How to Update Galaxy Nexus I9250 to Android 4.1.1 AOKP Jelly Bean Custom Firmware
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has already received the official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update which gives you the completely stock Android experience on the Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250. However, we all love custom firmware and this is the reason why you are probably here reading this. Android 4.1.1 AOKP early preview is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the process of how to install Android 4.1.1 AOKP on the Galaxy Nexus I9250 with complete steps. Remember, your data will be wiped and you will lose all your settings and apps. Make sure you backup your data as given in the coming steps below.
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Mods Included in Android 4.1.1 Preview 4:
- Center Clock/No clock/Right Clock
- AM/PM display
- AOKP clocks and Digital Clock
- New Wallpapers
- Volume rocker moves cursor when keyboard is open (optional)
- Nova/Stock launcher included
- %1 battery mod and CircleMod battery
- Brightness adjustable via statusbar if auto brightness is disabled. It even shows your current brightness percentage as you slide!
- There’s also a “Emergency Broadcast Settings” that allows you to check/uncheck for notifications of “Amber Alerts” and other such Local Emergencies. I personally haven’t seen this yet in the other Jelly Builds.
Preview 2 adds:
- Change NavBar targets and long-press actions
Preview 3 adds:
- Battery Bar
- Change NavBar targets and long-press actions (for Maguro users who were skipped on Build 2)
- Change NavBar height
Preview 4 adds:
- Fixed SuperUser
- Volume Panel (Volume Rocker allows you to change ALL volume levels in one Menu)
- Notification Counter
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 Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.1.1 AOKP custom ROM.