How to Install CyanogenMod 10 on Galaxy Nexus I9250
CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) has slowly started making its way to a number of Android phones. Now, we have the Galaxy Nexus which has received one of the earliest builds of CM10 by a developer at XDA-Developers. You can now install CM10 on Galaxy Nexus to see what it offers.
This tutorial will help you install CM10 on Galaxy Nexus with all the required steps you will need. This is a very early version of CM10, and it is no way near the final CM10 version. Many features will not work and the OS might even crash. Make sure you are ready to take the risk and then try out CyanogenMod 10.
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Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Nexus USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update your phone to the latest CM10 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM.