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Install ZeroXS Rooted And Deodexed Custom ROM On Samsung Nexus S

nexus-custom-gingerYet another good looking Gingerbread custom ROM has hit the Samsung Nexus S. This time it’s the ZeroXS ROM based on Android 2.3.3, developed by aeroxdefocu. The ROM has quite a few tricks up it’s sleeve apart from a few graphical mods. For more on this ROM and how to install it, read on!

The ROM is not known to be buggy at all considering the developer has stated none, so is deemed stable and bug free. Take a look at the few features and changes made by the developer:

  • Based on the Stock Gingerbread 2.3.3
  • Deodexed
  • Zipaligned
  • Rooted
  • Busybox 1.18.3 installed.
  • Kernel Netarchy Nexus CFS
  • Themed
  • A modded launcher.
  • Added Battery icon with percentage.
  • New icons for some apps.
  • Market 2.3.4 (blue).
  • Updated system apps.
  • Added new ringtones and notifications.

Now lets take a look at a few screenshots, courtesy of the developer.

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Now that you know what this ROM is all about, let’s get it up and running 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. To begin, copy the ROM you downloaded from the link above to the root of your SD card.
  2. Once the ROM is copied, reboot into recovery.
  3. Once in the recovery, make a NANDroid backup. See our guide on how to perform / restore a NANDroid backup.
  4. Once in the recovery, select Wipe data/factory reset. Now, wipe cache and Dalvick Cache.
  5. Now navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM you copied to your SD card.
  6. You will be prompted with whether to install the file or not; choose Yes.
  7. Wait patiently for the installation to complete and once it does, simply reboot your device.

Voila! Your Nexus S should now boot into the new custom ROM. For updates and queries regarding this ROM, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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