The Google Nexus S ROM dump that came available today promised a lot of good things. XDA member gtg465x posted the ROM in the Nexus S forums. Unfortunately, after a few hours, they found out that the dump was pretty useless:
Originally posted by gtg465x
This dump was taken via fastboot oem unlock and adb pull /system and it’s apparently missing permissions and symlinks.
What the developers need is a system dump of a rooted busybox installed Nexus S. The problem is that they don’t have a Nexus S.
Luckily, a few people do have the Nexus S and it seems they are pretty busy dumping it right now.
So, why is this dump so important? This is the first Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM that would be available – allowing other developers to port it to several other Android phones. So, if you have a Desire, an EVO or the HD2 for example, you will probably be able to run Gingerbread rather sooner than later. To stay updated about this, we’ll create another frequently updated article with a list of all Gingerbread running phones – but then it’ll be the real deal instead of a buggy SDK dump.
We’ll be updating this article as soon as the dump comes available. If you want to follow the discussion, there’s a development channel on Freenode, #NSdev.
You can also follow the system dump thread for more discussion.