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Nexus S and Nexus S 4G Gets Android Ice Cream Sandwich

galaxy-nexus Android ICS

Since Google has released the source code of their Latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, developers community have been busy in releasing custom ROMs of Android ICS  for most powerful android devices. We have already reported you about the successful port on Galaxy S , Galaxy S II and HTC HD2 devices. Now another ICS custom ROM has been released to port on Google Nexus S and Nexus S 4G devices.

Therefore, if owns one of those devices and ready to port Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your smartphone then following the below mentioned guide prepared by one of developer over XDA. However, it is pertinent to mention here that the current build does not support data usage statistics, USB, and the camcorder features whereas 3G, 2D/3D HW acceleration (some glitches), Audio, Camera, GPS, Face Unlock, WiFi (after applying wifi patch) and BT have been confirmed to be working.

WARNING

PROCEDURE WE HAVE REFERRED IS ALL AT YOUR OWN RISK. KOOLMOBILE.NET WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF IT GETS FAILED OR CAUSED ANY DATA LOSS!!!!!

Procedure

Kernel
The kernel is custom build from the aosp source (same as stock 2.3.7) with the following changes:
– mxt224 patch to make touchscreen work (source patch)
– pvr-driver backported from aosp tuna kernel (source patch)
– v2: bcm4329 parameter backport (source patch)
– v2: android usb gadget driver backported from aosp tuna kernel
– v2: xt_qtaguid and xt_quota2 backported from aosp tuna kernel

Other kernels will not work unless they include the patches above

Notes
– device config for this build – source code
– pvr updated to 1.8 from omap-tuna kernel – kernel patch
– imgtec drivers from maguro – drivers
– mxt224-patch from syndtr – kernel patch
– audio and camera library from beezy’s ics sdk port
– gapps from paul’s leaked ICL23D dump

Changes in v2
– Optimized binaries (user build)
– wpa_supplicant switched to 0.8, should fix status icon and hopefully more
– Tethering over wifi and usb
– USB mass storage
– Data usage statistics
– Updated Maps, Music and Google+
– Updated kernel to support usb, statistics and wifi tethering
– Note: Camera icon on home screen is not working, remove it and add it again

Download Nexus S – I902X (Use at your own risk!)
v1: here (wifi patch)
v2: http://www.multiupload.com/00F7ELOHQM (no need for wifi patch)

Download Nexus S 4G – D720 (Use at your own risk!)
v1: here (wifi patch)
v2: building

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