How to Install Galaxy Nexus I9250 CM10.2 Android 4.3 Unofficial Custom ROM
CM10.2 Android 4.3 for the Galaxy Nexus I9250 is already here. The first unofficial CM10.2 ROM release brings you the latest Jelly Bean for your phone. The CyanogenMod devs are hard at work to bring CM10.2 to a number of devices, starting from the Nexus devices first. In the meanwhile, a few developers have already got the unofficial builds working on their devices. Don’t expect any major new features other than what was launched with Android 4.3. You can update Galaxy Nexus I9250 to CM10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by Samsung/Google, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your phone.
In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install CM10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy Nexus I9250 with complete steps and instructions. We also have a set of important tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. Don’t forget to backup your phone as you will have to wipe all your data during the installation process. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Installing custom ROMs is clearly one of the advantages of rooting your Android phone (read: Benefits of Rooting an Android Device). Let’s get on with the tutorial now.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
CM10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM Details:
NOTE: This is an ‘unofficial’ nightly build, please make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, your Android device can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware or any other stable custom ROM.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but we think you might be interested in the following posts and could come in handy when you want to revert back to stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean:
- Install Android 4.3: How to Update Galaxy Nexus I9250 to Android 4.3 JWR66V OTA.
- Root Android 4.3: Root Galaxy Nexus I9250 Android 4.3 JWR66V Jelly Bean and Install CWM Recovery.
- Android 4.3 Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Galaxy Nexus I9250 custom ROMs, click here!
Like this CM10.2 ROM based on the latest Android 4.3? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.
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 Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- 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 Nexus 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 Galaxy Nexus I9250 to CM10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean custom firmware.