POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Nexus S

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

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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 have the device in fastboot mode before you can use it (either “adb reboot bootloader”, or press-and-hold both volume-up and volume-down then press-and-hold power).

Be careful with this download as it can harm your device if not sure what are you doing, be sure to read all instructions before proceed.

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Nexus S and Galaxy S i9000 Get CM9 Alpha

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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 entrance of their cave and began work on CM9, stating they would be “back in 2 months”. Despite the Honeycomb project (CM8) being discontinued, the team are seemingly set on making CM9 a success.

CM9 has made an appearance on the Galaxy S i9000 and Nexus S. I’ve been using it on the Nexus S, and for a port that’s only in Alpha 11, I’ve experienced no obvious faults. I am very excited to see how Cyanogen apply ICS to table. . . READ ON »

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Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

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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 stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device’s development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs listed with “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Check out our list! . . . READ ON »

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

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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 considered “too old” for updates. Having used a Nexus One as my primary device for eight months, the news made my heart sink ever so slightly.

Ironically enough, the first ICS SDK-port for the Nexus One actually had already appeared four days earlier. However, as is the case with the majority of SDK-ports, the lack of hardware acceleration made things dreadfully sl. . . READ ON »

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NSTools To Manage Various Tweaks

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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, Screendimmer, TouchWake and more, meaning you no longer need to edit init scripts. The app restores settings upon boot.

If for any reason you want to reset NSTools config, you can just install reset_nstools.zip in Recovery.

NSTools is for Root users only and is available to download for free in the Android Market. For more information, head on over to the application thread.. . . READ ON »

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ICS Port Surfaces For The Nexus S

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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, it was brought to our attention that several other devices are getting ports although a few of them are having some issues getting off the ground. The Nexus S seems to not be having this problem because XDA member HAKA has released a working port for it. As it has been the case since the beginning of time on xda, the ports are always works in progress, but this one seems to be doing rather well to be so young (about 4 days old and counting). It seems th. . . READ ON »

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Android 2.3.7 Hits The Streets!

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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 about a week and a half ago. Needless to say, between that time and now, roms of all sizes and colors have surfaced for a ton of devices across the site thanks to people like XDA member qbking77 who decided to pull out the update out of a friend’s device . Among them, we can see roms and updates to the new OS on the Nexus S, Nexus One, SGS2, and a few others.

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BREAKING: Ice Cream Sandwich Leaked on Nexus S?

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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 S on eBay, stocked with this highly anticipated OS from Google, takes things a bit far in the “This is totally real, please believe me!” world. Especially with the version openly advertised as “Ice Cream Sandwich”, instead of a code–name. We know how Google likes code-names, so why not use one now?

However fake this may be, it’s still interesting to see how Ginge. . . READ ON »

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Want to De-Brand Your Nexus S?

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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 and would love to get rid of the Samsung branding on it, XDA member stavros86 has a very nice surprise for you. Instructions are simple, just go through your desk, find a pencil with an eraser on one end, and rub away. Yup, that simple. I know it isn’t the most ellaborate mod ever, but whoever said that the path to greatness needed to be a hard one?

Anyways, if you do this, please share some screenshots to show off your pencil wielding abilit. . . READ ON »

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