The Nexus S 4G gets ICS 4.0.4. Where the Nexus S quickly received its due share of the ICS goodness, the Nexus S 4G was left without something official coming out for the device. However, that has changed with the leak of an official Android 4.0.4, yes, not 4.0.3 but 4.0.4 for the Nexus S 4G. The leak comes to us courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member mrxkills
who had earlier released the files that could be flashed via ODIN, and now thanks to Swap Goblin
, there is now a CWM flashable zip file availabel as well, making it much easier for users to install this firmware on their device. Even better, the ROM, is rooted.
Nexus S 4G gets Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, but it only comes as a port for now, courtesy of Android Central forum member Beezy
. Further credits go to gbhil
, Cory Streater
, Team Hydro
. The port comes right after the recently released Android 4.0.3 OTA update for the Nexus S GSM
device, and frankly we all saw this coming. However the actual update for the 4G should be coming out anytime now but if you want to give this ROM, named, ICS-Dooderbutt 4.0.3 v1
a run on your device, we can tell you that the ROM seems to have most stuff functioning very nicely, apart from Wi-Max of course and a broken camera as well.
Earlier we covered a post on the CM9 released for the Nexus S by Koush
. Based on the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the CM9 for the Nexus S was actually an alpha release by Koush – who is actually working on the CM9 project for the Nexus S – and will soon become the official CM9 release for the Nexus S. Now Team Liberty forum member mobile_sensei
has managed to port that very ROM onto to the Nexus S 4G. but of course, there’s also the addition of the scripts and tweaks that are found in Liberty ROM. Credit also goes to jrummy16
, Kwiboo, aosp
Getting ones device to the newest Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread is perhaps the hottest topic right now. Although we weren’t able to find 2.3.5 much different from it’s previous versions, but still the latest version has it’s own significance to Androiders across the globe. Previously we have been discussing on how different Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROMs made it to certain devices and today it’s about the Samsung Nexus S / Nexus S 4G. Although there are plenty of 2.3.5 boasting ROMs out there for your flashing pleasure, but if you really need to keep it AOSP, minimal and super fast, then Dev-Null AOSP Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread custom ROM might be the natural choice. Read More
Experimenting with your Android device can be tempting and rewarding, but it can be frustrating as well when one thing leads to another and you’re left with a crazy acting up phone. So if you own a Nexus S 4G and have tried a mod or anything on it that didn’t pan out too well you, you might have tried restoring it to a previous state through Nandroid. There is also a good chance that it didn’t help at all and you’re stuck trying to find fixes, frustratingly wishing to go back to a stock out of the box condition and start fresh. You wish you could, only it’s not the easiest task either. michaelpeerman from XDA-Developers steps in to save the day with his One Click Return to stock solution for the Nexus S 4G! Read More
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. Read More
If you own a Nexus S 4G, chances are that you’ve been anxiously waiting for the Android 2.3.5 update that Google had promised for this device. Initially, there were rumors about it going live on the 11th of July, but had been pushed back to July 18. However, that did not happen either and Nexus S 4G owners were left frustrated. Finally, the update has surfaced on the servers of Google and you can easily download the file to install it manually on your handset. Read More
More and more people are converting to custom ROMs to get a better overall experience on their Android phones. However to install a ROM on your phone, the first step is usually to get root access on your device. Rooting your phone gives you an amazing amount of control over it, but it comes with a downside. Once your phone is rooted, its warranty is void. That’s why it should be useful to know how to revert back to the original state of your device. Another reason for seeking to unroot your device might be to make the system more stable. Whatever your reason might be, if you have a rooted Nexus S 4G, and you are planning to keep the warranty intact, this guide is just what you need.
MIUI ROMs are known for the elegance and simplicity and not to mention the extremely user friendly UI. This ROM has no found it’s way onto the Nexus S 4G after quite a while, and it is looking promising. For more information on MIUI, you can visit our post on what is MIUI ROM for Android
. For more information on this ROM and how to install it on the Nexus S 4G, read on!
Finally there is some good news for Nexus S 4G owners as there is a Single Click Root for this phone now available. Chris378, along with Android developer ShabbyPenguin, has developed this PC based rooting utility for Nexus S and Sprint Nexus S 4G. This root hack comes as a great relief for all those Sprint Nexus SG owners reluctant to try one of those lengthy and complex ADB rooting methods.