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.

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From XDA:

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.

Nexus S Sense ROM

For queries, please check out the official thread.

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