The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s third Nexus device. It was the first Android phone to have the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. 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 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 1.2 GHz and is backed by 1 GB of RAM.
There are various custom ROMs available for this phone. The Galaxy Nexus users who are fans of the Paranoid Android ROMs have received a good news. Paranoid Android ROM with Android 4.2 OS is now available for the Galaxy Nexus. The user just needs to follow the instructions that are given below.
- A rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Custom recovery installed (e.g. CWM)
- Galaxy Nexus must be factory unlocked
- Paranoid Android zip file
- Gapps zip file
- Make a Nandroid backup first.
- Download the Paranoid Android zip file and Gapps zip file and place it on the SD card.
- Boot in to the custom recovery.
- Perform a full wipe i.e. format data, cache, dalvik cache, boot, system, ext partition.
- Go to “Select zip from SD card” and choose the Paranoid Android zip file.
- Now go back and clear the cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to “Select zip from SD card” and choose the Gapps zip file.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.
Initial boot may take up-to five minutes. After the phone is booted, user will have the Paranoid Android ROM installed on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.