Android 4.2.2 ROM + Root for Galaxy Nexus! [GSM/Verizon]

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Android 4.2.2 was just leaked 2 days ago and being *slowly* updated to many Nexus devices right now. Well, one of the first (if not the first) Nexus device to get a fully, rooted version is the Galaxy Nexus.

Currently this is ONLY available for GSM and Verizon Galaxy Nexus users but it shouldn’t be too long before Android 4.2.2 is spread all over custom ROMs by next week.

Some of the major changes include performance improvements and also quick toggling WiFi and Bluetooth by doing long-press.

I don’t recommend any one to unroot to get the latest Android 4.2.2 since you can get a fully rooted version. And also if you do enjoy your current Android 4.2.1 custom ROM, I do recommend until next week as most custom ROMs will be updated (and some are being updated “right now” as I write this).

For those of you who can’t wait, you got a fully stock, rooted version (thanks to XDA user Bigxie, don’t forget to donate to him!) so try it out and let me know what you think if you have a GSM or Verizon Galaxy Nexus (works on any Galaxy Nexus with a SIM card slot YES!).

If you have Sprint Galaxy Nexus, just wait couple days as there should be plenty of Android 4.2.2 ROMs for you.

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14 Responses to Android 4.2.2 ROM + Root for Galaxy Nexus! [GSM/Verizon]

  1. Don says:

    Awesome…… I can’t wait for Paranoid to get 4.2.2!!!

  2. fcdhbubbles says:

    It’s also been ported to HTC ONE X TEGRA by Pabx check XDA FORUM!

  3. ken H says:

    Best rom yet!

    Thanks Max!

  4. Raman says:

    I am running a JB 4.2.1 on my Gnex right now, can i just flash 4.2.2 without wiping anything ?

  5. Jerome Gonzales says:

    yes u can. but to make sure backup your current room

    • Raman says:

      okay thank you and can u please tell that how can i restore my data if i lose something while flashing the rom because after i’ve flashed jb 4.2 i am not able to restore

      • jerome gonzales says:

        u will not loose data except messaging and contacts just dont forget to flash gapps. just install it dont wipe data etc. only wipe data if u experience boot loop..

  6. Willchance says:

    Hi Max I tried rooting my nexus gsm last month and it was not successful and I have lost interest because the time to resolve the issue is too much when I cant get any help, I need my phone to be working not to puzzle with. I had followed your instructions but some of your instructions seems to be missing something or I did miss something, I was fortunate I could reload back for it to be working in a short time. Thanks

  7. Len Kiat Leong says:

    Super buttery smooth. Thank you.

  8. Mark C says:

    I just got this OTA, but my Google Now has disappeared. I just noticed when I put the widget on the homescreen and it said “get google now” in grey, and no widget functionality…. any one else get this? its it a bug (running a Galaxy Nexus Asian version)

  9. Kevin Aflague says:

    Another link needs to be posted for the GSM. The download from that link posted does not work right.

  10. MayurBakshi says:

    Hey Max,
    Thank you so much for 4.2.2 update. superbly smooth i just wanna know 2-3 things.
    1 – I’ve installed the System control pro, what will be the best config. for this update for better performance, if this is not the app then please suggest me a nice app to control my system speed and there config.
    2 – Should i get the future OTA update with this update ??

    Please help me out.
    and again Thank u very much.

  11. Silas24 says:

    Hey Max,

    I installed this rom and my phone just reboots constantly. It boots into the OS for a few seconds and then reboots. Not sure how to change to an older rom now as i can’t reboot into recovery. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

  12. Brandon says:

    I flashed this ROM onto my Verizon Galaxy Nexus and the WiFi Tether Apps don’t work anymore. Both “WiFi Tether” and “Wireless Tether” have the same problem when I run the application. It says “Tethering started with Errors. Please check Show Log”. Any help would be great!

    Thanks Max, for providing this resource. You’re da man!

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