Ice Cream Sandwich (more sensibly named Android v4.0) was showcased by Google last week, and it impressed a lot of people. The enhanced sharing features, combined with a UI that has had nearly all elements refreshed and changed up, has lots of people excited. Many phones are going to be getting Ice Android 4.0 in the coming months, but some people have already gotten it working on the Nexus S.

The unofficial port comes with great stability (apparently), as stated on the XDA Developers site. This working future Android OS pops in just two days after the Android 4.0 SDK was released, a resourceful dev claims to already have the code up and running on a handset that isn’t the Galaxy Nexus.

The port works for the Nexus S, but not the Nexus S 4G. However, owners of the 4G version shouldn’t feel too bad, because there are very good people working on getting that up and working as well. There are still some bugs to work out, like the non-functioning WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular data and other minor stuff. If you can stand to wait, you should. This device is going to get getting ICS anyways.

You can watch the entire presentation of Ice Cream Sandwich in the video below if you wish to know more about it (it’s long, so feel free to scrub a bit if you don’t have an hour to learn everything). After the video, the instructions seen on the XDA developer site.


Below is the post/instructions from XDA

Updated Port of the ICS.


Working on both i9023 and i9020.

3G(for some)
Panorama Mode
Camera will FC for the 1st time

How to root:
Flash this file in CWM.

Can be used as a daily ROM.
Note: This ROM is a build 13 version, latest is build 14, so don’t expect all the features, i.e. New Icons, Face Unlock etc.

All the credit goes to- Beezy, Drew Garen
Link to his thread- Here

Please note that HotTips! cannot help you, or provide assistance with this process. The developer is linked above, and should be contacted if problems occur. Also, this should be considered BETA, so don’t do it on your primary device, if you don’t have a backup.

Make sure you have a thorough understanding of what you are doing. AndroidCentral is the primary source of this:

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