Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM now available for the Nexus S

20 November, 2011
This is the handiwork of one of the devs on xda-developers forum and only available for the Nexus S for now

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  • REAZARU

i have find that i have a good phone and i like it.but why i open my phone there is a disturbance says speak now is it a virus?(samsung google)

  • 23496

i currently have installed the update for 4.0 on my nexus s and i do like it a lot but i do not know what is all so great...its has changed some features and settings but i guess i am missing the big whoop.

  • IT_GURU_LOL

Ok so u can do all that mucking around with kernels and addons they are too lazy to APK for the almost real thing. Or there is a stable knock-off very similar without widget tab in the menu and made based on CyanoGen MOD called ZeroROM google it, its easy as one two three only if ur out of warranty and have rooted your fone then try this one out.... so far so good

  • Anonymous

cortexa10, 20 Nov 2011i would think the android 4.0 port to galaxy s should be as easy... more"i would think the android 4.0 port to galaxy s should be as easy as the nexus s, as they both consist of a 1Ghz cortex A8 and a sgx540 gpu although the galaxy s gpu is clocked higher."
Didn't Galaxy S take awhile to get Gingerbread even though it has same hardware as Nexus S?

  • Melb

Now woking very well with V2.
Usb working along with the data usage stats.
There is a patch on the original XDA thread that will fix an issue with the gallery and calendar apps.

Recommend installing via CWM Recovery, not via Rom Manager. I did a full wipe of all data/cache/dalvik and had none of the issues that others had.

  • Yani

unlce bob, 21 Nov 2011lol what? not everyone wants to root their phone and add a custo... moreYeah, that is generally true.
Most people that I know of don't want to go thru the hassle of installing a custom ROM on their smartphone.
There are many reasons why not, from technical inexperience, to "it's just good enough for me and I just don't care".
I rooted every router and smartphone I've bought and I will do that if possible in the future.
Why?
Just let me check a random ROM thread at XDA and let me point out a few reasons:
- AdFree (no more ads)
- More tabs in stock internet app (could be done thru Dolphin HD app)
- Custom themes (better looking phone)
- BLN (LED notification system; what are designers at Samsung smoking?!?!)
- OC/UV (better battery life or snappier phone, you decide!)
- More RAM
- Better sound
- Longer SMS text
Well... I could write all day long what good does rooting a smartphone bring to a user, but yes, not all want this goodies because of various reasons.

  • Yani

Faisal, 21 Nov 2011Is rooting is required to flash this rom..?As far as I can see from the filename (ics-crespo-aosp-4.0.1-v2-unsigned.zip) this must be flashed via CWM, so... yes... ROOT is required.

  • Faisal

Is rooting is required to flash this rom..?

  • Malik

up:
In case of dropping signal on MIUI Roms - just install another kernel via CWM. Should help.

  • Anonymous

bongbong, 21 Nov 2011why do google even bother making updates if what they release is... moreThe thing with custom roms is. Google creates the next version of Android, releases the code for that version and then Devs of Sammy for example code it to fit their device and release the so called stock rom. Then the Devs from XDA take the Stock Rom and modify it to be even better. thats why, to answer your question and a lot of them have no issues. Then there are Custom Roms created from the Code from Google, like Cyanogen and MIUI, which need no Stock Rom from Sammy for example and those are known to be one of the best, even though I prefer Roms based on Stocks.

  • AnonD-21645

It's a difficult one...
I've rooted my GS2 and I have to say I've tried LOADS of different roms, from Revolution to Cyanogen to MIUI (which I currently use)...
What these do is give you a level of freedom and customisation and functionality (Titanium Backup, etc.) that is unsurpassed...
Yes it's a bit scary, yes there are ALWAYS issues (my MIUI rom causes network signal to drop now and again..)
Will I root my next phone? Don't know is the answer, I've seen what it can do - and it is AMAZING, but is it worth it / essential? Arguable.
Depends on my next phone I guess!

  • unlce bob

bongbong, 21 Nov 2011why do google even bother making updates if what they release is... morelol what? not everyone wants to root their phone and add a custom rom. + even custom roms have their issues

  • Vasanth

Maaaaaaaan i have install this ICS 4.01 but please give us Fast patch of USB Drivers, its cool dude and deadly Bluetooth sloved and now USB maaann...waiting to have Complete ICS..:)

  • AnonD-16334

bongbong., 21 Nov 2011is this what you proudly call updates????? CUSTOM ROMS!!!! loli prefer custom rom over official rom..custom roms have the wide user scope..this custom rom defining the term opensource..

  • bongbong

Anonymous, 21 Nov 2011Only someone like U can laugh at something like that... Use your... morewhy do google even bother making updates if what they release is INFERIOR to custom roms?

  • Anonymous

Guys, try out this buggy rom and come back tell us how you like it.

  • Anonymous

bongbong., 21 Nov 2011is this what you proudly call updates????? CUSTOM ROMS!!!! lolOnly someone like U can laugh at something like that... Use your lame stock roms and think you have the best. Custom Roms are great and almost anytime way better than the Stock Roms in ways of smoothness and function. And noone said in the news, that it is an update, so learn to read, cuz if you miss a row, than you could miss the whole context.

  • bongbong.

is this what you proudly call updates????? CUSTOM ROMS!!!! lol

  • Stondec

Rocking ICS on my Nexus S right now. It's simply awesome. No better words to describe it. The WiFi is working fine. I highly recommend it

  • Unknown

So what does (1ghz) proves? Xperia x10 has also 1Ghz like the 2011 model. And the gpu shouldn't make big troubles i think but wll see but i don't think that Xperia x10 will get official. Custom will come anyway..