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[How To] Root Nexus S on Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.x)

You have updated your Nexus S to Jelly Bean [1] or Ice Cream Sandwich [2] and now you want root access. Who do you call? No one. Just follow this guide and you should have root back on your Android 4.x Nexus S (any variant) in no time.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.

Before We Begin

Before we begin rooting you must have an unlocked bootloader. To unlock your bootloader, do the following:

Note: Unlocking your bootloader will wipe all data on your Nexus S and it may void your warranty. Proceed further at your own risk.

Root Nexus S on Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich

The following root method should work with all Nexus S variants (i9020T, i9020, i9023, i9020A, etc.). This method is specifically for Android 4.x versions, which includes Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich.

To root your Nexus S do the following:

Note: Rooting may void your warranty. Proceed further at your own risk.

Conclusion

Enjoy Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich with root access.