We just reported that factory images are available for nearly all Nexus devices. If you hadn’t noticed, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Sprint Galaxy Nexus weren’t included. If you have the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, you’re used to being treated like the red-headed step-child of the Nexus family. Your updates are always few and far between, sometimes even being 4 updates behind your cousins.
Thanks to talented Android developers, you too can have an “OTA like” Android 4.3 ROM for your Verizon Galaxy Nexus. The ROM is built straight from AOSP without any additions giving users what would eventually be rolled out to them in the future. Trying to be as close to stock Android as possible and provide that ‘”OTA like” experience, this ROM does not come rooted. However, you can easily root this ROM if you so desire by flashing a zip via your favorite recovery. The developer is reporting that everything is working hardware wise with the ROM. However, there is a small bug where Google Keep force closes. The developer promises it will be fixed via flashable zip very soon. To get started head on over to the official thread on RootzWiki.
So, rejoice Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners! Enjoy Android 4.3 with the rest of the Nexus bunch or you can play it cool and wait until 2014. Only kidding…