For an Android phone that was released in 2010, it’s nothing short of amazing to see how the Nexus S has made the jump from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich, before finally resting on Jelly Bean. Then again, we’re talking about a Nexus here.
Although Google has announced that the Nexus S won’t get updated beyond Android 4.1.2, this inconvenience doesn’t seem to deter developers from trying to bring Android 4.2 to the aging phone.
A member of XDA-developers forum by the handle knzo has released a working build of Android 4.2 for the Nexus S. While there are the usual issues and bugs that currently stop the latest flavor of Jelly Bean from becoming a daily driver, the ROM is deemed stable and usable.
Unfortunately, the Android 4.2 ROM has been taken offline by the maker. The developer said that it’ll be put back up when it’s “ready to be used a daily driver”. Check out the original thread for more details and future announcement of when you can test the ROM out on your Nexus S.
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No JB love for XT910 Razr Yet :(
There are two other working 4.2 roms for the nexus s:
thanks for giving us props bro. I put alot of hard work and effort into making jb 4.2 for nexus s before the developer they mentioned. Atleast someone recognized us. Not to mention I submitted it to Android authority on the 13th.
Any updates yet?