If you ask an Android user to name some popular ROMs off the top of their heads, there's no doubt that CyanogenMod and AOKP will be some of the ROMs mentioned. Brace yourself because that is soon about to change as there's a new Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM in town created by a new development team known as the Android Developer Alliance.
The new ROM is officially known as the AffinitySERIES custom ROM and features Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean build JRO03L with a lightning-fast user-interface and some exclusive features designed from scratch.
Here are some of the key features of the Affinity ROM:
- Fast, responsive, intuitive, and professional UI
- GLaDOS Power Kernel Built In
- First-of-its-kind customized toggle icons
- Quiet Hours
- Custom popup SMS Features
- Facebook contacts support
- Custom power widget
- Exclusive ADA wallpapers
- Beautiful Weather lockscreen
- Theme Chooser
Those are just some of the many features found in the ROM, with more to be added in the future. These features make Affinity stand out from the competition and definitely makes it worth a taste. As of now, there is still a limited number of supported devices, but if you have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515, then you can give it a try.
This guide show you how to flash the AffinitySERIES ROM for the Galaxy Nexus I515.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, model number SCH-I515. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Rooted Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 with unlocked bootloader and ClockworkMod Recovery installed. For additional help, you may refer to the following guides:
- Download the following files:
- Fully charged battery or at least 70% battery left.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the downloaded ZIP files to your phone's internal SD card.
- Switch off your phone.
- Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Power, Volume Up, and Volume Down keys to enter Fastboot Mode where you can find the word “Start” in bold green letters. Highlight Recovery Mode by using the Volume buttons and confirm the selection by pressing the Power button.
- Create a NANDroid backup so you can easily revert to your default ROM in case of problems. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore and on the next screen, select Backup again. Head back to the main recovery menu after backup is complete.
- Select Wipe data/Factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm data wipe.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card, then select Choose ZIP from SD card. Browse for the downloaded AffinitySeries-1.0Beta1-toro.zip file and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the next screen to install the Affinity Series ROM.
- Repeat step 6 but this time around select the gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip file to install the Google Apps package.
- After the installation is complete, head back to the main recovery menu by selecting Go back then select Reboot system now to reboot your phone.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the AffinitySERIES ROM based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.