How to Root

Published on December 24th, 2012 | by Tim Schofield


Root the Nexus S / Nexus S 4G

This is the latest and easiest method to root the Google Samsung Nexus S or Nexus S 4G. This will work for any Android version. Any questions, just ask!

Wugfresh toolkit:

SuperSU zip:

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Tim Schofield

Tim Schofield is the owner of and the YouTube channel QbKing77. He has a love for all things tech and Android!

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9 Responses to Root the Nexus S / Nexus S 4G

  1. Walker Hymes says:

    Hey QBKing, maybe you can help me out, i got the nexus s 4g for my dad so he can use the free wifi tether because he cant get interent where he lives so i tried rooting it and using the “WIFI teather for root” app but apparently it doesnt work on just stock rooted JB. so i tried reverting back to ICS or GB and i couldnt get it to work, then i tried putting CM7,9, and 10 and it will ether brick my phone(which you were able to help me unbrick, thanks again!) or i get a “status 7 instillation aborted” message. Bottom line is I have a Nexus S 4G and want to get the free wifi tethering. Can you help?

    • Bo Norris says:

      I rooted the other day and every cm rom I tried(10 10.1) got the same status 7.. Witch did mess me up considering in flashed the 4.2 Gapps first. But my wife hates my sg3 one cm10.1 so she was fine with stock

  2. JEFF COLEMAN says:

    Somehow the step to install the USB driver does not work, went to, still nothing. Maybe because I have a Windows 8 computer. It says, its not compatible. Any suggestions

  3. JEFF COLEMAN says:

    Nevermind. I used the second link and got it working. Thanks anyway

  4. JEFF COLEMAN says:

    Ok, my device is in fastboot mode and the lock state is unlocked. The pc screen says fastboot device not found, and that was the last step, before I had to stop. I finally had to reboot the device and it would not wipe. Any suggestions?

  5. Randy Franjul says:

    Awesome very helpful i got nexus s i9020a rooted!

  6. Randy Franjul says:

    btw if you are on a windows 8 pc you should install the drivers using the RAW option

  7. Terry Lee says:

    Trying to flash a CM10.1 Rom and getting the “Status 7” error as well. Stuff on XDA doesn’t work.

  8. josh says:

    i cant figure out how to install supersu HELP?!

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