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 Android 4.3 camera APK to get PhotoSphere).

Overall, this is a pretty solid ROM that’s going to get your phone back on track with the latest and best Android 4.3 so give it a test drive over the week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download Android 4.3 ROM for Nexus S

Download Gapps


To install, reboot into recovery, make a backup ROM (just in case), wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install, and reboot.

Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

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18 Responses to Android 4.3 ROM + Root for Nexus S!

  1. Ibrahim says:

    Rom becomes Unstable when Alot of Syncing in Going on……E.g Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter etc…. Also Real Poor Battery Timing…… No BLD tuning or Graphics Tuning…… Its a Complete Rejection MAxo

  2. How does this compare to CM 10.2 Nightlies or Slim Bean?

  3. Damon Jones says:

    Thanks for updating us with new roms.I cant wait for 4.3,but I think everyone is skipping the 4g for now at least

  4. Dane says:

    So far so good. I don’t use it much since I already use the Notes 1 & 2. But at least, I’m happy just having the latest ROM on my Nexus S. Cheers.

  5. ich0 says:

    battery life needs working on… i noticed Avatar ROM is version 4 nightlys now which are CM10.2 so at least someone somewhere will figure out a proper kernel eventually

  6. Jefin says:

    Hi dude,

    Everything is working fine…….n it’s doesnot heat much ,,, can anyone help out to activate BLN in nexus s. so that if it works this mod would with 4.3 would b GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  7. Jason says:

    So when will this be available for the nexus s 4g

  8. Muhammad Muaz says:

    I am trying to install driver as the way you did. but at my side it is showing me the following error

    The folder you specified does not contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based systems.

  9. usman says:

    my network arrows are not showing at all on my Samsung Google Nexus S pls. need help on that

  10. Alex says:

    The same whit my Nexus S

    “Rom becomes Unstable when Alot of Syncing in Going on……E.g Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter etc( most time only 28Mb free ram)…. Also Real Poor Battery Timing”

  11. georgekab says:

    Isn’t cm 10.2 better than this?

  12. jim says:

    Hello i put this rom and i not see google play, how i will install it?
    Thank you

  13. Abid says:

    I installed this ROM today but to my surprise, there was no access to Google services. The list of services/apps from Google i.e. Play, Books, Movie, Music, Magazines, etc were not there. Has anyone experienced this before? I immediately restored my backup after discovering this as I needed my phone.

  14. Eshwar says:

    it showing..
    fielded to verify whole-file signature
    signature verification failed
    installation aborted
    y can u please any 1 can help me out pleaseeeee

  15. sahil says:

    hey.. how to install 4.3 in nesus s 3g???? plese help me….

  16. smelly says:

    If you are missing google play, music ect. then download the g apps zip and install it after the rom. 🙂

  17. Andrew says:

    Hi, I know this is an old post but I need help with it.

    I followed the instructions from this site to root my phone, then followed the instructions here to install this. For every one of the three zip files it goes through:

    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    Installation aborted.

    On the ‘Verifying’ step, a progress bar appears and makes it about 1/4 of the way before the ‘aborted’ message shows up.

    Any ideas what I’m doing wrong? Should my phone be un-rooted to install Android 4.3?

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