Install Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 Xylon Jelly Bean Custom ROM
Like we said, Android 4.2.1 Xylon Jelly Bean ROM s one of our favourites. We have already written on how to install it on the Galaxy Nexus (GSM) and now here is a tutorail on how to install the Xylon ROM on Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Users on Verizon are very late to get new software updates, but this ROM will update your phone to the latest Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with a lot more extra features. This ROM lets you enjoy the stock experience of Android with a number of new features and tweaks. You can install Android 4.2.1 Xylon Jelly Bean on VZW Galaxy Nexus using the tutorial below.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the process of how to install Android 4.2.1 Xylon Jelly Bean on Verizon Galaxy Nexus with complete steps. We have some important tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. Make sure you backup all your personal data and apps from the phone as your internal storage will be wiped and you will lose all your settings and apps. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.
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Galaxy Nexus Xylon Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM Details:
For those who are going to try this ROM for the first time, here is a little about the team and the ROM:
Xylon is fully transformed distribution for Android Devices. It is designed to take full advantage of the device’s hardware and to provide the user pure Android experience. The team is constantly working on making things better for the users and are happy to do so. We, the team, believe that for one to experience the pure taste of Android, he/she should be provided with something which is fast, intuitive and fluid – That’s where we come in – To provide you that. Xylon started as a part of the Fruits & Veggies (FNV) project, a community ROM for the Galaxy Nexus and is now set up individually but it’s roots are based on FNV. remicks, the founder of the FNV – inspired me to build something that would make users love of what they use daily.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Nexus properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips 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. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update VZW Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.2.1 Xylon Jelly Bean custom ROM.