Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the third device in the Nexus series. The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED 720p display featuring the PenTile matrix and curved glass. It also has NFC support to be able to work with Google Wallet and as Android Beam. The dual-core TI OMAP 4460 in the Galaxy Nexus clocks in at 1.2GHz, and is backed by 1 GB of RAM. It was the first device to get onscreen virtual buttons and also the first device to get Android 4.0 ICS.
Galaxy Nexus didnt get the official KitKat OS since it fell outside Google’s 18 month window of providing official updates. But you can manually update it via custom ROMs. Paranoid Android ROM is available for Galaxy Nexus which brings unique features such as Halo, Pie Controls and much more. Follow the instructions given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Note: This ROM might contain some bugs.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy Nexus:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Bootloader unlocked
- Galaxy Nexus must be rooted
- CWM Recovery installed
- Paranoid Android zip file
- Gapps zip file
Steps to install Paranoid Android on Samsung Galaxy Nexus:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the Paranoid Android ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the Paranoid Android zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.