Nexus One already rooted? (Think they’ll announce that on the 5th?)

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by Mike
Posted December 30th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

You know, there’s something funny about how the Nexus One isn’t even official by any one company and yet somehow it’s already been rooted. Well, we know Google employees got some early hands on time with gifts from the company they work for. So it was only a matter of time before one of those employees either rooted the device themselves or enlisted in the help of a code talking friend. Either way, score one for the geeks!

Remember, rooting your device normally isn’t for the faint of heart or noobs of the clan. This root however appears fairly easy as the full instructions (posted below) are pretty straight forward. Let’s just say it’s a hell of a lot easier to root the Nexus One than port 2.1 to my Droid. Feelin’ all hacky?

Instructions to root the Nexus One

  1. Download “Superboot” file from Modaco
  2. Extract file to directory.
  3. Put device in bootloader mode: Turn off -> remove battery -> plug in USB cable -> when battery icon appears, replace battery and hold Power Button + Camera key.
  4. Next, type in the following:
    • Linux: Open terminal window to directory containing Superboot files and type -

      “chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh” followed by “./install-superboot-linux.sh”.

    • Mac: Open terminal window and type -

      ‘chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh’ followed by ‘./install-superboot-mac.sh’

    • Windows:

      double click ‘install-superboot-windows.bat’\

See, easy as pie. If any lucky Nexus One users are out there, feel free to share the journey with us. Don’t worry, I’ll forget your name 3 seconds after you tell me ;)

RedmondPie > Modaco

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