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Vandam500

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This thread is made with the Nexus S (GSM) in mind. If you have a CDMA Nexus S head to the other thread.

ROMs are in the 2nd post.
Kernels are in the 4th post.
Changelog is in the 5th post

*Devs of Roms if you would like different screenshots or description of your ROM shoot me a pm.

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Rooting Guides

1-CLICK-ROOT (Windows)
AllGamer's Complete Rooting Guide
Jonathon Grigg's Rooting Guide
W0lv3r1n3's Great Windows Rooting Guide
Rooting via ADB for Win7&Vista
The Unlockr's How to Root the Nexus S
Rooting on Ubuntu
Koush's Rooting Guide
kenvan19's Rooting on a Mac
 
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MOST OF THESE ROMS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE NEXUS S 4G YET, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FLASH.

ROMS

4.0 [ICS ROMs]

Screen shots and short descriptions are coming

CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 12
By Koush


AOSP ICS Build v3
By kwiboo


NexuSBeam HD
By Coentje44


(ICS) -Android 4.0
By eugene373


Ultimate ICS v0.1
By iceandfire


Super ICS
By htcclay


Nexus MV
By MarkVis


Brainmaster’s tweaked ICS v6
By brainmaster


2.3.4 ROMs

reddv1's Stock Deodexed with KD1 Radio

Stock build that has been deodexed, zipaligned and contains the latest radio.

du5t3r's Stock Deodexed ZipAligned

This stock ROM is completely zipaligned and deodexed. Also has a memory tweak in the re-compiled stock kernel in order to improve battery life. Claims by du5ter is and I quote "FASTEST STOCK ROM YOU'LL FIND"

Blandroid

A AOSP build of 2.3.4 with very few additions added. Its purpose is to be completely stable and used for as a base for other ROMs (such as infin1ty).

"Blandroid is an Android ROM that was created to be as stable as possible while still providing some useful features not found in AOSP"

Oxygen

Built straight from AOSP, this is a minimalistic ROM with a few extra features like Adhoc wifi network support, ddvanced power menu, status bar power widget, and a few more.

infin1ty

While built of AOSP this ROM has more then meets the eye. Lots of additions such as notification control toggles, universal volume controls, SIP calling over 3G, and reboot options in power menu just to name a few.

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ZuluZulu


This ROM is based off of 2.3.4 AOSP with some tweaks such as transparent status bar and battery percentage.

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MIUI

A very unique ROM made by the Chinese. Its running the latest software (2.3.4) and includes a bunch of features not found in other ROMs such as the unique notification toggles, 2 button screen capture, revamped menu system and more. This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew.

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SuperAOSP

SuperAOSP is built completely from scratch and has a plethora of features/additions. It has many features from CyanogenMod 7 along with extras such as SupSetup in which it lets you customize every aspect of the ROM.

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Amethyst Nexus


A stock experience with additions such as notification power control, Voodoo sound and a better widget picker.

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OpenSoju

Is a AOSP ROM with Netarchys kernel and Zeam launcher out of the box with many other tweaks.

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ZuluGen

Based on the latest CM7 Nightly Source with additional stuff such as Netarchy kernel, more recent Google apps and themed sections such as transparent status bar, battery percentage and more.

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CyanogenMod 7 Nightly Builds

Exactly as the title says. Nightly builds are normally released everyday and they include the latest commits from Team Douche. While not all can be considered "stable" this is XDA and we love to flash stuff :D This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew.

NSCollab

This rom is based on a customized CyanogenMod 7 installation featuring Netarchy's latest kernel w/ BLN Support, Supercurio's Voodoo Sound/Color, Stock GB Launcher, and latest GAPPS. Its a mix between CM7 and stock.

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ZeROXs

AOSP ROM with extras such as being zipaligned, deodexed, Netarchy kernel and a theme.

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iceandfire

Built on a nightly version of CM7 This has tons of extra goodies such as the MIUI camera, a different theme, and various performance tweaks and optimizations.

