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Looking for a good combo?
Check out latest CM11 ROM along with our HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit for your Galaxy Nexus.
The latest CM11 ROM Snapshots M10 and M9 are both very solid, super-fast, and gives you all the latest benefits with Android 4.4.4, including screen-mirroring easily to your Chromecast via its Cast feature along with a dozens of speed/battery enhancements that’s going to revamp your Galaxy Nexus.
Yes, Galaxy Nexus still can run really fast with latest Android 4.4.4 custom ROMs. Better yet, couple with our HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion Kit, which literally turns your GNex into a OnePlus One!
So, definitely give this combo a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download CM11 ROM for Galaxy Nexus Sprint (toroplus) – Sorry, only M8 available currently.
Download Android 4.4.4 Gapps [You can use Micro]
IMPORTANT: You must have CWM Recovery v126.96.36.199 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, install Conversion Kit, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system. For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)
(First time installing custom ROM? See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy Nexus first!)
Credits – CyanogenMOD for awesome CM11 ROM! The HighOnAndroid OnePlus One Conversion kit also works on any Android smartphone or tablet running CM11 ROM, see How to Convert your Android Smartphone into OnePlus One!
- 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!
- Want to listen to YouTube music with screen off? Check out How to Playback YouTube videos with Screen-Off!
- Need multi-window? Check out How to Add Multi-Window to Any 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: How can I thank you for your tutorial?
A: I don’t take donations but if you could PLEASE subscribe to my Zedomax YouTube channel, that would help me greatly and thank you!
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NOTE: PLEASE ONLY INSTALL ROMS INTENDED FOR YOUR VERSION OF GALAXY Nexus! Otherwise you WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE and I will not be responsible!
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