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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]

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