Custom Android development for the Google / Nexus S has been quite active ever since the launch of the flagship Android 2.3 Gingerbread device, and the Bionix NS1 by Team Whiskey of XDA-Developers forums is amongst the latest custom ROMs released for it. The key focus of the developers with this ROM has been on speed, as it is obvious from the Quadrant score. Continue reading for feature list, download link and installation instructions.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
This ROM aims to extract the most out of Nexus S in terms of speed and performance. While it does not contain a lot of fancy apps, its list of hacks and tweaks is definitely impressive. It is based on the official Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread GRH78, supports overclocking and includes Busybox, real time partition mounting, root, ext4 optimizations, working adb push/pull/remount, custom init.d script and ROM Manager. On-boot tweaks include deadline of IO scheduler, settings memory handler to aggressive, auto zipalign and ext4 optimizations. The Quadrant score in the screeshot is taken on a device running this ROM and overclocked to 1.2 GHz.
To install this ROM:
- Make sure your phone is rooted. If it isn’t, visit our guide on how to root Nexus S.
- Download the ROM from the link given below and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Power your phone off, reboot it into recovery and flash the ROM from the zip file after taking a nandroid backup and wiping all data, cache and dalvik cache. If you are unfamiliar with these processes, refer to our guide on how to install a custom ROM to your Android device from recovery.
This ROM is under active development and the developers will be adding more feature and fixing issues with this release. If you want to report bugs, request issues or just get updated on the progress, join the discussion at the XDA-Developers forum thread.