Samsung Nexus S users may just get a chance to try Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 on their displays, thanks to XDA Developers senior member swamp goblin. This ROM was ported from the latest HTC Endeavour RUU leak and was rebased from the Sensation port. For comparison, the HTC Endeavour is a quad-core Tegra 3 phone, with a 720p (HD) display, so the ROM may take some work before it can completely function on the Nexus S.
The ROM is still in its pre-alpha stage of development, as most parts of this ROM are not yet functional. Though the ROM may boot, and a few HTC apps may work, it’s still far from being useful for daily use.
Despite this, it’s possibly one of the first HTC Sense 4.0 ports ever, so don’t let bugs discourage you from experiencing HTC Sense 4.0. Compared to its predecessor (HTC Sense 3.5) HTC Sense 4.0 is absolutely stunning and a whole lot less bloated. The developer is hard at work fixing the bugs, so we should see a lot of improvements in future releases. At the moment, the developer’s main priorities are the radio, sound, and stopping random reboots and launcher problems.
If you’re curious to see how HTC Sense 4.0 looks and runs on your Nexus S, you’ll need a few things:
Here are the steps for installing ICS 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 4.0 on your Samsung Nexus S:
Once your phone reboots, you’ll now have Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 on your Samsung Nexus S. Congratulations and enjoy.