HTC recently unveiled it’s One series of smartphones based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Hardware specifications and advanced, next-gen optics aside, these devices come with Sense 4.0 – the latest version of HTC’s custom skin – which looks absolutely stunning and a vast improvement over Sense 3.5 and older which were very bloated.
Nexus S-owning enthusiasts interested in trying out Sense 4.0 on their device are in luck as a port based on an RUU leak from the One X has been released. It is currently in “pre-alpha” stage od development since most parts of the ROM do not work.
This is Sense 4.0, ICS 4.0.3. It is ported from the latest HTC Endeavour RUU leak. The Endeavour is a quad-core tegra 3 phone, with 720p display. So yes this rom will take some work. This rom is more of a preview. It has alot of issues.
DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide. Proceed at your own risk.
Step 1: Download the flashable .zip file from here [Minus Link]. Place it directly under /sdcard directory on your Nexus S.
Step 2: Turn off your device.
Step 3: Press and hold Volume Up + Power buttons until you get into ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 4: Take a nandroid backup.
Step 5: From main menu, do a (wipe data/)factory reset, wipe cache partition and from advanced menu, wipe Dalvik cache.
Step 6: Once again, go back to main menu. Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the .zip file you transferred to your Nexus S in Step 1.
Step 7: After flashing is complete, choose reboot system now.
If you followed the steps correctly, your Nexus S will now boot into Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4.0 (taken from HTC One X) on top.
For queries, please check out the official thread.
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