With the Android 2.3.5 update for the Nexus S 4G up for download on the internet on the servers at Google, users must be flocking onto the download link to get their hands on the update. Considering the update is an official one, it is obvious that you will loose all root access if your device was previously rooted. Chances are, that only users who prefer stock non rooted devices, or users who don’t know much about rooting will get the official update installed on their devices, while more advanced users who prefer a rooted Nexus S 4G, will wait out for a rooted firmware or a rooting method for the 2.3.5 firmware. RootzWiki forum member Pete has just released a rooted, but completely stock Android 2.3.5 ROM for the Nexus S 4G. This was fast for sure.
There is nothing much to say about the ROM as it’s a completely stock Android 2.3.5 firmware but rooted. It contains the 4G fixes, tweaks, and full support for the smartphone’s secure NFC transceiver. Can’t wait to get this up and running on your device? Here’s 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 4G. See our guide on rooting the Nexus S 4G.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed (Install via ROM Manager from the Market.).
- Rooted Android 2.3.5 (GRJ90).
- To begin, download the ROM from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Once done, reboot into recovery by pressing the Volume down, Home and Power buttons together, letting go of the power button when the boot screen appears.
- Make a Nandroid backup by navigating to backup/restore > backup.
- Navigate to wipe factory/data reset and select it.
- Do the same for wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
- Select install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM copied to your SD card.
- Once the ROM is flashed, simply reboot the device.