[GUIDE] Simple, Non-Destructive Root for Nexus S i9023, i9020A and 4G Gingerbread - xda-developers
Worked fine- got rid of stuff I didn't want.
Next thing, here comes ICS update from Google. Needless to say, that unrooted the phone.
I also have a rooted SGS4G that was rooted twice - once with SuperOneClick, and Gingerbreak after the update. Stripped out all TMO garbage, plus social media and maps.(only maps I want are star charts.)
I bought Titanium Backup for the SGS4G and I want the usage of that back on the Nexus. I don't think I downloaded SuperUser for the Non-destructive Root. TB was working.
Most of the rooting instructions seem to be for a new root - TB and some of the other stuff is still on the phone. I noticed a difference when I re-rooted the SGS4G since it had been rooted. 2 systems for rooting: http://nexusshacks.com/nexus-s-root/how-to-root-nexus-s-or-nexus-s-4g-on-ics-or-gingerbread/
I really don't think a custom ROM would do much for me. Which system would work better?
The phone is a PDA with Nature information, Astronomy apps, etc. I don't care about games, social apps (I will use Twitter, but will also freeze it until I want to use it again. It has no exit) I'm paying a carrier for service, and I'm happy with most of the service. So I'm not looking for freebies, just control. I bought the phone outright and feel I am entitled to use it in any LEGAL way I want.