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    Over the next few weeks, I'm going to use this thread to compile a list of tutorials, hacks, mods, themes, roms, radios, and kernels for the Nexus S. (This may take a little while, so be patient.)

    If you have any suggestions of stuff to add to this thread please let me know, and I will work on it.

    DISCLAIMER:Rooting your device will void your warranty, and could potentially brick your phone. I am not responsible for anything that you do to your device. If something goes wrong the only person you can blame is yourself. I highly suggest that if you don't know what you're doing, don't even try it in the first place.

    I am compiling this list of everything root to help out users, and to have a place where nearly everything is easily accessible. These roms, kernels, and hacks are not my work, please support, and thank the developers that put their hard work and effort into making your device more awesome.

    These tutorials should work for the Nexus S i9020T, i9020A, and i9023. These guides, and tutorials are made for GSM versions only, they will not work for the Nexus S 4G.

    Guide to setup ADB:
    How To Set Up ADB/USB Drivers for Android Devices | TheUnlockr

    Guide to unlocking the bootloader:
    Most rooting guides will explain how to do this, but its here in case you need it.
    Unlock Nexus S Bootloader [How to Guide] | Redmond Pie

    Rooting guides:

    One Click Root for Windows
    [OCR][WIN]For all ROMS & Devices[CWM&TWRP][10/9] - xda-developers

    The Unlockr how to root the Nexus S. (Great tutorial for beginners.)
    How To: Root the Samsung Nexus S (Updated 01.20.11) | TheUnlockr

    Rooting on a Mac
    [GUIDE] Root 2.3.3 On a Mac WITH OEM Unlock! - xda-developers

    Koush's guide to rooting
    [GUIDE] Root and Recovery for the Nexus S - xda-developers

    Rooting guide for Windows
    How to Root Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on Nexus S? [Tutorial] | Jaxov

    Rooting guide for Ubuntu
    [GUIDE] Linux Ubuntu: Unlocking Bootloader / Rooting Nexus S - xda-developers


    How to flash roms on your Nexus S:
    How To: Load a Custom ROM on the Samsung Nexus S | TheUnlockr
     

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    Some of these Roms, and Kernels may no longer be supported. Please make sure you check the version, and compatibility before flashing.

    OTA update to 2.3.6 from GRJ22: (Root not needed, use this if you want the latest update, but don't want to wait for the OTA to hit your device.)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1278868

    Roms: (Some of these roms may, or may not have been updated. Check to make sure it's safe before flashing.)

    Ice Cream Sandwich ICS!!! Early port from the SDK. (Stable enough to be used as a daily rom.)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1313337

    CyanogenMod 7 Nightlies
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=917865

    CyanogenMod 7 Stable
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1297566

    CyanogenMod 7 Kangs
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1275545

    Nexus MV
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1229056

    Brainmasters MIUI
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1181050

    KelLMSking MIUI
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1287920

    Crespo MIUI Pure English
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1117808

    Formels MIUI mod
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1238473

    Prophets MIUI mod
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1297411

    NSCollab
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=959282

    Ultimate Crespo
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1316074

    Gingerbread Peter Alfonso
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1209244

    Stock Rom (Root+deodexed+zip align)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1284643

    Matr1xRom
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1311303

    Oxygen Rom
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1285243

    Reverse Stock 2.3.6
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1306976

    IceandFire
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1041401

    Nexus Mode Go
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1294581

    Blandroid
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1067314

    Dev-Null
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1195467

    Axlor_HDblo_NexusII
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1285731

    NexusMode
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1284865

    Stock 2.3.4 (Deodexed w/radio)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1060192

    ZuluZulu
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1062025

    SuperOSR
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1201435



    Kernels:
    Matr1x
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1100448

    Jame Bond, now known as Lucid Nexus
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1173797

    Trinity (OC, and UV)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1036996

    Netarchy
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=936219

    CM7 slight OC, and UV
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1283031

    Apocalypse-Talon
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1290798




    All Nexus S Radios:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1116884
     
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    Mods/Hacks

    Graphics Performance Boost
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1264519

    Google Wallet Fix
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1286315

    Landscape Orientation on stock Gingerbread
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1316682

    Mount SD card as EXT4
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=889471

    Battery Life Extender (BLX)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1257497

    Live OC (Mod/Kernel)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1288015

    Deep Idle (Mod/Kernel)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1297535

    GB Stock Launcher for CM7
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=933517

    Screen Dimmer (Mod/Kernel)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1228831

    Touchkey/Backlight dimmer (Mod/Kernel)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1141233

    Touch Wake (Mod/Kernel)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1239240

    Flashable ClockworkMod recovery
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1248760

    ViperMod
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1094775

    Lazy CPUFreq Governor
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1276092

    Snappy CPUFreq Governor
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1271792

    Voodoo Improvements (Sound, Color fix)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=935637



    Theme Chooser theme list:
    These themes are made for the T-Mobile theme engine, which is included in builds of CM7, and roms based off of Cyanogenmod. If you are trying to use a theme from this list make sure it's HDPI, MDPI themes will not work for the Nexus S.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1167075


    Tools:

    Efs Backup/restore
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1138873
     
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