After reading and trying a number of Internet tutorials on the subject, I found a simpler answer. The screws were loose.
Turns out the Nexus S GPS antenna is dependent on getting a good connection between the two halves of the case. Tightening up the screws in the image did the trick. These screws control the pressure on the antenna contact and provide a ...
lifehacker: Three Ways to Improve Your Android's Lock Screen Security
Unfortunately, native Android solution, like proposed here via "vdc cryptfs changepw newpass" seem to work only on rooted devices.
Xposed Additions Method
For this, you will require root:
Install the latest version of BusyBox. If you are having trouble with that installer, you can use an alternate BusyBox installer like BusyBox Installer.
Install the latest version of Xposed Installer.
Install the Xposed Additions module (Play Store)
Activate the module via Xposed Installer > Modules >...
As was already pointed out in a number of answers as well as in the comments, one does not need to download/install separate USB drivers for your Android device; they are already compiled into the Kernel. However, you do have to tell your Linux system what device you want it to treat as such (udev rules in /etc/udev/rules.d/ directory). Take a look at the ...
I experienced the same problem with my Nexus S phone after many years of usage. The power button no longer works, and I believe it is due to wear and tear in my case. One android app I use is Button Savior. It provides soft power and volume keys. Try it if it fixes your problem.
Another option is if you had rooted the phone already, you can remap the ...
Strictly Speaking I do not think so.
If you look on the google images for android site (https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images) the highest the Nexus S goes is up to 4.1.2. Also, according to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_S) the highest modded version is 4.4.3 KitKat via the CyanogenMod. Hope this helps.
what I found was that flash_all.sh actually updates the baseband version with the radio image. but rebooting from fastboot to fastboot again does not show the update in the baseband version.
so manually reboot the phone to normal boot, and try one more time going to fastboot and do the update.
I use the following settings:
Settings / Security / Automatically lock 30 minutes after sleep
Settings / Security / Power button instantly locks OFF
So I have to write in my encryption and lock screen password only after 30 minutes of not using the device.
"Screen off and lock" app can be used to lock the device immediately.
I don't have any experience ...
I solved this issue by using the swype keyboard. This way I can choose an easy unlock pattern, translate it to a long and complex password on the keyboard (even with lowercase and uppercase letters) and train swype to recognize it.
Now I have to enter the complex password only once at boot time (swype is not available at boot time). To unlock the lock ...
I know it's been over a year, but if you still have the Nexus S, I have found a solution. Combined emulated SDcard storage like the Nexus 4. Check the guide here:
in case the above link disappears, the meat of the answer is to use android LVM2 (ligical volume ...
I also have a Nexus S device (running CyanogenMod 11, Android 4.4.4 KitKat), and it seems Nexus S does not support USB OTG. I tried connecting an external USB keyboard and also a USB mouse, and it did not work. The mouse LED for the optical sensor did not even light up.
So, I believe that either the hardware does not have support for USB OTG, or you might ...