How To Root Nexus S on Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware

Rooting your Nexus S handset can bring a lot of advantages. For example, you will need a rooted handset for you to be able to take advantage of your Bluetooth Remote application. Also, you can install a variety of custom themes and custom ROMs. And speaking of which, what we have here is a tutorial that will teach you how to root your Nexus S smartphone on Android ICS version 4.0.4. In case you’ve already forgotten, the Nexus was the first phone to run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It was also one of the smartphones to feature a new mobile technology that makes use of NFC chips for mobile payments and some other kinds of virtual transactions. Now, it’s time for it to be upgraded to ICS.

But before we tell you how, keep in mind that rooting can void the warranty that has been granted to your handset. Also, we cannot guarantee the outcome of this rooting process. You could get your phone bricked and totally damaged. Thus, it would be better for you to take some necessary precautions including the ones listed below:

Read Given Below Instructions before you Go Ahead :

- Create a backup of your phone’s important data such as your SMS messages, call logs, contacts, photos, music and videos.

- Check your phone’s battery and make sure that its battery level won’t go any lower than 80 percent. Make sure that your phone’s battery isn’t faulty. You do not want to experience a lot of problems during the rooting process.

- Lastly, do not forget to enable your phone’s USB Debugging mode. You can do this by going to Settings > Applications > Development then check the box next to the USB Debugging option.

If you’re all set and you are not afraid to take the risks, read on.

Step 1: Download the Rooting Package for the Nexus S from this link. Save the file to your computer. After which, connect your smartphone to your computer using a USB Data Cable. Copy the said file to your phone’s internal storage. Do not unzip or alter the name of the file. Make sure that you can recall its path or location.

Step 2: Disconnect your phone from your computer. Turn off your device then reboot to Boot Loader mode. To do this, just press the Volume Up key while holding the Power button. In boot loader mode, select ‘Recovery’. Press the Power button to enter to recovery and wait until you see a warning triangle.

Step 3: Press the Power button then hold the Volume Up key. This will allow you to select the option for ‘apply update from /sdcard’. Once done, do not forget to locate and select the rooting package that you have downloaded from step one. Confirm your selection.

Step 4: Wait for the rooting process to complete. After which, you may reboot your Nexus S to normal mode.

That’s it! If, in case, you fail to root your smartphone on Android 4.0.4 ICS, try to do the following steps below:

- Turn off your handset then remove its battery.

- Reinsert your phone’s battery then repeat all of the above mentioned steps.

Kent is the Senior Tech News Reporter of TechZek. Most of the time, you'll find her searching for the latest and hottest gadgets. Don't forget to catch her tech related tweets at @technewsforall.

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One Response to “How To Root Nexus S on Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware”

  1. fagafa says:

    I keep getting Installation aborted or failed when applying update from sd card (last step)

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