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Nexus S Hacks

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

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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How to Install ClockworkMod Touch on Rooted Nexus S or Nexus S 4G!

Want ClockworkMod Touch on your rooted Nexus S or Nexus S 4G?

You can easily do this with the ROM Manager app if you are willing to donate a small amount of $2. And if you can afford it, I highly encourage you to do that as the developers work hard and don’t get paid enough.

For those of you college students and alike who can’t afford even two dollars, you can install it manually too using fastboot.

Step 1. Put your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G into fastboot mode by holding down Volume Up and Power button together after power off.  Then connect microUSB ca

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How to Force your Nexus S into ClockworkMod Recovery!

A lot of people have been telling me that they can’t get into ClockworkMod recovery to save their life, even if they’ve flashed the recovery in fastboot a thousand times.  Well, that happened to me after trying to get into CWM after installing the latest ICS ROM.

This is some kind of security added after Android 2.3.6 ROMs that messes up your ability to get into CWM.

If this happens to you, you can still boot into CWM by flashing recovery to boot partition.  This will basically boot your phone into CWM every time until you flash a new ROM.

Simply p

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How to Unroot Nexus S! [i9020T][i9020A][i9023]

Need to return your Nexus S back to T-Mobile your any other carrier for any reason?  Well, you can unroot your Nexus S completely back to stock, very easy to do by following the step-by-step guide outlined here.

(For Nexus S 4G, please see How to Unroot Nexus S 4G.)

Step 1. Download the appropriate stock OTA zip file for your Nexus S.

Download this zip for i9020T and i9023 models:

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How to Install a ROM on Nexus S or Nexus S 4G!

I know some of you are having trouble with installing a new ROM on your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G, so let me go over it again.

Before we begin, copy over the ROM zip file you want install over to the internal storage of your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G.

Step 1. Install ROM Manager from the Market.

Step 2. Choose “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery” to update to the latest ClockworkMod Recovery.  You only have to do this once or whenever there’s new versions.

Step 3. Choose “Google Nexus S” for regular Nexus S and R

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How to Root Nexus S or Nexus S 4G! [NEW][Mac|Linux|Win]

For those of you who want to root your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G, here’s our step-by-step directions on how to do it.

UPDATE: See Updated Nexus S/Nexus S 4G Root for ICS or Gingerbread.

This works on ALL Nexus S variants and Nexus S 4G, this root method basically installs Clockwork Recovery then you flash Super User files, which works on all Nexus S variants.

Rooting your Nexus S will make you lose your contacts and apps so be sure to back them up (at le

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MIUI ROM for Nexus S!

I am currently using the MIUI ROM for Nexus S, which I really like a lot, it’s a completely different ROM than any other ROM you will try.

For benchmark, I overclocked my Nexus S to 1.4Ghz using the netarchy kernel and got about 19.3 MFLOPS.  Not the fastest but not bad either.



For Quandrant, I got 1863.


What I like about MIUI isn’t its raw speed but highly customized menu buttons, themes, and details such as this 3D screen switcher.

Above shows default MIUI theme, whic

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How to Backup and Install New ROM on your Nexus S!

Once you’ve rooted your Nexus S, you will definitely want to start installing/trying out new ROMs as that’s one of the major benefits of having a rooted Nexus S.

We will be doing a bunch of Nexus S ROM reviews in the upcoming weeks here at but first, let use demonstrate how to backup your current ROM and install a new ROM on your Nexus S.

First, you will need a rooted Nexus S.

Second, downlo

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How to Install Nexus S Windows USB Drivers!

A lot of people have been having trouble installing the Nexus S Windows USB driver, so here’s the simplest way, just download this file: Download Unzip the file then run the .exe file.

After you install the Samsung drivers, put your Nexus S into Debugging Mode by going to Settings->Applications->Development then checking Debugging Mode.

Connect your phone to your computer and open up Device Manager.

You w

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How to Overclock Your Nexus S to 1.3Ghz!

For those of you who’ve installed Cyanogen Mod ROM, you can overclock your Nexus S to 1.4Ghz.  Depending on your phone’s CPU, it can be less.  For mine, I was able to overclock my Nexus S to 1.3Ghz.

To do this, you will need to download the overclocked kernel here (Check here for the latest updates):

Or just download this: netarchy-nexus-

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