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Found this on androidcentral's website.

http://www.androidce...us-s-bootloader

Excellent news, folks. The bootloader on the Samsung Nexus S (watch our hands-on video) can be unlocked just as the Nexus One's was. Gandalf44 in the Android Central Forums reminds us of the instructions:

1. Shutdown the phone
2. Hold down volume up + power
3. Now you are in the standard recovery mode
4. Assuming you have 2.3 SDK installed with fastboot (Google around for that info..), now on terminal/windows or Windows cmd depending on OS type "fastboot devices" to check your device can be seem via USB
5. Assuming you device is seen via fastboot devices, now type "fastboot oem unlock"
6. Accept ... and new bootloader is unlocked...

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Note, doing this will 'factory reset' your settings on your phone.

Update: it also seems to erase the internal storage too, arse. Gotta copy music and stuff again! agh!

Edited by Phily, 18 December 2010 - 02:19 PM.

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Note, doing this will 'factory reset' your settings on your phone.

Update: it also seems to erase the internal storage too, arse. Gotta copy music and stuff again! agh!


you can remove the microSD before u...oh wait, there isnt one!! :)

I m sure it ll be my turn to frustrate when i got mine delivered

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you can remove the microSD before u...oh wait, there isnt one!! :)

I m sure it ll be my turn to frustrate when i got mine delivered


Heh - yea, sure now I will also be doing backups of the internal storage when I'm going to update/flash the phone to the lastest and greatest Androids. Oh hum, sweet phone though

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OverPlay.net - a cheap UK/US/IE/FR/DE/JP/PO/AU(&more!) VPN Service for Geo-Location locked TV-streaming/web services, its also compatible with Froyo 2.3.3/2.3/2.2/2.2.1 :) happy days!
Current phone: Samsung Nexus S@GRI13/Android2.3.3




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