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Install AXURA Nexus Edition Custom ROM On Nexus S

The Google Nexus S has begun receiving Custom ROMs at a faster pace since it’s introduction. The latest in the pack, is the release of a theme named, AXURA Nexus Edition which is of course based on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. The ROM was released by XDA-Developers forum member Master™ and is stable as per the feedback. For more on this ROM, and instructions to install it on your Nexus S, read on!


  • Deodexed
  • Themed, but not entirely. Nexus-S-9
  • Anti-Virus installed.
  • Axura Lockscreen Theme.
  • Market themed in black and silver.
  • Books app  has been removed.
  • Build prop tweaks.
  • Busybox 1.19.0.
  • CM7 Mms.
  • Custom Default Font.
  • Customized Theme.
  • Flying Animations.
  • Host File Mod – No Ads.
  • Insecure boot.img (adb remount).
  • Init.d optimization.
  • Max events per/s 65.
  • Removed Camera Click.
  • Removed Recorder Click.
  • Rooted/Superuser.
  • Semi-Transparent Pull-Down menu.
  • Voodoo Color and Voodoo Sound.


Before we move onto the installation, let’s check out a few screen shots courtesy of Master™.

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Now that you know what you’re dealing with, let’s flash this ROM on your phone.

Disclaimer: Flash a custom ROM to your phone 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 how to root Nexus S.
  • A custom recovery installed. Download ROM Manager from the Market and use it to install ClockworkMod Recovery.
  • Download AXURA Nexus Edition ROM.
  • USB cable.


  1. Copy the downloaded ROM to the root of your SD card.
  2. Reboot into recovery.
  3. Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and wipe Dalvick cache.
  4. Select, ‘install zip from sdcard’ > ‘choose zip from sdcard. Select the ROM you copied to the SD card and the installation will begin.
  5. Once the installation is complete, reboot.

Done! This simple. Your Nexus S is now running the AXURA Nexus Edition ROM. Do let us know how this ROM faired for you. For updates and queries, please visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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