Nexus S Jelly Bean AOSP ROM available now

Nexus S Jelly Bean AOSP ROM available now

While we know that the Google Nexus S is scheduled to be one of the first devices to see an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, when it comes to wanting to try out a new OS, sometimes you just can’t wait. With that being said, XDA Senior Member legolas93 has got something to tide you over.


A Jelly Bean 4.1.1 AOSP ROM is now available for the Nexus S. There’s not too much to know about this release except that legolas 93 says everything works – which is awesome. Obviously you should be confortable with the process of rooting and flashing ROMs to your phone before you continue.


Ready to jump in? Head on over to XDA in the source link for all the info and files you need to get Jelly Bean up and running on your Nexus S.

source: XDA via AndroidAuthority

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Nexus S
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I have been on Android 4.1.1 for a while now. I really love my Galaxy Nexus, it's like a different phone with Jelly Bean. I am on stock Jelly Bean, but the custom Jelly Bean ROMS are starting to come out. On there is a really nice custom blacked out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM called KangBang. If anyone is rooted & has a GNex check it out. It's BOSS. This is going to get really wicked really fast. Android Jelly Bean is the best OS hands down.

2. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yeah i've had it on my GN since the first ROM was available from the GSM update... i'm lovin' it!

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know isn't the phone day and night. I haven't been blown away with a new OS like I have been with Android 4.1.1. Jelly Bean is indeed very sweet candy for our phones.

5. md227a

Posts: 226; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I almost am contint to stay on stuck jellybean till a work AOKP build with jellybean is out. Hate to downgrade to ICS for AOKP.

6. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hey, how about the battery after JB any improvement compared to ICS?

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I haven't noticed any significant improvement over ICS as far as battery life is concerned. I still average about 2-3 hours screen on time over a 12-16 hour period. I actually just bought an extra battery and a stand-alone charger on Amazon for like $25 and I just swap around 6PM to make sure I last all day. The main thing for me is just HOLY s**t IT'S FAST. Every single thing I do seems to be very smooth where there would've been a little bit of stutter before especially if I was switching back and forth between several apps.

12. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

That's good, hope you are using heavily? 10hrs:heavy usage: I'm happy on the stock ROM. Would you suggest me?

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hell yeah, 17 hours & 42 min of battery life on a single charge with 4 hours & 23 min of screen on time. My screen is set to about 40% brightness, just a bit under half way on the brightness slider. I have a custom kernel on my setup. NOT STOCK!

10. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

What ROM/kernel combo are you using? I've tried trinity over the last few days and i'm IN LOVE.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am using Lean Kernel with Jelly Belly ROM right now. I have it undervolted & I am getting really great results. Check out

19. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I am a very regular member there, CC16177. Currently rocking Jelly Belly as well (3.5) and as mentioned above I switched from LK to Trinity last weekend and am VERY happy. What's funny is I finally bit the bullet and bought a spare battery with a stand alone charger and the reason for downloading Trinity was that I was no longer interested in battery life and wanted to focus on speed. Running at ~1600 max clock vs ~1200 on LK with slightly overclocked GPU and i'm actually getting almost an additional hour of screen on time compared to when I had LK. I strongly recommend trying it. I'm using his 1536/304 384GPU ALPHA31 build and it's awesome.

20. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

You're so lucky. My variant of the Galaxy S2 is never supported at all, so I'm stuck with Holo launcher. xD


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Now that I'm on AT&T I am considering picking up a GSM HSPA+ GN with JB on it directly from the play store. Sadly Verizon and their slow updates just couldnt cut it for me. Had a lot of issues with it but from what I hear from a lot of people running JB, it's an amazing device.

4. Shubham412302

Posts: 569; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

hope galaxy s plus jb will work fully... it has lots of bugs

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and on that note. my nexus 7 arrived today. wooooot woot :)

11. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I'm jealous, although I want the Nexus Q more than I want the 7, I just wish it was closer to the $200 price point.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i dont really see a point to the Q. Once it has a stable hack allowing netflix/hulu, ect I can see it at a nice little entertainment center.. but its still a bit off. I know its hacked, but it needs to be 100% stable.

17. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

See for me I would just use it to stream music. I have an epic speaker system in my house and it's always annoying to have to walk over to my receiver and change songs or thumbs up/down something. If I could control it all from my phone from anywhere in the house (or out on the porch) that would be frikkin' schweet.

13. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lucky you mate,got my shipped email today so hopefully should have it by friday.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i got my shipped email last thursday with the UPS code. It didnt actually go active till yesterday. Hopefully yours comes sooner :)

22. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Got my nexus 7 today :)...surprise I got it the nextday from ship date... So far very pleased with the performance... Jelly Bean is just awesome... Can't wait to have it on my s3

14. johamsandwich

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

Sweet. Can't wait to see this ported to the LTEvo!

23. Doberzinecker

Posts: 1; Member since: May 13, 2012

I just has an update of the JellyBean for the Samsung Nexus S OTA here in Metro Manila, Philippines using a Smart Telecom Broadband Network.. I now have: Android version 4.1.1 Baseband version: I9020XXKI1 Kernel version: 3.031 Build number: JRO0E. There's currently a Storm here in metro manila When I was offered with an Upgrade and I don't know if this is the reason why the update took 10 minutes. The upgrade was only through WiFi 'till July 22 2012. I updated 2 Nexus S' the i9020 and the i9023.. Both of them were updated with the same time length. The size of the update is around 114.++ MB. The update just did a change in the Pull-down status bar. The camera which will give you the option to view your previous Shots and the transitions of the windows. I haven't explored it yet but those changes are some of what I have noticed. Oh, also the animation when you turn the phone on is different, with the ICS it was a bunch of flying, turning chunks but with the JellyBean it is now back to the decent Nexus Logo with some aura of its primary colors around the X icon.. It looks more prominent that the ICS animation.

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