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Update Verizon Galaxy Nexus to AOKP Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Build 1 Custom Firmware

Android 4.1.1 AOKP Jelly Bean Build 1 was released a few days ago for many devices, and luckily Verizon Galaxy Nexus was one of them. Android 4.1.1 AOKP brings a much more enhanced version of the stock Android experience for your phone. You can install Android 4.1.1 AOKP Jelly Bean Build 1 on VZW Galaxy Nexus using this tutorial.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the process of how to install Android 4.1.1 AOKP Jelly Bean Build 1 on Verizon Galaxy Nexus 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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UPDATE: Build 2 of AOKP Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is now available. Read the tutorial here!

AOKP Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Build 1 Features:

  • Notification Toggles
  • Lockscreen tweaks (no custom targets yet)
  • Navigation bar modifications
  • Custom kernel performance options
  • LED colors
  • Notification wallpapers
  • Phone ringer modifications (Flip call to silent, silent/vibrate when headphones are in)
  • Plus more!

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus to connect it with the computer. Download Verizon 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:

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

5. Remember, this is not an official firmware update. This is a custom ROM, based on AOSP release of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update VZW Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.1.1 AOKP Jelly Bean Build 1 custom ROM.