SuperCM7

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Based on a CM7 Nightly, this comes bundled with a theme and some other tweaks

Nexus S Mode

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Built from AOSP, this is deodexed, zipaligned and comes with other goodies such as different animations, theme, bootanimation, and Netarchys 1.3.4 CFS Kernel + more.

rAv

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Built from stock 2.3.4 this ROM has the Jame Bond Sabai kernel, includes the UD launcher, has the neat Apple vs LOL boot animation and a bunch of other tweaks and additions

2.3.3 ROMs

CyanogenMod 7.0.3 (Stable)

The infamous CyanogenMod ROMs go way back to the G1 days. Without a doubt the most widespread ROM across all devices. Its built straight from AOSP with a numerous amount of customization, tweaks and extras with a insane amount of options found everywhere you look. This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew.

NexusSense


The first and only Sense ROM for the Nexus S. It has come a long way but is not quite ready for daily use since many key features are yet to work such as mobile data, camera, bluetooth, etc. However its nice to try out to see what direction the ROM is heading to.

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MoDaCo Custom ROM

Based off 2.3.3 this includes Paul's custom Modaco kernel, optimizations and EXT4 performance tweak. This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew. This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew.

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Axura

A heavily modified and themed ROM based of 2.3.3. It is deodexed and includes things such as Netarchys kernel + CM7 additions

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GingerS

A stock ROM thats been modified to be as stable and fast as possible. Comes with Netarchy kernel and some tweaks from Supercurio

Master's Stock 2.3.3 - Deodexed - Four Flavors

A completely stock ROM that has been deodexed. Comes in 4 different versions that have things such as Voodoo kernel and stock kernel with root or no root.

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Honeycomb 3.0 SDK port

*Warning this is not recommended for new people new to custom roms and what not. It's a proof of concept so take that into account of you decide to try it*

The well known tablet version of Android ported to the Nexus S. Since it is in Alpha 2 and because Google hasn't released the HoneyComb source yet many things are not working. This still won't stop many of us from trying it out and playing with Honeycomb!
 
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New Addition Coming Soon

I removed ROM Updates section for two reasons. First, with all the ROMs available and the little time I have on my hands (newborn baby, job, and college) it has gotten nearly impossible to catch up and since I don't want it to have something that is always outdated I decided to remove it. Second, all the ROMs have changelogs in their threads, so why go through all the work to duplicate it? Its just a click away :D
 
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Kernels

Netarchy - Have nearly every addition you could think of. Extremely popular and constantly updated.

Ogdobber's ☆Jame Bond☆ Kernel -Another popular kernel with many different flavors available for use

Trinity 1.44GHz/1.2GHz V2- A OCd kernel with things such as TUN and CIFS.

Trinity UV V2 -While it retains stock speeds, the big difference is this is Undervolted in order to save even more battery life.

Morfic's Honity12 and Honity14 -Morfics kernel are known for their speed and stability. Include the regular features plus a little more right out of the box.

Matr1x -As of now this kernel is based off AOSP code with additions such as Voodoo, BLN, Smartass governor, and support for the Proton Voltage App. Supports CM7, Stock ROMs, and all other ROMs.
 
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Changelog

5/6/2011
-Initial Post for Roms and Kernels

5/7/2011
-Added Rooting Guides to 1st post
-Added CM7 screen shot
-Added iceandfire ROM
-Added HoneyComb SDK Port
-Moved SupeAOSP up to the 2.3.4 ROM section (Thanks grubynawro for the heads up)
-Added Stock 2.3.4 Deodexed GRJ22 ROM (Thanks juliano_q)

5/8/2011

-Fixed couple of dead screenshots links
-Added extra option for devs in 1st post

5/9/2011
-infin1ty ROM updated to 1.0.0, moved to 2.3.4 ROM section.
-Made ROM titles bigger
-iceandfire ROM updated to v1.2
-Added Jonathon Grigg's Rooting Guide
-Fixed bad links
-Added Warning For Nexus S 4G Owners to 1st post
-Rearranged stock roms to top of list (No modifications made = same exact look as stock).
-NSCollab updated to 1.0.22
-Added description to ROMs stating that they support Multilingual RTL (Hebrew and Arabic) (Thanks odrop for the info).

