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How to Root Google Nexus One – Step by Step Guide!

7 January 2010 5 Comments

Google shipped the Nexus One in record time (It took 22 hours from the time I ordered to the time I received it!). As always, I want more out of it, so I had to Root my device. I use both Apple and Android phones and the main striking difference between the two being – iPhone is a completely closed platform while Android is totally open source! Google’s flagship device, Nexus One was Rooted even before the retail version came out, that is how Google wants the user to enjoy his/her device – no restrictions, period!

I made a detailed step by step guide if you got a Nexus One. Google Nexus One and 3GS will be compared soon (video review).


  • Mira said:

    What exactly does this do to your phone?

  • Kiran said:

    It lets you run programs at a super special level (root) on your phone more like jailbreaking your iPhone. Google doesn't officially give access to low level stuff on the phone. This Root process bypasses that restriction.

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  • eorourke said:

    A new root has been developed for the Nexus one that keeps the bootloader locked – essentially keeping your warranty in tact. This is a must see for any user that was previously forced to choose between keeping their warranty and receiving the benefits of rooting their device. You can read more here: http://eugeneorourke.com/blog/nexus-one-rooted-ag

  • kkiran said:

    Not sure if it works with AT&T Nexus One since it is still at 2.1 update 1 and should be rooted to go to Froyo for now. I think they are still working the kinks out, but thanks for the tip!

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