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Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM now available for the Nexus S

20 November, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM now available for the Nexus S - read the full textEarlier this week when Google released the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich we knew it won't be long before developers start coming up with custom ICS ROMs for other Android devices. And one such ROM has just surfaced. Created by xda-developer member 'kwiboo', this custom ROM is currently...

 

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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)

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  • 2012-01-03 00:26
  • N9QM

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.

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  • 2011-12-05 03:33
  • i}Yv

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

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  • 2011-11-23 12:55
  • tABx

> In reply to cortexa10 @ 2011-11-20 19:46 from nI7B - click to read"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?

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  • 2011-11-22 21:59
  • 4cSD

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.

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  • 2011-11-22 00:56
  • PUd1

> In reply to unlce bob @ 2011-11-21 09:40 from Tkhi - click to readYeah, 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.

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  • 2011-11-21 20:38
  • 3pw6

> In reply to Faisal @ 2011-11-21 14:34 from Hxek - click to readAs 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.

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  • 2011-11-21 20:28
  • 3pw6

Is rooting is required to flash this rom..?

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  • 2011-11-21 14:34
  • Hxek

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

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  • 2011-11-21 14:11
  • MGmM

> In reply to bongbong @ 2011-11-21 06:00 from v0qx - click to readThe 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.

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  • 2011-11-21 11:44
  • mB2I

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!

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  • 2011-11-21 10:37
  • GjjS

> In reply to bongbong @ 2011-11-21 06:00 from v0qx - click to readlol what? not everyone wants to root their phone and add a custom rom. + even custom roms have their issues

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  • 2011-11-21 09:40
  • Tkhi

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..:)

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  • 2011-11-21 08:18
  • vGwu

> In reply to bongbong. @ 2011-11-21 00:43 from v0qx - click to readi prefer custom rom over official rom..custom roms have the wide user scope..this custom rom defining the term opensource..

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  • 2011-11-21 06:58
  • 7j@V

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-21 02:06 from LYPa - click to readwhy do google even bother making updates if what they release is INFERIOR to custom roms?

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  • 2011-11-21 06:00
  • v0qx

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

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  • 2011-11-21 04:34
  • 4cSD

> In reply to bongbong. @ 2011-11-21 00:43 from v0qx - click to readOnly 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.

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  • 2011-11-21 02:06
  • LYPa

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

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  • 2011-11-21 00:43
  • v0qx

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

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  • 2011-11-21 00:10
  • PViU

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..

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  • 2011-11-20 23:08
  • 390b

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