5/10/2011
-Updated Notification Screen Shot for infin1ty per dev request

5/11/2011
-Added extra info for du5t3r's ROM.
-Removed Nexbreed link for now
-Added Trinity UV Kernel
-Moved Amethyst Nexus up to 2.3.4 ROMs
-Removed all ROM version numbers from titles. Will update them below in "ROM Updates"

5/12/2011
-Rearranged the location of few things to make it easier to find
-Added Unlockr rooting guide

5/13/2011
-Updated and added more screenshots for nANDROID ROM.

5/15/2011
-Added OpenSoju ROM

5/22/2011
-Fixed nANDROID screenshots
-Updated nANDROID ROM to ZuluZulu

5/24/2011
-Added ZuluGen ROM

5/29/2011
-Added Matr1x kernel

6/2/2011
-Removed ROM Updates section

6/5/2011
-Updated ZuluGen screenshots

6/7/2011
-Moved CM7 Nightly, NSCollab, Zerox, and iceandfire ROMs up to 2.3.4 section

6/8/2011
-Added SuperCM7 ROM
-Added description to CM7 to distinguish it from Nightly
-Added Nexus S Mode ROM
-Removed Nexbreed ROM (Developer account disabled and thread is closed since 5/8)

6/9/2011
-Added rAv ROM back (Appear to have accidentally removed it yesterday)

6/13/2011
-Added Oxygen ROM

7/2/2011
-Added 1-Click-Root Method

7/12/2011
-Updated info about the Matrix kernel

12/11/2011
-Added all ICS ROMs (No screenshots yet)
 
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Bandis710

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:) great initiative !

1 remark , In your description you say that Du5st3r 's rom is built of AOSP , I think that is not correct .. As far as I can see it is a deodexed and zipaligned stock rom , like nexusbreed
 

Vandam500

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:) great initiative !

1 remark , In your description you say that Du5st3r 's rom is built of AOSP , I think that is not correct .. As far as I can see it is a deodexed and zipaligned stock rom , like nexusbreed

Thanks for the heads up! 4am over here, I need some sleep haha.
 

Vandam500

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I will add sections for the rooting guides and radios later on today. I need some sleep :p
 

Vandam500

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Besides the rooting guides what else would you guys like to see bundled here?

Sent from my Nexus S
 
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deeren

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nicee job !!!
small rectification i guess you should correct though : blandroid 2.3.4p0 is not a stock built of 2.3.4 but an AOSP rom.
 

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Nice initiative! Thanks! A bit hard to read though; between the big pictures and the small font size ROM titles (well same as the description font size). Maybe some formatting is in order?
 
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    This thread is made with the Nexus S (GSM) in mind. If you have a CDMA Nexus S head to the other thread.

    ROMs are in the 2nd post.
    Kernels are in the 4th post.
    Changelog is in the 5th post

    *Devs of Roms if you would like different screenshots or description of your ROM shoot me a pm.

    ********************************

    Rooting Guides

    1-CLICK-ROOT (Windows)
    AllGamer's Complete Rooting Guide
    Jonathon Grigg's Rooting Guide
    W0lv3r1n3's Great Windows Rooting Guide
    Rooting via ADB for Win7&Vista
    The Unlockr's How to Root the Nexus S
    Rooting on Ubuntu
    Koush's Rooting Guide
    kenvan19's Rooting on a Mac
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    MOST OF THESE ROMS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE NEXUS S 4G YET, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FLASH.

