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CyanogenMod 7 for Nexus S, a Christmas Gift from Koush!


Nexus S android 2.3 phone
The famous and lovely CyanogenMod 7 is now available on Nexus S too, although in alpha version, still in heavy development.

Well, our favorite android developer, Koushik Dutta — the man who got us many many amazing ROMs, ClockworkMod and a ROM Manager — just brought a nifty Christmas present to Nexus S phone users. It’s CyanogenMod 7, your favorite ROM on whichever device this ROM is available.

The Cyanogen Mod 7 for Nexus S is in alpha version and under heavy development; it may not work exactly as you would wish. And yes, Koush has already said not to report any bugs right now until unless a stable version is out.

Some users have reported that camcorder isn’t working properly while others have a complain with WiFi, but these issues can be expected to be fixed soon.

Disclaimer: Flashing a custom ROM is risky and we take we will not be responsible for any damage that may occur to your device. Do this at your own risk.

Okay, to get the CyanogenMod 7 for Nexus S, just download the required files and flash them. (Those who have a premium version of ROM manager, can download it using the ROM manager itself)

Nexus S needs to be rooted in order to flash zip files using recovery mod. Here is a guide on how to root Nexus S with one click.

Detailed procedure is here.

  1. Download the file using this link. (Mirror 1)
  2. Download the ‘ROM Manager’ free android app and take a backup of your existing ROM. It’s not required recommended, always.
  3. Also, install the “ClockworkMod Recovery” on your phone too. In the ROM Manager, click the ‘Flash ClockworkMod Recovery’ to install it.
  4. Now, rename the downloaded file as and place it on root folder of your phone’s sd card.
  5. Go to ROM Manager and click ‘Reboot in Recovery’ to restart your phone in recovery mod.
  6. Select install there and then select the file you renamed in step 4 as
  7. Let the phone do its work. The Cyanogen Mod will be ready when the phone restarts. Enjoy!

Download Google apps from this link. (Mirror 1). Use the above procedure to flash the Google apps’ zip file to phone.

That’s it.

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