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"Is my old phone any less Android?
If you drop it, does its screen not crack?
If you tweak it does it not speed up?
If you drain the battery does it not die?
And if you speak of Apple shall we not revenge?"





Our dearly beloved Nexus S's need our help.
It is up to us to better them by mods, tweaks and custom roms!


New phones are the enemy, and we are losing more and more Nexus S users to this temptress..


There is no "best" solution to this problem, so I have a chart to compare roms to better help you to find your "own" solution.

CLICK HERE






We are allowed our opinions,
but XDA doesn't want us to make statements about what is "best"..
Remember to respect XDA and anyone that posts on here.




So the challenge of this thread is to discuss your phone, rom, mod, tweak and anything else without using: BEST / FASTEST or BETTER / FASTER when comparing roms, mods, tweaks, ect...




If you try a rom,kernel,app,mod,tweak, please give your experience with it.



START WITH IT'S NAME AND DEVELOPER (LINKS ARE ALSO WELCOMED)

1. Performance

2. Battery life

3. Bugs or other issues

4. Favorite feature(s)

5. How you had it set up (cpu speeds, ect..)

6. Feel free to add any other relevant information

7. Would you recommend it





Try to only note the: key features, bennifits, problems, solutions, ect.. and not how your phone is now more awesome than mine, because it just isn't.. lol..

GOOD LUCK



( We will se how long this thread lasts until they shut it down?... lol )






And remember, that these are opinions, be curtious, use the thanks button and ALWAYS thank your developers.
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Default Must Haves

Here is a list of links to "must have" files for your phone or computer.
It includes programs, kernels, mods and apks...
I welcome suggestions on what to add..

-here- (this is a init. script that will automatically kill the media server saving battery, but not affecting your ability to use media)

-here- (Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit, for rooting/unlocking/flashing/fixing your phone)

-here- (flashing this will allow you to flash AOSP type kernels on CM roms)

-here- (flashing this will allow you to flash CM type kernels on AOSP roms)

-here- (this is an alternative radio for i9023 boosting some signal strength)

-here- (this .apk is for the latest flash player allowing you to use flash content on the web, may not work for KitKat..)

-here- (this is an .apk for MI file explorer, it not only can check files on your phone, but also cloud providers!!)

-here- (this is a patch for your bionic libs, reported working in 4.3, but is for 4.4 roms for much needed speed increases)

-here- (this is a link to Greenify, it is an apk that hibernates apps for more free ram)


I am not responcible for any issues that you or your phone have due to flashing /installing these, nor for world hunger!


Better Battery Life Tips :

Disable GPS, 3G, Wifi, Sync when not in use
Disable auto sync of Google and / or other accounts
Set brightness level to automatic or minimum
Disable auto rotation
Close / disable useless background apps
Don't over clock your CPU


*Also try Greenify from the app store, for more free ram and battery saving*

**THIS IS NOT MY WORK, SO REMEMBER TO THANK THE DEVELOPERS**
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I have a tweak package that is a combination of just stuff I found and edited and put together..

I sampled from:

FlyonMod,
Pure Performance,
Operation KillJoy,
Codename LightningBolt,
rPx Ultimate Edition
Fluid Engine
Possibly something else shiny???


This is a combination of init.d and build.prop mods...

Flash in any recovery ( after system has booted at least once) Not compatible with other mods, though Seeder / Crossbreeder may work.. Nothing to turn on / No codes to type.. Just sit back and enjoy!


This is for 4.x.x and 4.4.x roms, it may work on others, you tell me..
KitKat version has modified bionic files and isn't recommended for other roms


**Improved scrolling smoothness
**Better general responsiveness
**Battery improvement
**Internet improvements

Possibly cures cancer (further testing is still needed on the cancer research)

As always, this is not my work, do not complain to the original developers about problems!!
This is a highly modified version of the original design, is in beta, it has been tested, but may have flaws..


Flash at your own risk!!

I am not responcible for any issues that you or your phone have due to flashing this, nor for world hunger..

ENJOY!!

To install
1. Download the file
2. Copy the file to your phone (sd card)
3. Reboot to recovery
4. Choose install and select the file
5. Reboot

*Do not try to flash until your phone has booted once
*TWRP is the prefered recovery, others may work


**AS OF BETA 2.0 AND AFTER **

To activate the build.prop
1. open terminal emulator
2. type su [enter]
3. type build [enter]
4. reboot and enjoy!!

To check if it installed
1. open terminal emulator
2. type su [enter]
3. type scan [enter]
4. read and enjoy!!

To uninstall
1. open terminal emulator
2. type su [enter]
3. type uninstall [enter]
4. reboot and enjoy!!