    ROMS

    4.0 [ICS ROMs]

    Screen shots and short descriptions are coming

    CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 12
    By Koush


    AOSP ICS Build v3
    By kwiboo


    NexuSBeam HD
    By Coentje44


    (ICS) -Android 4.0
    By eugene373


    Ultimate ICS v0.1
    By iceandfire


    Super ICS
    By htcclay


    Nexus MV
    By MarkVis


    Brainmaster’s tweaked ICS v6
    By brainmaster


    2.3.4 ROMs

    reddv1's Stock Deodexed with KD1 Radio

    Stock build that has been deodexed, zipaligned and contains the latest radio.

    du5t3r's Stock Deodexed ZipAligned

    This stock ROM is completely zipaligned and deodexed. Also has a memory tweak in the re-compiled stock kernel in order to improve battery life. Claims by du5ter is and I quote "FASTEST STOCK ROM YOU'LL FIND"

    Blandroid

    A AOSP build of 2.3.4 with very few additions added. Its purpose is to be completely stable and used for as a base for other ROMs (such as infin1ty).

    "Blandroid is an Android ROM that was created to be as stable as possible while still providing some useful features not found in AOSP"

    Oxygen

    Built straight from AOSP, this is a minimalistic ROM with a few extra features like Adhoc wifi network support, ddvanced power menu, status bar power widget, and a few more.

    infin1ty

    While built of AOSP this ROM has more then meets the eye. Lots of additions such as notification control toggles, universal volume controls, SIP calling over 3G, and reboot options in power menu just to name a few.

    homescreen.png

    camera.png

    notification_medium.png


    ZuluZulu


    This ROM is based off of 2.3.4 AOSP with some tweaks such as transparent status bar and battery percentage.

    snap20110515_173846.png

    snap20110515_173309.png

    snap20110515_174823.png


    MIUI

    A very unique ROM made by the Chinese. Its running the latest software (2.3.4) and includes a bunch of features not found in other ROMs such as the unique notification toggles, 2 button screen capture, revamped menu system and more. This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew.

    dark-new.png


    SuperAOSP

    SuperAOSP is built completely from scratch and has a plethora of features/additions. It has many features from CyanogenMod 7 along with extras such as SupSetup in which it lets you customize every aspect of the ROM.

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    1.png

    3.png



    Amethyst Nexus


    A stock experience with additions such as notification power control, Voodoo sound and a better widget picker.

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    OpenSoju

    Is a AOSP ROM with Netarchys kernel and Zeam launcher out of the box with many other tweaks.

    lockscreen.png

    homescreen.png


    ZuluGen

    Based on the latest CM7 Nightly Source with additional stuff such as Netarchy kernel, more recent Google apps and themed sections such as transparent status bar, battery percentage and more.

    snap20110605_111627.png

    snap20110605_111630.png




    CyanogenMod 7 Nightly Builds

    Exactly as the title says. Nightly builds are normally released everyday and they include the latest commits from Team Douche. While not all can be considered "stable" this is XDA and we love to flash stuff :D This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew.

    NSCollab

    This rom is based on a customized CyanogenMod 7 installation featuring Netarchy's latest kernel w/ BLN Support, Supercurio's Voodoo Sound/Color, Stock GB Launcher, and latest GAPPS. Its a mix between CM7 and stock.

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    ZeROXs

    AOSP ROM with extras such as being zipaligned, deodexed, Netarchy kernel and a theme.

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    iceandfire

    Built on a nightly version of CM7 This has tons of extra goodies such as the MIUI camera, a different theme, and various performance tweaks and optimizations.

    SuperCM7

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    Based on a CM7 Nightly, this comes bundled with a theme and some other tweaks

    Nexus S Mode

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    Built from AOSP, this is deodexed, zipaligned and comes with other goodies such as different animations, theme, bootanimation, and Netarchys 1.3.4 CFS Kernel + more.

    rAv

    sinttulo2n.gif


    Built from stock 2.3.4 this ROM has the Jame Bond Sabai kernel, includes the UD launcher, has the neat Apple vs LOL boot animation and a bunch of other tweaks and additions

    2.3.3 ROMs

    CyanogenMod 7.0.3 (Stable)

    The infamous CyanogenMod ROMs go way back to the G1 days. Without a doubt the most widespread ROM across all devices. Its built straight from AOSP with a numerous amount of customization, tweaks and extras with a insane amount of options found everywhere you look. This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew.

