Do you own a Samsung Nexus S? Have you been flashing all weekend?

Flashing Roms of course. This weekend a lot of activity has been happening in various Nexus S camps around the internet and if you own one you now have a lot of choice of which Rom to flash.

First of all Friday night Google announced that they would be rolling out the official Ice Cream Sandwich update to GSM devices over the next month. Luckily for the impatient people out there the files are also available for download. So you can flash it like any other Rom via Clockwork Mod. Or if you are not rooted just sit and wait patiently for the OTA update. Head over to this thread on XDA for the download.


Secondly the team over at Miuiandroid released a beta of the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich Miui Roms. Miui are a Chinese group of developers who makes beautiful Roms where almost every part of the Android system is changed to look better, From the Launcher through to the drop down widgets to the icons. A few weeks ago some pictures of the Miui version of Ice Cream Sandwich Rom were posted online and it looked great. They opened the Nexus S Rom up to beta testers and then over the weekend Mark at Miuiandroid translated the Rom and posted it for download. You can find more info out here.

Thirdly the Cyanogenmod team released alpha 15 of the upcoming Cyanogenmod 9 Rom for the Nexus S. Which takes the basic ICS Rom for the Nexus S and makes it better. You can get this via Rom Manager or via this thread here on XDA.

Also quite notably you can pick up a new Nexus S quite cheaply now. With sellers like this on Ebay selling new devices for about £219.99. So is now the time to get one? Or do you wait / save for the Galaxy Nexus? I am hoping that in the new year the prices on the Galaxy Nexus drop a bit.

So do you own a Nexus S? Have you already flashed on of these Roms? Are you trying to sell yours to part finance a Galaxy Nexus? Let us know?

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  • Oh God, I’d kill to get my hands on Galaxy Nexus for at least few days. I’ve seen it few times in shops and its display just can’t stop astonishing me each time. However, seeing SGN today I’m fairly confident we’ll have more and more ICS-powered devices like this beginning 2012, I just need to sit tight and wait. ;)

    Btw, Nexus S seems a very viable option today. However, I’d rather put off and and wait for CM9 for my DesireZ to test-drive ICS before committing my wallet to the new fancy gadget…

    • James Pearce

      yeah the Nexus S wouldn’t be a huge jump from the Desire Z. CM9 can’t be far off now.

  • Daniel Simons

    Had been keeping a keen eye on the NS’s available on ebay and gumtree over the past 2 weeks. Picked up a bargain deal on an i9020 LED NS as good as new for just £175 last week!! Received it Friday, updated to genuine ICS Sunday and what a makeover!! LOVE IT!! Great upgrade from the N1.

    • James Pearce

      Great price you got there Daniel. Are you planning on trying the Miui ICS rom as well?

      • Daniel Simons

        I know James, I missed out on a few by seconds on ebay around the £185-205 price but this came on gumtree so I snatched it up!! Not a mark or scratch to be found.

        Re: Miui ICS; I remember upgrading to Cyanoden 7 (or 8) from Froyo before the official Gingerbread rom was made available by Google and I didn’t see what the fuss was about to be honest. The offical ROM appeard more stable to me. I’ve installed alternative launcher’s in the past two but with ICS I haven’t yet found a reason to use an alternative ROM.

         – What does Miui bring over official Android ROM?