The Nexus S gets it’s first taste of CM9, the ICS based AOSP ROM! ICS ports are all the rage right now, and the team at CyanogenMod went underground to work on their new CM9, thus keeping things a wee bit. Guess what? Koush, the guy who made ClockworkMod recovery and ROM Manager possible, is working on the CM9 project for the Nexus S, and he has released his build to the users for some early testing. The ROM, still in an Alpha stage, is said to be stable enough to be used as a daily driver. Apparently almost everything seems to be working just fine, and if a few bugs do exist, the ROM is in Alpha 11 of its stage, so bear with it if you do want to give it a go.
If you want to get this ROM up and running on your device, let us show you how you can do that.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- A rooted Nexus S. See our guide on rooting the Nexus S.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed. Install via ROM Manager from the Market.
- CM9 for Nexus S. (Links to the the thread due to continuous updates following.)
- Google Apps for ICS.
- To begin, download the ROM from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Boot your device into recovery mode by holding down the Volume down key as your press the Power button.
- Make a Nandroid backup.
- Select wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
- Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM you copied to your device.
- Repeat Step 5, but this time choose the Google Apps package.
- Once the both the packages are flashed, simply reboot your device and cross your fingers!
For updates and queries, related to this ROM, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.