    NexusSense


    The first and only Sense ROM for the Nexus S. It has come a long way but is not quite ready for daily use since many key features are yet to work such as mobile data, camera, bluetooth, etc. However its nice to try out to see what direction the ROM is heading to.

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    MoDaCo Custom ROM

    Based off 2.3.3 this includes Paul's custom Modaco kernel, optimizations and EXT4 performance tweak. This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew. This ROM supports RTL (right to left) Arabic and Hebrew.

    nexussss1.png

    nexussr12about.png

    rebootoptions1.png


    Axura

    A heavily modified and themed ROM based of 2.3.3. It is deodexed and includes things such as Netarchys kernel + CM7 additions

    m2tzRl.jpg

    iGBQ4l.jpg

    MelYvl.jpg


    GingerS

    A stock ROM thats been modified to be as stable and fast as possible. Comes with Netarchy kernel and some tweaks from Supercurio

    Master's Stock 2.3.3 - Deodexed - Four Flavors

    A completely stock ROM that has been deodexed. Comes in 4 different versions that have things such as Voodoo kernel and stock kernel with root or no root.

    20110417111834.jpeg

    20110417003713.jpeg


    Honeycomb 3.0 SDK port

    *Warning this is not recommended for new people new to custom roms and what not. It's a proof of concept so take that into account of you decide to try it*

    The well known tablet version of Android ported to the Nexus S. Since it is in Alpha 2 and because Google hasn't released the HoneyComb source yet many things are not working. This still won't stop many of us from trying it out and playing with Honeycomb!
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    Kernels

    Netarchy - Have nearly every addition you could think of. Extremely popular and constantly updated.

    Ogdobber's ☆Jame Bond☆ Kernel -Another popular kernel with many different flavors available for use

    Trinity 1.44GHz/1.2GHz V2- A OCd kernel with things such as TUN and CIFS.

    Trinity UV V2 -While it retains stock speeds, the big difference is this is Undervolted in order to save even more battery life.

    Morfic's Honity12 and Honity14 -Morfics kernel are known for their speed and stability. Include the regular features plus a little more right out of the box.

    Matr1x -As of now this kernel is based off AOSP code with additions such as Voodoo, BLN, Smartass governor, and support for the Proton Voltage App. Supports CM7, Stock ROMs, and all other ROMs.
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    New Addition Coming Soon

    I removed ROM Updates section for two reasons. First, with all the ROMs available and the little time I have on my hands (newborn baby, job, and college) it has gotten nearly impossible to catch up and since I don't want it to have something that is always outdated I decided to remove it. Second, all the ROMs have changelogs in their threads, so why go through all the work to duplicate it? Its just a click away :D
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    Okay, this is gonna sound really stupid, but I just replaced my rooted HTC Desire(on MIUI) with a Nexus S.

    However, I am having trouble finding what version of the nexus s I have. In the phone options it says I9023XXKF1, but in the bootloader I get: I9020XXKA3, and baseband I9020XXKF1, what version should I be looking at?

    Furthermore, I have updated this phone to 2.3.6, which rooting methods can I use?

    Thanks in advance, and apologies for the stupid questions, but I did search but was unsuccesful at finding answers.

    Vincent.
    Hello Vincent, since i noticed you are from Netherlands, theres a big chance you have the LCD version of the Nexus S, you can always check by taking off the battery and looking at a "sticker" that shows information on your phone, if you arent sure you can always call your carrier and ask them what model they gave you.


    Here's a rooting guide for the S-LCD Nexus S:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1007782

    Considering you know how to backup and flash roms.

    After your root you can get MIUI for your Phone:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1181050

    Or

    Cyanogen MOD7:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1297566

    Or

    The Ice Cream Sandwich Port:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1313337


    As for your kernel i recommend Franco Kernel for daily use and battery life.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1305360

    Or

    For stable overclocking and speed. Matr1x Kernel is a great choice.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1100448

    This are just my recommendations. Happy Flashing and have fun with your NS!

    Edit: Whoops,sorry! no wonder i failed my Geo and History exams this term. Sorry, i would of felt insulted if someone got mixed up with my nationality like that!