The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s third Nexus device, and was the first Android phone to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It was also the first Android device to feature on-screen virtual buttons, rather than the more traditional hardware-based buttons found on all previous hardware. The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED 720p display. The dual-core TI OMAP 4460 in the Galaxy Nexus clocks in at 1.2GHz, and is backed by 1 GB of RAM.
Previously, we saw that the Firefox OS is available for the Google Nexus 4. And good news for the Galaxy Nexus owners is that the Firefox OS ROM is also available for your device. So if you want to experiment with a different OS on your Galaxy Nexus, follow the instructions given below. Note that the Firefox OS is not yet ready & fully functional, so don’t expect all the features will work on your smartphone.
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus must be rooted
- Bootloader unlocked
- Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- Data.zip file
- System.zip file
- Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on the phone.
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the Data.zip file and System.zip file and place it on the SD card of the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache. Also format the system.
- Now go to “Install zip from SD card” and then “Select zip from SD card”. Choose the Data.zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip from SD card”, then “Select zip from SD card”. Choose the System.zip file.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.