Install CM7 Based Custom ROM With Netarchy Kernel On Nexus S [How To]


If you’re an experienced Android user and own a Nexus S, it is very likely that you have tried out the CyanogenMod 7 or CM7.1 RC1 ROM based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. A swift, and sleek ROM no? All that aside, if you’re getting bored of the stock look the CM7 ROM has to offer and want to spice up things a bit but still be able to retain the awesomeness of the CM7 ROM, XDA-Developers forum member trismegistos has the answer for you.

ZuluGen ROM is based on the latest CM7 Nightly version as on the 5th of July 2011 with some additional features added to it. Apart from that, quite a few performance and memory tweaks have also been deployed to flex its muscles a bit. According to the developer he will be updating the ROM as and when there are any changes in the CyanogenMod nightly codes. image

As for the features:

  • Netarchy 1.3.6 Kernel CFS.
  • EXT4 mount fix.
  • integrated most recent Google APPS.
  • Pre-installed APPS: Voodoo control & Gmail & titanium backup & LauncherPro.
  • Themed: Transparent Status Bar.
  • Themed: Statusbar icons.
  • Themed: System UI ZuluZulu Theme.
  • Themed: PowerWidget Statusbar icons.
  • Themed: Percentage of battery (blue).

A few APKs have also been deleted: Androidian.apk, CMStats.apk, CMWallpapers.apk, Cyanbread.apk, MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk, Pacman.apk, Protips.apk, LiveWallpapers.apk.

Here are a few screenshots of the ROM in action, courtesy of the developer.


Like what you read and saw? Here’s how you can install it on your Nexus S.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. Begin by copying the ROM you downloaded from the link above, to the root of your SD card.
  2. Once the file is copied, reboot your device into recovery mode.
  3. Once in the recovery, make a Nandroid backup.
  4. Select wipe factory/data reset.
  5. Now, wipe cache and dalvick cache.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM you copied to the device earlier.
  7. Once the ROM is flashed, simply reboot your device.

For updates and queries, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.