Unlock Google Nexus S Bootloader To Install Custom ROMs

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by casey on December 17, 2010

The new version of Good handset, Google Nexus S is now available at BestBuy. The bootloader of Nexus S has been unlocked. So what is the advantage of unlocking its Bootloader? Unlocking Nexus S BootLoader will allow you to go into the custom recovery mode. After that you will be able to install and run custom ROMs.

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How to Unlock Google Nexus S Bootloader:

Step 1: Download Android 2.3 Software Development Kit (SDK).

Step 2: Hold down Power Key and Volume Up at the same time.

Step 3: After that you are now you are in Standard Recovery Mode.

Step 4: Now install Android 2.3 SDK with Fastboot that you have downloaded in Step 1.

Step 5: Now open the Command Prompt in case of if you are a Windows user or open Terminal app if you are using Mac.

Step 6: Now in the command prompt type “fastboot devices” (without quotes) to check if your device is connected vis USB.

Step 7: Now you have to type “adb reboot bootloader”.

Step 8: Type “fastboot oem unlock”.

Step 9: Choose “Yes, unlock bootloader” by using volume keys. Options can be selected using power button.

Congratulations! Your Google Nexus S Bootloader has been unlocked.

Remember: The process of unlocking Bootloader will also reset the device to factory settings. via AC

At the moment there are no custom ROMs or custom recovery images available. Some developers has started working on the availability of custom ROMs. So stay tunes to VeryRite!

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