Nexus S rooted

It's of little surprise that the Nexus S has been rooted and already has Clockworkmod recovery installed, which is what you see above. Just as we predicted, custom ROMs are right around the corner, folks. If you need help getting started, we've got bootloader and fastboot info in our Nexus S forums. [@Clockworkmod, Nexus S Forums]

Update: Rooting instructions can be found here.

Update #2: If you're having an issue with those instructions (many are) have a look here for the old fashioned way to get rooted

There are 10 comments

ceemay says:


Why didn't they just sell the phone rooted by default already?!

They did one better -- the bootloader can be unlocked (and relocked) at will. This way any software you would like to try can be flashed to the device, rooted or otherwise.

KSmithInNY says:

wait a minute ... all this and the world didn't explode into tiny little pieces??? weird

Are you listening manufacturers/carriers? :p

font1975 says:

It can be relocked? Cool, I could've sworn the Nexus One was a one-way deal. If this can be relocked, even better!

Never bothered with rooting and custom roms because I always wanted a way back to factory settings.... I might just start playing now.

romma says:

Pure Awesome!

demodom8 says:

I want this magnificent treasure...

BSG75 says:

mmmm, Gingerbread for my Incredible...

droideris says:

Nope, I checked, we're still waiting on anything usable. The best is r2DoesInc's SDK build v5, which is slow as **** and basically useless. They have most of the drivers working, so the recent AOSP release should mean a useful build soon.

ZDriver says:

Anybody got this thing overclocked yet? Like to see some benchmarks