If you’re an owner of a Samsung smartphone and have tried installing custom ROMs on it, you would most likely have heard about VillainROM. It is one of the custom ROMs that ring a bell in many people’s ears, especially when talking of custom ROMs for Samsung handsets. Developers of VillainROM have made a name for themselves, especially with their work on custom ROMs for popular Samsung devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy S2.
This time around, the ROM’s developers have set their eyes on a new target: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the hottest thing from Samsung right now. Just recently, the ROM developers have released version 1.1 of VillainROM. This new ROM is intended for the Galaxy Nexus and is compiled from the open source code of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (branch android-4.0.1_r1.2 (ITL41F) from the Android Open Source Project repository) rather than the stock ROM on the Galaxy Nexus.
According to the developer, release 1.1 of VillainROM includes or features the following:
The Galaxy Nexus is great with ICS, but VillainROM walks an extra mile with ICS by adding extra and interesting features. If you want to replace the stock ICS on your Galaxy Nexus with VillainROM (which is practically still ICS), you can do so easily by following the instructions in the rest of this guide. But, first, some requirements:
Follow the instructions carefully in order to successfully install this custom ROM. If you are not sure about what you are doing, then it is advised for you not to proceed or get someone with some experience in this stuff to help you out.
Here’s how you install VillainROM release 1.1 to your Galaxy Nexus:
Congratulations! Your Galaxy Nexus now runs VillainROM release 1.1 based on Ice Cream Sandwich.