Nexus S

How to Update Nexus S with Cyanogen Mod 10 Jellybean 4.1 Firmware

Nexus S LogoTime has now arrived to take out your Nexus S device as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how to apply the latest Jellybean 4.1 based firmware with the latest Cyanogen mod 10 release. All thanks to the team cyanogen who has come out with this Jellybean 4.1 based custom ROM firmware for a slew of Android phones which we will be checking out for other devices as well. Please note that this is not an official release or firmware released by Samsung or Google but is a custom Rom firmware released by third party developer. Google will soon be coming up with the Official Jellybean 4.1 firmware version.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions, it’s very unlikely that if you follow all the mentioned instructions any damage will happen to your Nexus S device.

Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the quick pre requisite instructions along with a detailed guide on how to apply this update with a detailed guide on how to update this.

Rooting information: Download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store and once downloaded, you now need to open the same and check whether the device is rooted or not

With the help of below mentioned steps, you need to back up all the data present in your Nexus S so that just in case if the data gets corrupted or deleted, the same can be restored manually. Once backup is taken, move all the target back up files to your computer so as to safeguard the same.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log –Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Head to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” in your Nexus S and enable the USB Debugging. Also, battery charge in your phone left should not be less than 40% or else it will turn off your device in the middle of the firmware update.

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So assuming that you have followed all my instructions mentioned above, you can now head over to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply the same.

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  1. zen

    October 13, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I don’t have jb 4.1 at the time… using 4.0.4 on nexus s.. if I Update this cynogenmod 10, will it be successful on my device? ????

  2. Paul

    July 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks, very helpful and easier to understand than the xda forums!

  3. Gollu Singla

    July 18, 2012 at 9:24 am


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