With the release of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean just days away, there doesn’t seem to be much to do other than wait and get the new tasty treats… when we’ll get them. However, if you are dying to try out some of the new JB features beforehand, a number of independent devs are working around the clock to make them available.
Gnufabio made the first step in porting the 4.2 keyboard and clock to 4.0 and 4.1 devices, garner took things up a notch by making the new camera app available, although only for the Galaxy Nexus, and now we have a much more complete goodies pack, again just for the GNex.
Tommrazek01, an XDA Developer Forum senior member, is the brilliant mind behind the Android 4.2 Transformation Pack, which brings the following upgrades and new functions to all Galaxy Nexuses, regardless of their on-board ROM:
- Camera with PhotoSphere
- Nexus 4 Sounds
- App Install (Phonesky.apk)
- Launcher With Wallpapers
- Google Ears
- Nexus 4 Lockscreen
- Android 4.2 Google Now and Play store
It’s hard to not get excited after browsing that list of goodies, but before getting carried away try to remember that flashing this mod comes with all the usual risks, including the possibility of bricking your device (unlikely) and voiding your warranty (guaranteed).
Of course, if you’re already running a custom ROM on your Galaxy Nexus, you shouldn’t worry about your warranty anymore, so you might as well go ahead and give this a quick try. Or you can wait it out for a week or two and get the official “Transformation Pack”, including not only these tasty treats, but a whole bunch of others, too. Your choice.