Jan 2nd, 2010 publishUpdated   Sep 10th, 2021, 4:52 pm

I think we all expected the Nexus One to be rooted sooner or later but maybe not before it has even been officially announced!

Thanks to MoDaCo’s founder Paul O’Brien yesterday he announced “Superboot” via a  thread on his site.

Superboot is a boot.img that when flashed, will root your device the first time you boot


The image shown above is courtesy of forum member ‘Stericson‘ confirming the accomplishment. However, I do hate to put a bit of a damper on things but Stericson does also say in a tweet this rooting hack may not work on the shipped versions:

Twitter - Stephen- I hate to kill everyones h ..._1262271357832

Notice he does say “Probably”. Even if this “superboot” doesn’t work I’m confident Android’s community of developers and hackers will find another way to Root one of Androids next hottest phones as they usually do.

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