit the "android_winusb.inf" file located in the "extras\google\usb_driver" dir of your Android SDK installation to add the following line to both "[Google.NTx86]" and "[Google.NTamd64]" sections :

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    ;;Google Nexus S GT-i9023%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_4E20
    You need admin rigths in Windows 7 to do this.

    Secondly, as installed fastboot won't work unless AdbWinApi.dll is in the same folder. So locate the file and copy it to the same folder as fastboot.exe and then it will work as described in the various how-to guides.

    I am about to do the Voodoo kernel test to make sure it works with my particular phone.

    UPDATE: OK, this was a bit of a pain!

    Once Fastboot is working and you have unlocked your boot loader (WARNING this will wipe your pheon so back up first), ignore the aadb remount command you see in most guides, it is unnecessary.

    However, I had downloaded a Voodoo kernel that included root and it would not work. So I downloaded the one listed on the XDA dev forum that just said Voodoo kernel and that worked fine.

    Will play with it for a while and flash it once I know all is good.

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    how is the voodoo kernel? right now im running cm7 with clockworkmod's kernel thinking bout switching the kernel.
     
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    Which Voodoo kernel? The stock Kernel with Voodoo? I have used both the stock Voodoo Kernel and the Netarchy Kernel with Voodoo control. Overall i prefer the Netarchy Kernel with CM7 sound quality is great, and everything is as smooth as butter without overclocking. My device has had some issues with the BFS version but CFS has always worked great. And i know benchmarks don't really matter but with CM7 final and Netarchy 1.3.0.2 i score 2900 on quadrant.

    I don't know if it was just my device but i seemed to have a lot of problems with the stock Voodoo Kernel. It gave me dimmed reboots and a few other problems.
     
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