ParanoidAndroid ICS ROM for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G! [Best Tablet Hybrid ROM]

One of the most popular ICS ROMs nowadays for Android smartphones in general is the ParanoidAndroid ICS ROM. I’ve been guilty of using this awesome ROM on many of my other Android devices like Galaxy Nexus to take advantage of tablet hybrid mode it provides plus the DPI-per-app feature that lets you run apps in phone or tablet mode.

Well, the good news is that it’s now available for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G. Honestly, I don’t think Nexus S has enough resolution to take advantage of the tablet mode on most apps but still, the fact that it’s available for Nexus S is still great news.

The best part? You can even just run this ROM without tablet mode and will run just like any other ROM.

If you want to make most out of your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G, give this ROM a go and let me know what you think, I think you will like it for sure.


Download for Nexus S

Download for Nexus S 4G


If you want overclocking, flash Matr1x Kernel also. I recommend version 20.0 CFS.

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43 Responses to ParanoidAndroid ICS ROM for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G! [Best Tablet Hybrid ROM]

  1. Alex says:

    Very nice rom!!!!!!!!! but when i go on performance, i cant change nothing! stay on ”ondemand” and stay on 1000 mhz!! cant change anything!! you know why??

  2. Alex says:

    OC?? whats that?

    • Alex says:

      ok overclock!! i reflash the matrix kernel?

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  3. Alex says:

    1i reflash the matrix! cant change the cpu again and my app force close!! :(((

  4. Nigel says:

    Can someone please tell me if the Matr1x kernel will work for other phones… Like the Samsung Infuse 4G or the Samsung Epic 4G, etc.???

  5. ashok says:

    Thanks for the valuable information. Random rebooting of my nexus s continues. I am now trying to put the new ROM but it is not being completed. I have put the ROM first, then Google apps and lastly the Marix1Kernal ( 20.0) . i did wipe the cache Please help

  6. Kris says:

    I keep getting assert failed get prop and a bunch of code after words then i see E:Error in /sdcard/ROMS/
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted
    No files found.


  7. Kris says:

    Hi thanks I just end up download clockwork mod which had an update and it worked. But now for some reason I can’t change my process seed or the governor. CPU settings are kinda gray so u can’t select it and the governor shows that list but every time I press one it doesn’t change

    • Nexus S Hacks says:

      u need a kernel that supports overclocking likr matr1x

      • Kris says:

        if i flash with that does it mean i will loose everything tho? i used to run ics slim and i was able to overclock on that to like 1800Mhz but now I have no control of it. I downloaded a app that does cpu control but its still maxed out to 1000Mhz

  8. NexusS owner says:

    I just installed this ROM. All looked great till I started using apps like Pocket, Instagram to name a few. All of them crashed within seconds and even after reboot and govner change the situation remains unchanged.


  9. joe says:


    Love the ROM its great, I have a problem with the gmail app on my Nexus S. I open the app my email loads i can read the first few lines of my email message as i scroll down to read on, the app forced closes and crashes. Any ideas?
    Has anyone had this particular problem.


  10. Mitchell Goudie says:

    Hi, when I try to install the gapps it says aborted, what do I do?

  11. Mitchell Goudie says:

    Also, does this ROM support custom boot logos?

  12. drew says:

    I cant turn on my 4g, I try to use widget I click on it and nothing happen. I tryed to go through setting it force closes everytime .

  13. Mitchell Goudie says:

    Can someone please reply, I can’t use the play store and stuck using codename droid that reboots every 5 minutes, can some also tell me how to install the apps I have on my codename droid rom to my paranoid android rom because titanium bckup wont work.

  14. lee says:

    Really digging this Rom. Only problem I’ve had with it is not being able to download picture messages. Any ideas?

  15. Mario says:

    Hi, I’m pretty new at this. I have a n00b question. If I wimply want the ROM but I’m not interested in overclocking my device can I skip the part of flashing the matr1x kernel? Or I always have to flash it?

  16. sim says:


    The link for downloading nexus s rom is not working.
    Can u please give any alternative link for download.


  17. Casey3000g says:

    just loaded the 1.3 beta, and it’s getting hammered out very nicely. my favorite rom so far for that perapp density setting.

  18. alex says:

    This rom is so Nice but all my app forceclose can somebody help me ?

  19. Fitbotw says:

    I like this rom. Many things are nice BUT when i set parameter on phone mode i can’t receive call anymore : phone app crashes on ring or it doesn’t ring at all.
    I tried (i think i did) all dpi parameters, if i don’t let the default parameters phone app doesn’t work anymore.

    So, as tablet mod is not as confortable, i will install another rom…

  20. OC says:

    Thank you for everything, Max. I really appreciate your work. I am looking forward to watching your next Nexus S tutorial on your new site(maybe something about Jelly Bean or TWRP 2.2.0)!

    KEEP UP!

  21. mike says:

    I love this rom 🙂 my phone is working very well I was using crespo 4g with all attachments and matrix kernal and my battery would die every few hours had it oc to 1.4 now I’m using this rom with gapps and no matrix ik not oc phone runs faster camera works better I’m very happy with this from

  22. luis says:

    Hey there, I installed the from perfectly fine and everything and it works flawlessly,
    But for some reason my 4G setting dont work can I please have some help?

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