The folks at XDA have always done it and they have come with another root, this time for the Samsung / Google Nexus S. They have found the Nexus S root within a day of its availability in the stores. Last day, that is, December 16, it was made available to buy in US through Best Buy stores and now the Nexus S rooting method has been brought out by the XDA developers.

Root Nexus S on Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Below are the instructions to root Nexus S on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

First, reboot into your bootloader/fastboot mode. (Volume + Power Up, or adb reboot bootloader)

fastboot oem unlock

Then, install this recovery:…rk-herring.img

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-herring.img

Then boot into Clockwork recovery and install the Superuser zip file (adb reboot recovery, or from fastboot choose recovery):

To install a rooted/insecure boot image (adb has root, THIS IS OPTIONAL, THE ABOVE STEPS ALREADY GOT YOU ROOT):…g/rootboot.img

fastboot flash boot rootboot.img

If you are having any doubts or difficulties in rooting Nexus S, then slide to this page for more info.

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