Category Archives: Nexus S ROMs

CM11 ROM with Android 4.4 KitKat for Nexus S!


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]


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


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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Android 4.3 ROM + Root for Nexus S!


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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JellyBAM ROM for Nexus S!


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


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


For this week’s ROM of the week, check out Helly Bean Android 4.2.2 ROM.

If you are looking for a good, stable CM10.1 port to Nexus S or Nexus S 4G, definitely check out Helly Bean ROM as it’s one of the most solid CM10.1 ports out there in my opinion.

Helly Bean ROM also ships with its own “devil” kernel for super-fast performance and stability you expect from an official CM10.1 ROM.

There are some extras also added in to the Helly Bean ROM like customizable long-press-back-to-kill button, customizable status bar, and some more options i

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Avatar ROM for Nexus S/S 4G! [Android 4.2.2][MIUI Themes]


Want the stability of CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 and lots of themes?

Check out Avatar ROM for this week’s ROM of the week, which comes with full CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 while allowing you to use a multitude of MIUI themes (yes, they are free). I’ve always liked MIUI ROMs due to their high number of free themes but reluctant to use MIUI as may of their builds are ported and not as stable as other ROMs. But this ROM allows you to get the stability of CM10.1 with the latest Android 4.2.2 while allowing you to get MIUI themes, fully compatible.

So, if you are looking

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Android 4.2.2 + Root for Nexus S and S 4G! [Helly Bean ROM]


Furious that Google didn’t update Nexus S stock firmwares since Android 4.1.2? No worries, the open source developers have got your back.

Google released Android 4.2.2 for most Nexus devices couple days back and you can get it on your Nexus S or S 4G too with the latest Helly Bean ROM.

Helly Bean ROM is a CM10.1 port that brings you full Android 4.2.2, CyanogenMod setings, and even some extra settings that allow you to further enhance your Android 4.2.2 experience.

One of the major changes with Android 4.2.2 in my opinion is more stability and faster perf

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JellyBAM ROM for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G! [AOKP/CM10.1/PA]


One of my favorite custom ROMs these days is the JellyBAM ROM for many of the Android smartphone I own. Anyways, JellyBAM ROM is also one of the best ROMs for the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G Android smartphone in my opinion.

JellyBAM ROM is built on the idea of being a “hybrid” ROM, bringing you the best of AOKP, CM10.1, and ParanoidAndroid ROMs.

Inside the latest JellyBAM ROM, you will find full Android 4.2.1 with latest AOKP ROM Control Settings, CyanogenMod Settings, and also Xposed App Settings (that’s been substituted for ParanoidAndroid’s p

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