September 1, 2012 7:58 PM Subscribe
What should I do to my Google Nexus S? Replace, root, or restrain myself?
posted by rybreadmed to technology (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a Sprint Google Nexus S with Froyo (Android 4.0.4). I'm not sure what to do. It's a bit slow, and has some limited abilities out of the box. I've been relatively happy with it for the last year and a half. My contract is up for renewal in another 6 months.
My choices are to buy a new (used) phone, root, or just stick with what I have. I don't like that last option too much; it's just so boring.
I purchased an LG Viper 4G LTE on Cowboom. It had a decent screen, dual-core processor, and ran smoothly. However, LA doesn't have LTE service yet on Sprint--and it was LTE. It was also running Gingerbread. It felt like a downgrade, and I returned it after one day.
So rather than just immediately buying a new (or used) phone, I wonder if it'd just be better to keep my current phone and root it. I don't care about the warranty. If I brick the thing, I'll just buy a cheap used phone. And if I root it, what should I do to it?
Should I load the Cyanogenmod? I know pretty much nothing about it, except that it looks pretty and is supposed to be stable.
Should I load a Jelly Bean ROM? Which one? Will it be stable enough to be useful? Sprint hasn't officially released it yet onto this phone; will it be as stable as the official release? Will I be able to switch over to the official release and unroot?
Is the rooting and loading different ROMs easy?