Man Roots Six-Foot Nexus S Display At Best Buy

Best Buy had a six-foot Nexus S on display that caught the eye of a customer waiting for his phone to be repaired. Instead of merely exploring the giant phone, he decided to go one step further and root it.


He doesn't show how he roots the device, just the aftermath. He points to the presence of the Superuser icon and his ability to run as superuser on terminal emulator as proof that the device is actually rooted.

Admittedly the video is a few months old, so you can't track down the device and check it out for yourself. But still, it's amusing to see what happens when a display device is left wide open at a major retailer. [Youtube via Phandroid]

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So, the Best Buy employees let him just stand there for like twenty minutes to root this display phone without asking him what he was doing? I can't even walk into the cell phone section of Best Buy for two minutes before like three employees come up and ask if I need help.