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How to Root Sprint Nexus S on Gingerbread 2.3.5 update

NEXUS S 4G LogoIf you are the one who wanted to update your Samsung Nexus S 4G with the rooted version of the Gingerbread 2.3.5 then we will tell you on how you can do the same in this article. But before proceeding you will have to note that rooting the device voids the warranty and for this we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner though the rooting access can be revoked and the warranty can be claimed back once you go to your earlier version of the firmware on your Nexus S 4G.

There are quite a few options of rooting which are available to root the device like the One click rooting option to the option like Gingerbreak. So, in the due course of this article we will be seeing on how you can root your Gingerbread laden Nexus S 4G with the help of the Single click method. Please note that you will have to follow each and every single instruction carefully or else you will end up bricking up your phone for which we should not be held responsible in any manner.

The root access can only be applied for all the Nexus S 4G Phones which are powered by the Sprint network and to no other phones as if this update is applied to any other phones then there is a serious risk of bricking the phone or even you may partially brick the phone. So let’s start with some of the pre requisites which you will have to follow before we proceed for the instructions to root the phone. The main reason why we tell users to read the pre requisites is that once you follow these instructions, you will know clearly that what are all things you will have to take care of so that you will not face any issues after the rooting process. just in case if you haven’t updated your Nexus S 4G to the latest version of 2.3.5 then you can update with the same by following the instructions from the link mentioned here.

So, in the due course of the article we will see on how you can root your device. Many times it happens that you don’t wish to have certain applications which comes by default along with the phone or even sometimes it happens that you are not able to customize the device despite being using the Android phone which is highly customizable platform, so with rooting the device, you can almost do everything with your device that is right from removing the stock applications to the customizing the device as per your needs and requirements.

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  1. raj

    November 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Hiee Neal, im looking for galaxy s to be rooted with nexus s Gingerbread 23, can you please help me..

  2. raj

    November 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Hiee Neal, im looking for galaxy s to root with nexus s gingerbread. Can you help me please..!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      you wan to root galaxy s or nexus s?

  3. Bert

    September 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I did this successfully but I need to send in my device for replacement. How do I undo this root?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      just apply with any version of update!

  4. Curtis W

    August 26, 2011 at 3:30 am

    You mentioned that it’s unlikely that it would wipe all the apps, contacts, messages, etc, but when I run the batch provided it warned that it’s going to, is it or is it not?

    Press any key to continue . . .

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

      yes, you need to take the backup befoere proceeding to update!

      • Curtis W

        August 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

        Do you know any backup apps for non-rooted users that’d backup messages/backgrounds/ringtones and possibly applications/appdata?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 31, 2011 at 12:58 am

          No, these are not effective, Root and then use Titanium backup!

  5. moh

    August 7, 2011 at 1:06 am

    i get “error: device not found” after it loads daemon.

    it then tells me to look at my phone and select unlock using the volume and power buttons. but there is no such option. volume buttons just change the volume.

    im not sure if i am supposed to be looking at something on the phonee, but all that is displayed is my regular home screen.

    • moh

      August 7, 2011 at 1:24 am

      my bad, had pdanet connected

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      which device you are trying to root?

  6. jimmy c

    August 4, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    just another question. how do i update the firmware , reason i ask is. there isnt an update firmware on my phone anymore.
    just one for sprint updates

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

      which version of the update you are on?

      • jimmy

        August 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm

        im on firmware 2.3.5 build grj90

  7. Kim

    August 4, 2011 at 6:21 am

    When I’m running the PdaNet installation, I get the message: “updatedriverforplugandplaydevices err=5b4”.
    I’m running 64 bit Windows 7 and did update my Nexus S to 2.3.5.

  8. jimmy c

    August 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I do have a few questions. I had no trouble at all while rooting. but what I do notice, is 1 or 2 live wallpapers from the factory are missing, and widgets, that come pre installed like facebook are gone, is this normal? I am very new to rooting, now that I have rooted it I dont know what I can do . also is there a way to unroot it if i need to. let me know please as you are the only person I have found who knows how to root, 2.3.5 firmware, thanks

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 3, 2011 at 11:11 am

      yes if you need to unroot it then you will have to just update the device with any version of fw for your phone!

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