As explained by Android Police, rooting an Android phone does not necessarily mean installing a custom ROM. Do you want to root the phone but avoid the hassle of custom ROMs?
Rooting Nexus One is easy as it has
fastboot enabled. Most rooting guides
like this one say the first step is flashing a custom recovery image, but
it's actually not necessary thanks to the superboot package by
./fastboot-XXXX flash boot boot.EPE76.superboot.img
./fastboot-XXXX boot boot.EPE76.superboot.img
(basically delete the word
flash) This way you won't modify the boot image
stored on the phone's ROM.
FASTBOOT USB, it's all good.
The phone will reboot using the superboot image. On boot it will install
Superuser.apk which is the "Superuser Permissions" app. You can now reboot
the phone (
adb reboot for convenience) and enjoy your rooted phone. For
instance, you can use Barnacle Wifi Tether.
It's possible that your phone comes with a locked bootloader and so fastboot will fail. Luckily, the bootloader can be unlocked:
fastboot-XXX oem unlock
If this doesn't do anything, check if your USB connection works:
If you don't see anything, then you need make sure you can use adb.blog comments powered by Disqus