We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Already Rooted, Phone Not Even In Stores Yet

Samsung's new smartphone isn't even in stores yet, but the Galaxy Nexus has already been rooted.

It's not even in stores yet, but modders have already rooted Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The crack comes thanks to Paul O'Brien, founder of the online Android community MoDaCo. O'Brien managed to get his hands on Samsung's new Ice Cream Sandwich device ahead of the official launch thanks to a few seemingly well-connected friends.

Details of the custom boot were first posted on the MoDaCo forums, complete with instructions on how to apply the 'Superboot' fix to the upcoming smartphone.

Upon downloading and extracting the 'Superboot' image file, the Galaxy Nexus needs to be in bootloader mode. Once you do this and run the Superboot file,you'll be granted adminstrator rights to the Galaxy Nexus--simple!

O'Brien's quick work is good news for the moding community, proving that Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of Android, is not any more difficult to tinker with than previous versions of Google's mobile OS.

[Modaco]

Like this? You might also enjoy...

Get your GeekTech on: Twitter - Facebook - RSS | Tip us off | Follow Chris Brandrick

IDG UK Sites

6 best gaming PCs 2015: What's the best gaming PC you can buy in the UK?

IDG UK Sites

Three of the most expensive Limited Edition games ever made: Who's buying a $1,000,000 game?

IDG UK Sites

The future of Microsoft Surface: What to expect from the Surface Pro 4

IDG UK Sites

Best Mac: Apple Mac buyers guide for 2015: iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini and...