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Install Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich on your Nexus S

Ammar Malik
Nov 22, 2011
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We covered the recently released AOSP ROM for the Nexus S running on Android 4.0 and today we’ll cover briefly on how you can install it on your Nexus S. The ROM is almost perfect for daily use, the only issue being the broken camcorder, tethering and data usage limit. However things like WiFi, hardware acceleration, GPS, camera, face unlock are working perfectly fine.

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You will need a rooted phone for this to work.

Rooting voids your warranty. Not following the instructions carefully might result in a bricked phone. Proceed at your own risk!

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Instructions

  1. Download the ROM from here and place it in your phone’s mass storage
  2. Boot into the bootloader by powering off your phone, then pressing volume down + power at the same time
  3. Perform a nandroid backup
  4. Wipe data and cache
  5. Go to install from zip card and select the zip file you downloaded
  6. Restart your phone and enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich!

For more information, updates and troubleshooting, visit this thread on XDA

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