C-ROM for Galaxy Nexus! [Android 4.4.4/Floating Multi-Window/OC]

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For this week’s Galaxy Nexus ROM of the Week, check out C-ROM!

Based on latest Android 4.4.4, C-ROM brings you the best of the latest Android OS along with fantastic features like floating multi-window, custom kernel with overclocking support, On-The-Go-Mode, and much much more.

I am personally using this ROM as daily driver on many of my Android devices and I must say it’s one of the most versatile custom ROMs out there.  For Galaxy Nexus, it is available also for all GSM, Sprint, and Verizon Galaxy Nexus smartphones.

If you are still on older Android OS 4.4.2 or older, it’s definitely time to upgrade your phone as Android 4.4.4 is blazing-fast and should give you around 2o-30% better performance and battery life.  My Antutu scores are near 9000 with this ROM, that’s a whopping 20-30% increase from stock scores of around 6000!

With C-ROM, you will be able to add plenty of shortcuts to make your everyday life easier with its 8 lockscreen slider targets, App Circle Bar, navigation bar/ring targets, PIE Control, OmniSwitch, AppBar, and Gesture Anywhere.  You may not use all of them but using a combination of a few will definitely make your phone easier to use.

Fully functional floating multi-window is on-board with C-ROM, meaning you will be able to enjoy what Note 2/Note 3 users are enjoying right on your Galaxy Nexus and they work without lag.  This is probably one single feature that makes C-ROM outstanding although there’s many other features.

If you are not familiar with customizing custom ROMs, definitely check out the video overview as I go through most of them in nitty, gritty detail.

Overall, C-ROM is highly-recommended for those of you who want to rejuvenate your Galaxy Nexus and make it anew.  So, when you get a chance this week(end), make a backup of your current ROM then flash away and do tell me how much you like it!


Download C-ROM for Galaxy Nexus GSM (maguro)

Download C-ROM for Galaxy Nexus CDMA Verizon (toro)

Download C-ROM for Galaxy Nexus CDMA Sprint (toroplus)

Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps (I recommend using Micro Gapps then you can get 2 cameras!)

IMPORTANT: You must have CWM Recovery v6.0.4.3 or HIGHER to install KitKat ROMs, if you don’t please update using ROM Manager app on Play Store or you can also use Flashify app to install.  See CWM Recovery page.

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)

(First time installing custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy Nexus first!)

Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!


Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard?  See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.

Need to run apps that check for root?  Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!


Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q: I don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)

Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.

Q: Battery is draining really fast!
A: If you just installed the ROM, battery may look like it’s draining fast, this happens sometimes when you install a new custom ROM.  Re-charge your phone fully 100% and also let your phone work its magic for couple hours and your battery should get better.  This is normal for all custom ROMs so don’t base your battery life on the first few hours of installing the ROM.

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23 Responses to C-ROM for Galaxy Nexus! [Android 4.4.4/Floating Multi-Window/OC]

  1. Travis says:

    I’ve installed this software from Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Galaxy Nexus , and I love it. Its fast, runs smooth, and etc. One problem is that my battery is draining kind of fast just like the Jelly bean software and I only had KitKat 4.4.4 for about 2 days now. Can someone help me with this problem?

  2. TravMac-C=64 says:

    Thanks for posting this review! I jumped up from 4.2.1(?) JBSourcery – I had lag so bad…
    This ROM FLIES on toroplus and battery life is almost 2-3X better!
    Only ‘bug’ I’ve seen (other than occasional UI/program crashes) – automatic night mode – phone dialer- #’s are invisible – it’s OK when running manual dark mode.
    Joined but cannot yet post on C-ROM forum.

  3. Max says:

    I also installed from running 4.2.2, so this was a big step up for me. Only problem, I have no 3g/4g lte data at all! I followed the Q&A link for this exact problem, but it isn’t very helpful for Verizon…tried other sources for setting up Verizon APN and still have not found a working solution. Can someone please help with this issue?

  4. Anwar says:

    Each time when keyboard should be opened, OS shows en error “Unfortunately Google Keyboard” has stopped. Please advise.
    Gapps is installed

  5. pbr says:

    How to use double windows I mean 2 windows at once

  6. jeff says:

    Max, you mention above ” you use this in many of your Android devices ” , so can I install this on my GS4?, I love this ROM.

  7. Anwar says:

    Multi-user didn’t work. After creating new user I go to set up. When I enter to the system as a new user all apps have been crashed/stopped.
    Is it known issue? I extremely need this feature…

  8. Shabbir says:

    I cant find play store after I installed the C-ROM on my galaxy nexus.. Please advise how can i get it back

  9. Stephane says:


    thanks for the ROM, I have a problem when ever I click on the steting menu on WIFI, it crashes and I can not set the wifi networks
    After the crash sometimes, I have the camera starting !!
    Please advice if you have the same, and how to fix his


  10. SamOun says:

    Hi I love this rom so much I have only question when I tap setting it not allow me to touch Wifi setting it will force stop. only WIFI setting not allow me to touch, please advise

  11. Don says:

    Just installed this ROM this morning after using OmniROM for about a year or so. This one is pretty freaking sweet. No issues so far and I love the battery life!!! I’ll be on this ROM for a while. 🙂

  12. Rico says:


    thanks for the ROM and your website. Everything works fine expect for the bluetooth. The bluetooth can not find any other devices (pebble, laptop, etc…) Someone has the same problem ?


  13. Tom says:

    My camera app stopped working after a couple of days into C-ROM image installation. Most of the android apps cant access the camera. Not even some 3rd party camera apps working. Although some apps like camscanner, whatsapp etc are able to access the camera.
    I did reimage with different ROMs like the Android 4.4.3 ROM, Liquidsmooth ROM and reimaged with the same C-ROM couple of time. Still the camera doesnt work.
    Ran out of options.
    What should I do to get the camera working. Help plzzzzz…………… Thanks !!!!!!

  14. sonja says:

    does this ROM support OTG??

  15. Izufa Rulfisha says:

    hi , just install this rom for 1 day , it is a great rom , the only problem is the phone lag so much and the batteries die so fas , can anybody help me …. TQ

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