SAMSUNG NEXUS S Posts on XDA

Google’s Dianne Hackborn Dispels Android Hardware Acceleration Myths

There's been much fervor regarding Google's inclusion of "full" hardware acceleration into Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And this is with good reason---the 2D software rendering in Android 2.x made for a noticeably less smooth experience than competing OSes.While the inclusion of a greater extent of hardware acceleration into the OS is a wonderful thing, there...

Factory Images For Galaxy Nexus GSM/HSPA+ Ready For Download

We´ve found that you can download for your Galaxy Nexus 4G (GSM/HSPA+) binary image files that are provided for use in restoring your Nexus device's original factory firmware. This file, once unarchived, contains the bootloader, baseband, and the rest of the system. Be aware that you'll need to have fastboot in your path, and to...

Nexus S and Galaxy S i9000 Get CM9 Alpha

The Cyanogen team need no introduction when it comes to Android ports that work. Ice Cream Sandwich has been designed to run on phones and tablets natively, so its potential to be more successful than CM7 is a given. With this idea in mind, two weeks ago the Cyanogen team pulled a rock across the...

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual...

Nexus One “Too Old” for ICS? Get Real! AOSP-Based Builds Arrive for Various Devices!

Google's Mobile Product Manager Hugo Barra recently stated that the company had no plans to update the Nexus One to Ice Cream Sandwich, citing that the handset was simply too old to run the newer operating system. Many users felt unnecessarily abandoned, believing that a former flagship device under 2 years old could hardly be...

NSTools To Manage Various Tweaks

Fans of tweaking their Nexus S's will be pleased to hear that XDA forum member arifhn has put together an Android app to manage lots of mods and tweaks including XDA member Ezeekel's mods.The app lets you select which tweaks you want to apply to your Nexus S including BLD, BLN, BLX, Custom Voltage, Deepidle, Liveoc,...

ICS Port Surfaces For The Nexus S

Just as we said a few days ago when the ICS SDK and sources surfaced across the web, it was simply a matter of time before we started seeing devices with ports all across the web. The first one that apparently showed up during this past weekend was the port for the Nexus One. Now,...

Android 2.3.7 Hits The Streets!

Well, it seems that the people/team behind Gingerbread really do not want to see this fantastic version of Android to be left behind and forgotten. Because of this, they decided to start rolling out what is likely to be one of the last updates to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.7. Several devices received OTAs being pushed in...

BREAKING: Ice Cream Sandwich Leaked on Nexus S?

Update: Evidence has surfaced that implies that this is indeed Ice Cream Sandwich.This is (most likely a) fake. Leaks are always too coincidental. Apple lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, twice, and we sure as heck didn't believe it was real the first time.The idea of someone lucky enough to purchase a Nexus...

Want to De-Brand Your Nexus S?

We have seen our share of great and almost unbelievable mods for our devices here at XDA. Modding the cases is always a fun thing to do, but not everyone is comfortable with sanding a $400 piece of technology, no matter how tempting the end result may be. Well, if you have a Nexus S...

Unbrick Your Hummingbird-Powered Device by Creating Your Own Bootloader

How would you like to create your own bootloader? Sounds a bit daunting, no? Aside from the inherent "cool factor," having this ability could get your device out of some tough spots that would otherwise require the use of JTAG.Thanks to the work of a team lead by XDA Recognized Developer Rebellos, this is now possible for...

Breaking – Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich First Shots Leaked

Thanks to a tip from XDA member jjsoviet we can bring you what has been circulating around some mobile sites regarding the leaked pictures of the upcoming and most anticipated Android 2.4/4.0, code name Ice Cream Sandwich. We can see from the pictures leaked that blue will be all around the re designed UI. Some...