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Samsung Nexus S: Gingerbread Rooted – Download and How-To Guide

While some of you may be surprised about this, we certainly are not. We can now confirm to you that the recently released Samsung Nexus S handset has had it’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread software successfully rooted.

As reported from RedmondPie, hackers have now managed to gain full access to the device, which now means that users will be able to endlessly modify the Nexus S with the ability to boot custom firmwares, overclock the CPU of the Nexus S and perform any other tweaks, either internal or related to the Gingerbread UI.

For example, if a developer decides that they wants to create a new boot animation for the Nexus S, the root access of the device will now enable him or her to do so – the possibilities really are endless.

The good news, is that a full tutorial on how to do it has already been posted online, courtesy of the XDA Developers Forums. Head to the link for full instructions.

What are your thoughts on the root, are you surprised it has come so early? How do you plan to customize your Nexus S?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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