Announcement: How to Root Nexus S and Nexus S 4G on ICS, Gingerbread, or Jelly Bean!

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Here’s an updated guide on how to root your Nexus S and Nexus S 4G on Jelly Bean, ICS, Gingerbread. This new method also installs TWRP recovery instead of ClockworkMod Recovery.

Warning: Unlocking your Nexus S/Nexus S 4G will wipe your personal settings/data/internal storage!

Step 1. Power off your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G.

Step 2. Boot into fastboot mode by holding down both Volume Down and Power buttons together.

Step 3. Once in fastboot mode, connect your Nexus S/Nexus S 4G to your computer via micro-USB cable.

Step 4.

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CM11 ROM + OnePlus One Conversion Kit for Nexus S!

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For this week’s Nexus S ROM of the Week, check out CM11 ROM with HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit!

For those of you with a GSM Nexus S, you will also be able to enjoy the latest CM11 ROM Milestone “M10″, which is CM11 ROM’s latest stable release with overclocking support up to 1.4Ghz.

With this combo, you will be able to easily convert your Nexus S into a OnePlus One phone.  You will get almost every OnePlus One software feature like OnePlus One camera and Hexo Theme.  Of course, you can also just run CM11 ROM by itself, which is prett

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CM11 ROM with Android 4.4 KitKat for Nexus S!

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For those of you who have been waiting for Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus S, your long wait is over as you can now get CM11 ROM which has the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.

With Android 4.4 KitKat, Nexus S should perform better than ever as it has been designed with lower-end devices in mind such as the Nexus S.  Although that is the goal, this CM11 ROM is still “beta”, meaning it isn’t yet stable nor recommended as daily driver.  Some of the major problems with this CM11 ROM (and any Android 4.4 custom ROM in general for Nexus S) is with lag in browser rende

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Helly Bean ROM for Nexus S/S 4G! [Android 4.3]

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For this week’s Nexus S and Nexus S 4G ROM of the week, check out latest version of Helly Bean ROM.

Built on top of CyanogenMod 10.2, Helly Bean ROM brings you the latest Android 4.3 CM10.2 plus lots of goodies like HALO floating notifications, SlimPIE Controls, Appbar, and many more customization options. Also, you will find Devil kernel included with the ROM for boosting performance of your Nexus S to near 1.4Ghz if you want.

Overall, Helly Bean ROM is an excellent choice for those of you who want your Nexus S running on bleeding Android 4.3 OS with flexibility

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Android 4.3 ROM + Root for Nexus S!

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For those of you looking to refresh your Nexus S to the latest Android 4.3 with root, now you can with the Android 4.3 custom ROM, which has been built from sources to give you a complete Android 4.3 experience.

The Android 4.3 ROM is pretty stable, I have yet to find any problems other than Google Search not working correctly (but can easily be fixed by updating “Google Search” app on Play Store).

Camera works fine and you will get the latest Android 4.3 camera/camcorder minus PhotoSphere (you may want to try replacing with the

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Illusion ROM for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G! [Android 4.2.2/Key Lime Pie THEME]

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For this week’s Nexus S and S 4G ROM of the week, check out Illusion ROM.

Based on Android 4.2.2, Illusion ROM brings you some really cool features like Key Lime Pie theme (from Android 5.0) and transition animations along with UI customizations similar to AOKP ROM Control Settings. You can also run your favorite apps using Xposed App Settings, which the ROM comes with.

Also performanc

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JellyBAM ROM for Nexus S!

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For this week’s Nexus S ROM of the week, check out the latest version 7.4 of JellyBAM ROM.

Mix of latest AOKP MR1 Build 6, CM10.1, and ParanoidAndroid 3.15 ROMs, JellyBAM ROM gives you the best of the 3 ROMs all-in-one.

Since there’s no AOKP MR1 Build 6 for Nexus S GSM at the moment, you can get it by installing JellyBAM ROM. In addition, you will get all the features from ParanoidAndroid 3.15 and CM10.1 RC0.

If you haven’t tried the latest JellyBAM yet, definitely give it a go this week(end) and do let me know how it went for you!

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AOKP MR1 Build 6 ROM for Nexus S 4G!

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For this week’s ROM of the week for the Nexus S 4G, check out AOKP MR1 Build 6 ROM. This is actually an “unofficial” port but it is built from sources and does even have features that the real Build 6 doesn’t. (This is because it’s built from sources, you might also get new features AOKP is working on atm.)

AOKP MR1 Build 6 ROM is certainly more stable than ever with more features than ever. If you like stability of CM10.1 but want to get some more customization out of it, definitely give the AOKP ROM a try this week(end) and do let me know what

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SlimBean ROM for Nexus S/Nexus S 4G! [Android 4.2.2]

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For this week’s ROM of the week, check out SlimBean ROM for your Nexus S and Nexus S 4G.

Based off Android 4.2.2 sources, the SlimBean ROM brings you latest Android 4.2.2 with its own custom UI control settings somewhat similar to AOKP ROM Control.

I have gotten some great feedback from users on how much they love SlimBean ROM and although it’s not my favorite, it’s one of the better Android 4.2.2 ROMs you can install on your Nexus S or S 4G.

Also SlimBean ROM features some extra goodies like Quiet Hours settings and DPI changer, which can be

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CM10.1 ROM for Nexus S/S 4G! [Android 4.2.2]

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I haven’t gone back to CM10.1 ROM for awhile now on my Nexus S but I tried the latest CM10.1 nightlies and WOW, what a difference it made in performance.

I am used to running other AOSP ROMs with lots of customization but the latest CM10.1 nightlies are pretty darn good as far as multi-tasking between large applications like graphic-intensive games. Also you will get the latest Android 4.2.2 with stability you can depend on.

Best of all, Nexus S and Nexus S 4G are still being supported “officially” by the CyanogenMod team.

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