Since Ice Cream Sandwich was released last year, custom ROMs based on the software began sprouting like mushrooms. Everyone wants Ice Cream Sandwich on her or his devices, whether it’s official, a port, or a custom ROM developed by some of the dedicated developers in the Android community.
With some custom ROMs improving Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s no wonder that the ROMs are as well-loved as the original software itself. One of these custom ROMs is the Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) ROM. It’s quickly becoming one of the most well-known ROMs among users, thanks to its performance, customizable tweaks, and its famous ROM Control mod feature.
With AOKP Build 32 rolling out, one of the lucky devices to receive the update is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus . The build is packing some interesting features, such as:
- Camera: Pinch and Volume Zoom
- General UI: Customizable rotation delay is back!
- Bluetooth: AVRCP 1.3+ support
- Lockscreen/NavBar: Allow shortcuts to specify their own icons
- NavBar: Allow tablets to use “hide NavBar” feature
- NavBar: Custom NavBar is now available for tablets as well!
- NavBar: Customizable glow color
- Quiet Hours: Configure the hours your device should be quiet and/or still
- Statusbar: Added ability to WeatherPanel to start a custom app
- Statusbar: Added ability to hide signal bars
- Statusbar: Customizable font size
- Statusbar: Customizable icon transparency
In this tutorial, we are going to give you a step-by-step guide on how you can install AOKP Build 32 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
- This guide is compatible only with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus GSM or CDMA. Check out your device model number by heading to Settings > About Phone.
- Proceed at your own risk. We will not be held liable for whatever may happen to your phone.
- Rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus CDMA or GSM. Check out these guides if you haven’t rooted your Galaxy Nexus:
- ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your Galaxy Nexus. Check out this guide here if you haven’t installed ClockworkMod Recovery installed yet.
- Enable USB Debugging on your device. You can do this by going to Settings > Developer options > USB Debugging. Make sure that there is a check mark beside that option.
- Fully charged battery or at least 70% battery left.
- Backup of your personal files and important data. You can read our guide on how to backup data locally or how to backup data to the cloud.
- Download the appropriate AOKP build 32 ROM version for your phone model and save it to your PC.
- Download the GApps package from here (gapps-ics-404-Kejar31-020512.zip, md5sum: 042f8395d32af4660f70ddd1764f416f) and save it to your PC.
- Connect your Galaxy Nexus to your PC via a USB cable.
- Copy the AOKP ROM and GApps package to your phone’s internal SD card.
- Disconnect your phone from the PC.
- Switch off your phone.
- Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up and Down Keys then pressing the Power button. Keep pressing the button until Fastboot Mode shows-up on your screen. Select Recovery using the Power Key to confirm.
- In Recovery Mode, create a Nandroid backup of your current ROM. Select Backup and Restore > Backup.
- Go back to the main recovery menu.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on the screen that follows to confirm data wipe.
- Select Install zip from sdcard > Choose zip from sdcard.
- Browse for the AOKP ROM package and select it. Select Yes on the screen that follows to confirm the installation.
- Repeat the step 11, but this time, choose the GApps package.
- Select Go back from the recovery menu.
- Select Reboot system now to reboot your phone.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the AOKP ROM build 32 on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
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.