How To Root Google Nexus One Using Superboot?

Google’s upcoming cell phone named as Nexus One has been rooted, the phone is yet to be released! Paul O’Brien at modaco forums has managed to root Google Nexus One successfully running on latest Android 2.1. He did it by modifying original Android ROM with a custom ROM/boot.img via a software/procedure he is naming as Superboot.

Rooting actually means that you that you will have complete access of Nexus One file system, which will allow you to modify the phone’s firmware to add customization to your phone like themes, apps and custom ROMs etc, just like you do on a jailbroken iPhone. Please follow following steps (at your own risk) to root your Nexus One.

How to use Superboot – Windows, Linux and OSX

  1. Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory
  2. Put your device in bootloader mode – turn if off, remove battery, plug in USB cable, when battery icon appears onscreen, replace battery then tap the powerbutton while holding the Camera key
  3. WINDOWS – double click ‘install-superboot-windows.bat’
  4. MAC – Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x’ followed by ‘./’
  5. LINUX – Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x’ followed by ‘./’

That’s all, job done! Enjoy!

– Superboot: Download
– Insecure boot (this allows you to manually deploy su and superuser.apk, it makes no changes to your system): Download

Update1: Unlock Nexus One Bootloader On Retail Devices
Update2: How to Root Android 2.2 on Google Nexus One with 1-Click

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