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How to Update Google Nexus S to Android 3.0 Honeycomb from 2.3

By Pradeep Neela / March 23, 2011 / Google Nexus S 0

Nexus S 3With the arrival of Honeycomb version of Android operating system now it’s evident that we will be wanting the latest version to be installed in our Android Phones, so now if you are having Samsung’s Nexus S then you have a reason to cheer as we will now be telling you on how you can install the latest Honeycomb 3.0 version for your Nexus S. As of now the only official device which has got this Honeycomb is the Motorola Xoom but soon will be updated to other devices also but for those who can’t wait for it to arrive officially for your device, we will tell you on how you can update your Nexus S with the latest Honeycomb 3.0.

Before proceeding for the update you need to ensure that you have taken all necessary backup of all your data including the sms, contacts, applications and other things as in an unlikely event you may lose all the data from your phone. Also, it’s very important to follow the instructions carefully as mentioned, many times it has been observed that the instructions are played with and some users are trying to skip the steps and land up in trouble, it’s highly not recommended to do that as we assume that you have bought your phone with your hard earned money and may not want it to get spoiled just by doing silly things. Also, ensure that you have an Internet connection, USB cable and a computer handy so that you can flash this firmware easily and also please note that this Honeycomb version is a test build so you may face some of the functionalities which may not run but as of now there are no issues which has been reported majorly with this firmware. So, let’s proceed on how you can update your Nexus S with the same.

First you will have to download the Honeycomb Nexus S port from here along with the Root Nexus S with Super boot.

Procedure to install Honeycomb 3.0 on your Nexus S:

  • First of all you will have to install the ROM Manager on your Nexus S from the Android Market place and then you will have to open the ROM Manager and need to install the clockwork mod recovery from here.
  • Now, next up you will have to connect your Nexus S with the computer and then you will have to copy the downloaded zip file in the internal SD card memory.
  • After this it’s time to connect restart or reboot your Nexus S in the recovery mode with the help of ROM Manager and in the recovery mode you will have to restart your device in Recovery Mode, from ROM Manager you need to select backup / restore and create a complete backup. Please note that you will have to wipe everything during the installation.
  • Now, in the Recovery Menu it’s recommended to do a complete full wipe of your device which includes the Delvik Cache and after this simply return to Recovery Main menu and select Flash ROM from SD Card and mention to the location where you have placed the zip file and then all you need to do is to just follow the onscreen instructions for installing the honeycomb ROM for the Nexus S.

After installing, you will have to reboot the Nexus S and there you go, you have now successfully installed the latest honeycomb on your Nexus S and for all those who didn’t able to still install then simply follow the above instructions above to install the same and also ensure that your warranty gets void once you follow the above procedure. Do let us know if you need any help, we will be happy to help you.

9 thoughts on “How to Update Google Nexus S to Android 3.0 Honeycomb from 2.3”

  1. u will find vids on youtube showing the big time screw up u get after flashing honeycomb on android phones….its only for tablets as of now….so beware and keep out of flashing and re-flashing….or instead just try a theme available with launchers…..Honeycomb Launcher is also available officially via the Android Market….

  2. Hi

    I just tried it and after Flashing my phone with Honycomb.. It wont boot… It was just stuck where android was Flashing.

    Had to Flash the orignal ROM back to get my phone up and running.

    So I Won’t recommend

  3. Does anyone have any ESTIMATE of when 3.0 will be rolled out to the Nexus S devices automatically? Is it anytime soon do you imagine?

  4. Are there any major improvements or added functionality in 3.0? I thougt this was build preferably for tablets with screens bigger than 4″. Is this build running stable?

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