MIUI Nexus S 4G   AOSP Nexus S 4G

Google may not have officially pumped out Ice Cream Sandwich for the Nexus S 4G yet, but that won't stop you from having it.  We've got two custom ROMs in the forums that are dripping with ICS goodness.  If you're a fan of the stock Android experience, you can get a fully working AOSP 4.0.3 ROM for your 4G, with just enough changes from standard to make everything work well from Beezy.  It's like having a smaller Galaxy Nexus in your pocket, with face lock, beam, and everything else you've seen in videos and reviews.

If you want something a little different, fergie716 has ported over the latest ICS MIUI ROM to the Sprint Nexus, with everything good to go except for Wimax (which you'll never see working on MIUI).  It's also Android 4.0.3 under all the candy, and offers a very different experience that everyone should try for themselves at least once.  It's subtle, beautiful, and a nice change of pace.

Of course, nobody here will blame you if you just want to wait for Google to get the official 4.0.3 build pushed to you.  But if you like to tinker around, there's no need to wait.  Check 'em out. 

[ROM] AOSP 4.0.3 for the Nexus S 4G

[MIUI 4.0] MIUI SwAT for the Nexus S 4G

Thanks, devs, and thanks Paul for the tip!


Reader comments

Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs for the Nexus S 4G [from the forums]


For whatever reason they decided to not push it out this year. One of Google's developers was spotted as saying they had accomplished what they set out to do for 2011 and unfortunately the NS4G release wasn't on their list...

Lets hope for a early 2012 release when they all get back to work.

And people talk about Android being fragmented. Google can not even update their own Nexus line in a timely manner. Frankly I am tired of waiting for a Nexus S 4G ICS update.

it didn't even release for the att nexus s. i think they are waiting to fix up the battery life issues before they do anything. im running the tmobile update on my att nexus s and the battery is absolutely terrible

Your probably looking at the screen shot on the left... That is MIUI. The screen shot on the right is from Beezy's ICS AOSP ROM.

Both are excellent and worth taking for a test drive...

I thought I was the only one getting impatient. I bought the nexus S 4G to get updates FAST. Not months after the nexus S. This is ridiculous and it makes me wonder whether I can counting google to get this stuff done in a timely manner in the future. As much as I dislike the idea of getting iphine, atleast they push out updates within 1 month for all devices.

I don't care that its not out, like Paul said if I couldn't wait I could just unlock and use the AOSP. I do care that there is no reason for it. I like being informed.

Unless if by "supervisor" you mean vice president or something they have no idea what they're talking about. Just an educated guess at best.

I agree, we have a better chance of seeing it before the first before I would trust one of those so called experts.