If you own Samsung Nexus S I9020 and you are waiting for the 4.1.2 /4.2.1 /4.2.2 Jelly Bean official update then its waste of time and worthless, because Samsung stops supporting Nexus S I9020. Yes, it’s true, the only way to get 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version is via Custom ROMs. Before flashing Custom ROMs, we have to root Nexus S I9020. If your device is running on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean JRO03E version then you can follow the below root procedure.
The post covers the complete guide on “How to root Nexus S I9020 running on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean JRO03E“. Before going through the whole process, you must read the requirements and a disclaimer. Note: Rooting voids your device warranty.
Requirements to Rooting:
1. Charge your battery up to 70%.
2. Enable USB debugging. (All apps > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)
3. Backup your phone data.
4. Install Samsung Nexus S USB drivers from here.
5. Download files to root Nexus S I9020.
Procedure to Root Nexus S I9020
Step 1: Download all the above files in your PC to root Nexus S I9010.
Step 2: Install jdk.
Step 3: Install Android sdk. After the installation open sdk manager from the start menu and select “android sdk platform-tools” and “Google USB driver” and click install packages. Leave the rest of the boxes checked.
Step 4: Copy the SuperUser file in to external/internal storage of your device.
Step 5: Place the download CWM File in to “android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools” directory on your computer.
Step 6: Extract the fasboot.zip in to “android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools” directory on your computer.
Step 7: Now, boot your Nexus S in fastboot mode by pressing “Volume Up + Power Key” for a few seconds and connect it via data cable to your computer.
Step 8: Now got to “android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools” directory and open Command Prompt by pressing “Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt“.
Step 9: Now type the following command in open Command Prompt:
- fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-126.96.36.199-crespo.img
Step 10: As the process gets over, disconnect your device and choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.
Step 11: In CWM Recovery Mode, select “flash zip from SD card” > “Choose a zip from SD” card and navigate to SuperUser file and give OK.
Step 12: Once completed, go to the main menu and select “reboot system now” and wait for 2-3 minutes.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Nexus S I9020 and install CWM Recovery on it. In case, if you face any difficulty in understanding or performing Root Nexus S I9020, then feel free to contact us via comments and we will try to solve your all the difficulties. Don’t forget to leave your feedback. Do share with your friends and hit “g +1“, if you find this guide useful!