**Pre- v1.0 versions are not compatible with Slim Roms



**Beta v0.6 Download
**Beta v0.7 Download

*Now working with Slim Roms*

Beta v1.0 Download

*Commands added via Terminal emulator

Beta v2.0 Download
Beta v2.3 Download


Final Release(s)

**KITKAT ONLY**
(v3.0)

**JB 4.1 & UP**
(v3.1)

To activate the build.prop
1. open terminal emulator
2. type su [enter]
3. type build [enter]
4. reboot and enjoy!!

To boost performance (temporarily)
1. open terminal emulator
2. type su [enter]
3. type boost [enter]
4. reboot and enjoy!!

To check if it installed
1. open terminal emulator
2. type su [enter]
3. type scan [enter]
4. read and enjoy!!

To uninstall
1. open terminal emulator
2. type su [enter]
3. type uninstall [enter]
4. reboot and enjoy!!

* *Clean install is a MUST as this installs differently than previous versions

* Battery improvement
* Added performance boost
* Re-added minor wifi/3g improvements
* Entropy generator
* Gps tweak
* Better i/o and VM
* Less lag
* Bug fixes and code cleanup


Final v3.0 Download
Final v3.1 Download
Final v3.2 Download


Stable Changelog/ features
* Added back ksm
* Removed unhelpful scripts
* Removed boost
* Cleaned up / rewrote code
* Terminal commands work (except boost as it is removed)
* Tested stable on KitKat (Jellybean is untested)
v1.1
* Fixed updater script
* Fixed wrong file placement
* Adjusted a couple values
* Added Sony Bravia tweaks
* Added new scripts

Stable v1.0 Download
Stable v1.1 Download
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Default KitKat Kernels

So, KitKat doesn't have many kernel options, but here are a few links and how to install them..

Bedalus Marmite (9.0) (AOSP) (flashable zip) You could also use 9.1, but it lacks selinux...
-here-
Bedalus Marmite (9.0) (CM) (flashable zip) You could also use 9.1, but it lacks selinux...
-here-

DerTeufel1980 Devil (CM) (flashable zip)
-here-

Cyanogenmod (CM) (boot.img)
-here-

Cn.fyodor (AOSP) (boot.img)
-here-

Slim (AOSP) (boot.img)
-here-

Pacorrop (AOSP) (boot.img)
-here-


AOSP and CM based roms may have issues when installing wrong kernel types, if you have major lags, you probably didn't use the correct kernel type and need to flash the CM or AOSP zip in the above "MUST HAVES" section.. Also doing a wipe on dalvik and cache is a good idea to avoid any bugs..

(flashable zip) instructions on how to install..

Put zip in sdcard.
Reboot to recovery
Flash zip

Reboot and enjoy!!

(boot.img) instructions on how to install..

Put boot.img in sdcard.
Open Terminal Emulator, then type..

su
(enter)
flash_image boot /sdcard/boot.img
(enter)

reboot and enjoy!!
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Updated chart!! Kitkat is finally on the menu..
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I am sorry, I upgraded to the nexus 5. I feel like I am cheating on my trusty ol nexus s. I still use it for listening to music and I keep it close by.

sent from my nexus 6
Retired my Nexus S and have a new shiny Nexus 5
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Yeah, I don't understand why it's not allowed to post our opinion about what ROM is best for us. Not everyone have the time to download all the ROM here in XDA and try it all one by one. Thanks to guy like you, who is obsessed with installing and trying every ROM out there (I meant this as a compliment LOL), I can have some reference about new ROM out there.

I found your thread (the one that's already closed) really helpful for me. I knew about JZ054M (stock update) from there. I gave it a try and I love it.

I believe this thread will also be closed by mod. But I hope you'll still update your Google Docs spreadsheet. Sometimes I still check it to see if there's any new ROM out there. Thanks.
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I just figure I might as well profit from the thread before it's closed...

What you guys think is best between using the old JZO54M with Xposed vs a latest 4.3 out even 4.4 ROM without the need of Xposed? I'm kinda sold to cm so I never really felt the need to downgrade, but I'm still wondering!
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I dont think media killer works perfectly. Meduaserver still consumes a lot of battery after I manually installed it. (Its for mako, so it cant be flashed). Or does it work in a different manner? Im on euroskank December 1 CM build. stock kernel.

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Eh, I actually just came from the S2 (sold it) and got a Nexus S as backup and dev device(hopefully), while I save for a Nexus 5 (or a new phone). Sorry in advance. I've only realized how limiting even 512MB RAM can be.

I'm quite thankful, ironically, that only a few threads are much active - this means to me that I have lesser ROMs to try out and look out for. SlimBean has been and still will be my daily driver, it having been my daily driver on the S2 as well, until a good KitKat ROM is out (not saying all the ones out are bad, just that there are still bugs for it).

EDIT: yet to try the improved bionic libs.
EDIT2: tried it out on SlimBean build 2. Seems to hold up pretty well. Will let this sink in for my daily usage.
EDIT3: Bionic libs seem to break the WiFi. I am able to adjust it, but the phone reboots. :/ Reverting :[
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