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If you want to install custom ROMs and also backup/restore ROMs on your rooted Galaxy Nexus, you will need ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your Galaxy Nexus.
ClockworkMod Recovery is a tool that allows you to backup, restore, and install ROMs.
Before we begin, make sure you have rooted your Galaxy Nexus.
Step 1. Let’s turn off our Galaxy Nexus then boot into Fastboot mode by holding down Volume Down, Volume Up, and Power button together for about 10 seconds.
Step 2. Once in Fastboot mode, connect your Galaxy Nexus to your computer via a micro-USB cable.
Step 3. Next, download GalaxyNexusRecovery.zip below and unzip, you should get a folder called GalaxyNexusRecovery. You can place this folder in the root directory of you hard disk.
Step 4. Next open up a command prompt for Windows or terminal in Mac/Linux.
Browse to the GalaxyNexusRecovery directory by typing:
For Windows, type:
For Mac and Linux, type:
Next, type the following for GSM Galaxy Nexus (Unlocked/International/Asian/European):
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-126.96.36.199-maguro-gsm.img
Next, type the following for CDMA Galaxy Nexus (Verizon Wiress 4G LTE):
fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-188.8.131.52-toro-cdma.img
For Mac, replace “fastboot” with “./fastboot-mac”.
For Linux, replace “fastboot” with “./fastboot-linux”.
Step 5. If you’ve successfully flashed the ClockworkMod Recovery, you can verify successful install by choosing “Recovery mode” using the Volume Down button. Then hit the Power button to enter ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 6. If you see ClockworkMod Recovery, congratulations, you’ve installed ClockworkMod Recovery on your rooted Galaxy Nexus!Need Help? Follow/add me on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!
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