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I think Nexus S already have outdated hardware. Though the software is excellent. That's most likely the cause of the slowdown on ICS.



That was the main reason for keeping the o2X..

It wasn't so much the curve on the Nexus S screen, it was they way it looks dull and blurry compared to the o2x, it might be that the one I have is faulty, but it doesn't look good at all. It does have it's plus points though, I like how slim and light it is, the O2X feels awkward in the hand compared to the Nexus S.



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congrats on your pick, now just track this one for the aosp ics release for the o2x,
and just play with the gb roms available atm..

https://docs.google....ZzhQZXU0UVZEamc





I hope LG manage to implement ICS properly, they sure seemed to have messed up putting GB on the phone! lol

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Yeah :P

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Yeah :P





Although this http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1408919 seems to work ok, I had to freeze "on-screen display" and "lg keyboard" cos they were using the battery even though I wasn't using them, but apart from that it seems fine.

I still don't wanna send back the Nexus S though, lol. I am enjoying ICS! :)

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LOL! You're like the 0.6% of the people in this world with ICS :P

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LOL! You're like the 0.6% of the people in this world with ICS :P





I always knew I was special. Posted Image


Just installed Gueste's rom http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1405012 on the O2X, I have tried installing other roms but they won't boot, I must be doing something wrong. Gueste's works for me though.

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Ensure that you converted to EXT3 if you are downloading a ROM based on EXT3. Like BlazingDragon etc.

Otherwise you won't be able to boot up.

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Ensure that you converted to EXT3 if you are downloading a ROM based on EXT3. Like BlazingDragon etc.

Otherwise you won't be able to boot up.





Are stock roms ext3?

This Gueste one is ext4 (I think) and I think it converted what it needed to when it installed.

How do I convert back if I need to please? I need to flash something but I don't know what.

I also installed the 0725 baseband today as the Gueste rom thread strongly recommended I did so.

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Yes, Stock rom is EXT3

Get the tool from here

http://android.modac...r-back-to-ext3/

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Thanks. :)

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I managed to get 2.3.2 back on my Nexus S.

I had to install CWM to flash it, when it reboots CWM is lost, so I re-locked the bootloader and it is now stock again.

Now I can return it for a refund. :)

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I managed to get 2.3.2 back on my Nexus S.

I had to install CWM to flash it, when it reboots CWM is lost, so I re-locked the bootloader and it is now stock again.

Now I can return it for a refund. :)


Good luck. :)

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Good luck. :)





Thanks but no luck!

I had already taken it into the shop with ICS on it and they saw that and said no, so I came home and put 2.3.1 back on it and tried to do the return by phone - little did I know that the gy in the shop had noted the order number and made a note that I had tried to return it!

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I thought you have brought it back to Gingerbread?

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I thought you have brought it back to Gingerbread?




Yea but when I went to take it back the shop it still had ICS on it.

Now they have me black-marked as far as returning it goes.

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Thats too bad :(

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Thats too bad :(




It has just been one mistake (by me) after another, lol.

Sold on Ebay for £200, the guy wanted me to put ICS back on for him.

It means I lose some money due to fees but at least I get most back.

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lol, take it as lesson learnt. :P

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lol, take it as lesson learnt. :P





Yea, it's the only way. :)

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I picked up a Nexus S recently as I couldn't resist the temptation to try out an official ICS build. People seem to rave about the Nexus S as well, with many former owners stating that they really miss it after selling it and upgrading to a different device. But in the end I really only wanted to keep one device, which put me in a position that is identical to that of the OP: choosing between the Nexus S and the Optimus 2x.

The Nexus S is a really nice looking phone. I actually appreciate it's curves and the way it feels in the hand, especially when making calls. Additionally, the location of the power button (right side of the phone rather than on top) means that waking the device up is more convenient. Audio output through the headphone jack is excellent. In these respects I feel it is clearly superior to the Optimus 2x.

In the end however, the Nexus S is short on both features and performance. I could actually live without the expandable memory, since it already has a decent amount. I could possibly even live with the slower performance. But the lack of (at least) 720p video capture, HDMI output and proper support for any sort of hw accelerated 1080p playback (which I admit may be kind of a redundant complaint given the former one) means 3 compromises too many. And it's a real shame too, because the Nexus S could easily have been my favourite little phone of all time, if only...

So yeah, I'm going to sell it and stick with my O2x. But I am also going to miss it. So I'm basically going to become one of those people I referenced at the beginning of this post.

As for ICS, while I would certainly choose it over GB, I have to say I was a little underwhelmed by it. It's nice, but I don't think it's quite the game changer that many people make it out to be.

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