As soon as Ice Cream Sandwich is ready to roll out, the Nexus S will undoubtedly be the first device to be updated. (The Galaxy Nexus will be coming out within the next couple weeks, so Android 4.0 should be hitting the Nexus S right around then as well). While two to three weeks doesn’t seem like long to wait, not everyone has that kind of patience. Especially not the Android hacking community.
Available now over in the XDA Developers forums, an Ice Cream Sandwich port has been successfully conjured up for the Samsung Nexus S. There’s no face unlock, some of the icons are missing and there have been some reported issues with data connectivity. But otherwise, things work well. After going through several pages of comments, it doesn’t seem like this port is much of a daily driver. More than anything, it just gives Nexus S owners a look at what’s in store.
For those of you adventurous enough to try this, keep in mind that rooting your device will void your warranty and, though highly unlikely if you follow directions carefully, could brick your device. We take no responsibility for damage to your device caused by the rooting process. To take a look at all the instructions and to download the port, head on over to XDA now.
What do you think? Are you going to wait until ICS is official? Or will you be trying some of the unofficial ports as they come out?