Category Archives: Nexus S ROMs

Bigxie ROM + Matr1x Kernel for Rooted Nexus S and Nexus S 4G! [Best ICS Combo]

Looking for a really good ROM + kernel combo on ICS that can make your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G run really fast?

Well, I think I’ve finally found a great combo for my Nexus S and also Nexus S 4G (For Nexus S 4G, the Crossbones ROM + Matr1x Kernel is great too).

I was talking to Matr1x kernel developer MathKid95 on XDA the other day on Google Talk and asked him what the best combo was. He told me that Bigxie’s ROMs run really good with

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ICS Kang ROM for Rooted Nexus S!

Also for people with a regular Nexus S, you can try the ICS Kang ROM too. I think this is one of the better ROMs out now for the Nexus S now.

Download: Downoad ICS Kang ROM Download GoogleApps Credits: Thanks to XDA user HAKA for the ROM!

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NexusBeam ICS ROM for Rooted Nexus S!

As for the Nexus S ICS ROMs, you might want to give this NexusBeam ICS ROM a try.  Although I still haven’t found a kernel to work well with it(believe me, I tried all of them), the highlight of this ICS ROM is that it runs super-smooth without any overclocking.  As far as ICS ROMs go, NexusBeam ICS ROM is the smoothest ROM I’ve tried so far with no lag when browsing the web.

The NexusBeam ROM does come with GPU rendering, which might be why and give this a go as everything is working on this ROM.

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AndroidME ICS ROM for Rooted Nexus S!

Last couple days I have been guilty of trying out many ICS ROMs for my Nexus S and I think I may have found a good ICS ROM for it, the AndroidME ICS ROM.

I am not going to define a good ICS ROM here by judging its features and listing them but from experience of using these ROMs.  And based on that, the AndroidME ICS ROM is one of the smoother ROMs on the Nexus S.

Of course, there’s more work to do like matching up the ROM with the right kernel to make it even faster/smoother but we will have that later this week.

In the meanwhile, go ahead and try this

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CyanogenMod 9 ICS ROM with Matr1X Kernel for Rooted Nexus S and Nexus S 4G!

CyanogenMod 9 is probably one of the faster setups for Nexus S on ICS right now, overclocked to 1.46Ghz with Matr1x kernel, if you know a better setup, don’t hesisitate to let me know.

This is a pretty “pure” AOSP ROM with minimal bloatware plus it comes with DSP Manager for those of you audiophiles.

There’s a lot of ICS ROMs out now so I will keep you posted.

For Nexus S, flash ROM, GoogleApps, and Kernel. For Nexus S 4G, flash ROM and Kernel.

Download CM9 ICS ROM for Nexus S:

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ICS OTA Update on Nexus S!

ICS OTA update (official ICS update from Google) has been released as of yesterday.  Those of you on stock Gingerbread ROM should automatically be updated to the new Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3.

I got a bit curious so unrooted my Nexus S then manually installed the official ICS update.  Surprisingly, I find the official ICS update missing stuff like NFC and Face Unlock, which worked fine on the ICS ROM by Brainmaster.

So what?  I would advice not unrooting

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ICS ROM forRooted Nexus S and Nexus S 4G! [Brainmaster]

Couple weeks back, we did showcase a beta version of ported Nexus S ICS ROM and Nexus S 4G ICS ROM but since Google has released the full ICS source code, we have a lot of great ICS ROMs popping up left and right.

One of the better ICS ROMs that I’ve been trying recently is the Brainmaster ICS ROM, which is available for both regular Nexus S and Nexus S 4G.

You get

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Matr1X ROM for Rooted Nexus S and Nexus S 4G! [ROM of the Week]

If you are like a flasholic like myself, then you will want to try out the ROM of the week, Matri1x ROM, which comes with Matri1x kernel(one of the best battery life) and goodies.

This Matri1x ROM comes with BLN, which allows you to have LED notifications on your e-mails, calls, SMS messages, and whatnot.  I find this very useful when watching a movie or something and I don’t have to turn on my phone to find out I have a new e-mail or a missed call.


(Light will turn on if new notifications are available and turn off when there’s none

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Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for Rooted Nexus S!

For folks with a regular Nexus S, you are not out of luck either as there’s a fully working ICS ROM for a rooted Nexus S.  Most things are working on this ROM except for panoramic camera, NFC, and other minor things.  But it’s a completely usable daily driver ROM.

The ICS ROM is a bit laggy due to the fact that it’s a ported ROM but things should get better in the near future and I will post updates on future versions.

Try it out and let me know how you like ICS!  Nexus S is one of the best devices for Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Ice and Fire ROM for Rooted Nexus S and Nexus S 4G! [Ice Cream Sandwich Launcher!]

Want a cool Galaxy Nexus Ice Cream Sandwich launcher running on your rooted Nexus S or Nexus S 4G?

Check out Ice and Fire ROM, which comes with that and ton of other great tweaks like battery and performance optimizations.

One warning though, I haven’t been able to flash Trinity kernels on this ROM so there’s no overclocking here but it’s a great ROM if you don’t need OC.

Download ROM for Nexus S: Download Ice

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