CyanogenMod 10.1.3 for Google Nexus SCyanogenMod 10.1.3 for Google Nexus S

If you want to update Google Nexus S to Android 4.2.2, there is only one way to do it: by installing a Custom ROM.  This is because Android stopped officially supporting Android updates for Nexus S at 4.1.2. One of the biggest custom ROM developing team in the world is offering you a solution though, by giving you CyanogenMod 10.1.3 for Google Nexus S. 

CyanogenMod 10.1.3 was released for many devices including the Nexus S, and it is based on Android 4.2.2. It is said to be the last release in the “10.1” series which runs on 4.2.2 and it is also a stable ROM. This means the team considers the ROM is ready to be used daily without experiencing any issues. The CyanogenMod team has announced on Google+ that they will stop working on 10.1 and will dedicate their time for the 10.2 ‘nightlies’ that are based on Android 4.3 and eventually on Android 4.4. KitKat. You can learn more about CyanogenMod from their official website.

If you are ready to update your Google Nexus S to Android 4.2.2 and install CyanogenMod 10.1.3, you must first go through some pre-requisites.

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If you are an experienced user and this is not the first time you install a Custom ROM using custom recoveries, then go directly to the download section below and flash CyanogenMod 10.1.3 on your Nexus S.

What to do before installing CyanogenMod 10.1.3?

CyanogenMod 10.1.3 for Google Nexus S

CyanogenMod 10.1.3 for Google Nexus S

  • First, you will have to install a Custom Recovery such as ClockworkMod. If you haven’t installed it before, you can check out this guide on the CyanogenMod Wiki page.
  • After you install CWM on your Nexus S, it is recommended that you perform a Nandroid backup to save your current ROM as it is in case you need to restore it later.
  • Because you will need to do a factory reset later on, make sure you backup your personal data also.
  • Now you can proceed to the installation process.

Download CyanogenMod 10.1.3 for Google Nexus S

How to install CyanogenMod 10.1.3 on Google Nexus S

  1. Disclaimer: This is a Custom ROM. It is not official, therefore you will proceed on your own risk and we cannot be held responsible.
  2. If you followed the instruction correctly, there shouldn’t be any problems with the installation.
  3. Place the ROM zip file and the Google Apps zip file on the SD card of your device. If this doesn’t work using the Mass Storage Device feature that follow the adb method:

Transfer your file(s): adb push YOURROMZIP.zip /sdcard/

  • If you boot directly to recovery and have an internal sdcard, you may need to run adb shell mount /data or mount data through the recovery menu before transferring.
  • If you see “error: device not found” there is likely a driver issue on the PC.
  1. Boot into recovery mode using Power+Volume Up.
  2. Now would be a good time to do that Nandroid backup.
  3. Using the Volume buttons, navigate inside the recovery menu and choose wipe data/factory reset.
  4. Now choose ‘install zip from sd card’ and next ‘choose zip form sd card’.
  5. Select cm-10.1.3-crespo.zip from the sd card and confirm that you want to flash this.
  6. o the same for the Google Apps package.
  7. When the installation is finished, select ‘reboot system now’ from the recovery menu. The first boot should be in the new CyanogenMod ROM.

Please tell us how your experience with CyanogenMod 10.1.3 for Google Nexus S went in the comment section below.

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