There is good news for all Nexus S and Nexus S 4G users on Sprint as you can now root your handsets. Here we have covered the detail rooting procedure for your Nexus S and Nexus S 4G. Rooting will let you completely unlock the device and help you to customize your device as per your wish. Rooting will void your warranty but you can reclaim back the warranty by unrooting the device.
We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.
You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or
corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.
Steps to Root Nexus S/ Nexus S 4G on Sprint:
Step-1: Download Rooting package for Nexus S / Nexus S 4G from the Must Have section to your computer, unzip it and place it on the desktop for easy accessibility. During the extraction process you will be prompted to enter a password so give the password as Coveringandroid.com
Step-2: After you have extracted all the files, connect your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G device to the computer via USB Cable and enable USB Cable from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”. Do not mount the SD Card while connecting the phone to computer.
Step-3: Open One Click Nexus S 4G folder along with the drivers needed to root the device. You will find the drivers in the PDA NET A 300 x64 folder for 64 bit windows and for 32 bit windows, you have to select the PDA NET A 300 32 bit folder. Tap on Run.exe file once you are done with the installation of drivers.
Step-4: Now follow the on screen instructions to root your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G. The rooting procedure will take a maximum of 10mins to completely root the device. After rooting is over, reboot the device and download the Root Checker application.
Step-5: After downloading is complete, click on the application to open it to confirm whether it has been successfully launched or not. If the device is not rooted you will have to re-apply the process again from the beginning. Also if you are interrupted in the middle of rooting procedure then you have to again re-apply the entire procedure again from the beginning.
You must reconfigure the APN and MMS Settings to access data and Internet services as all Internet, MMS and APN settings will be reset. To get more info on APN Settings you will have to contact the Service provider that is Verizon wireless.
Thus you can easily root your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G by following the steps mentioned above carefully.