Install Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Belly v12.1 AOSP+ Android 4.2.1 Custom ROM

samsung-galaxy-nexusJelly Belly is custom ROM for Verizon Galaxy Nexus which always updated to the latest AOSP (Android Open Source Projecy) base. It was built with the latest Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.  It is a recommended ROM as of its stability and well tweaked for speed. It is buttery smooth and works with all the recoveries. Gapps was separated from the ROM and need further installation. Check out the full features list and installation guides after the break.

The ROM is pre-rooted but you need to have custom recovery installed on the device. If you have not rooted or installed any custom recoveries, we have also prepared a tutorial for you.

Jelly Belly v12.1 Custom ROM Full FeaturesPosted Image

  • AOSP+ (always latest)
  • always based on latest AOSP
  • VZW binaries (always latest)
  • reboot menu (reboot, recovery, bootloader, safe mode)
  • group messaging with stock messaging app
  • emoji icons with stock messaging app
  • long press volume buttons to skip audio tracks
  • improved 3G, 4G, and WiFi connections
  • rooted (with SuperSU)
  • busybox
  • optimized for performance
  • tweaked for speed
  • first rom separated from gapps (proper)
  • focused on stability
  • properly functioning Google services (location, now, etc)
  • proper booting
  • works with all recoveries
  • buttery smooth

Disclaimer

It’s always risky to modify your device and be warned that a failure may brick your device. In order to keep your device safe, please read carefully every single line of the tutorial and follows the steps exactly. We are not responsible for any damage to your device.

Compatibility

The tutorial and guide below is only compatible to Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-1515 model. It will not compatible to other devices.
Check phone model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number.

Requirements

  1. Windows-based PC
  2. Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-1515
  3. Download and install USB drivers on PC. Download Google USB Driver for Windows
  4. Enable Developer Options on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. How To Enable Developer Options On Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (Optional – Only applicable for Android 4.2 and above)
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Device.
  6. Backup your personal data on phone to PC to ensure you keep a copy of your personal data (SMS, MMS, Contacts, Internet Settings, Photos and etc).How to Backup Personal Data On Android Device.
  7. Make sure your phone is charged to 50% to avoid interruption during flashing. How to Check Battery Level On Android Device.

Download

  1. Jelly Belly Custom ROM Android 4.2.1 build for Verizon Galaxy Nexus (jellybelly-toro-12.1.zip, 134MB) – Development Page
  2. JB Bootloader – http://d-h.st/jcO (Optional)
  3. JB Radios (FF02/FG02) – http://goo.gl/X7uR3 (Optional)
  4. JB Stock Kernel (only for 11.x) – http://goo.gl/tVsgU (Optional)
  5. Google Apps Package (gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip, 89.99MB)

Instructions: (From Custom ROM)

  1. Make sure you have follow steps above and enable all the necessary features before start.
  2. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  3. Copy and paste the downloaded ***ROM***.zip to your phone internal SD card.
  4. Turn off your phone and disconnect from USB cable.
  5. Press and hold the Power + Volume Up + Volume Down button to enter CWM/TWRP Recovery.
  6. In Recovery menu, you are always recommended to perform a full Wipe Data/Factory Reset to avoid crashing and ROM compatibility issue. You may skip this step if you upgrade from your previous ROM version. For CWM recovery, use Volume key to navigate in Recovery Mode. For TWRP, use touchscreen to navigate in Recovery Mode
  7. Do Wipe Cache Partition – Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  8. Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache — Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  9. OPTIONAL – If you are updating your radios, flash FF02_FG02_Radios-signed.zip. If you are updating your bootloader, flash PRIMELC03_Bootloader-signed.zip [Follow same installation ROM step to install both bootloader and radio optionally. ]
  10. From the main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the ***ROM***.zip and click Yes to install.
  11. Back to main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the gapps.zip file and click Yes to install.
  12. After the installation completes, go back to recovery’s main menu.
  13. Select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  14. For first boot up, it normally takes longer time. Please wait patiently.

Instructions: (From Stock ROM)

  1. Root and install CWM/TWRP recovery. How to Root and Install ClockWorkMod Recovery for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-1515.
  2. Download root checker from Google Play to check your root status.
  3. Press Power + Volume Up + Volume Down button to enter recovery mode. Check whether CWM/TWRP recovery is successfully installed. Select Reboot system to reboot your device.
  4. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  5. Copy and paste the downloaded ***ROM***.zip to your phone internal SD card.
  6. Turn off your phone and disconnect from USB cable.
  7. Press and hold the Power + Volume Up + Volume Down button to enter CWM/TWRP Recovery.
  8. In Recovery menu, you are always recommended to perform a full Wipe Data/Factory Reset to avoid crashing and ROM compatibility issue. You may skip this step if you upgrade from your previous ROM version. For CWM recovery, use Volume key to navigate in Recovery Mode. For TWRP, use touchscreen to navigate in Recovery Mode
  9. Do Wipe Cache Partition – Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  10. Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache — Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  11. OPTIONAL – If you are updating your radios, flash FF02_FG02_Radios-signed.zip. If you are updating your bootloader, flash PRIMELC03_Bootloader-signed.zip [Follow same installation ROM step to install both bootloader and radio optionally. ]
  12. From the main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the ***ROM***.zip and click Yes to install.
  13. Back to main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the gapps.zip file and click Yes to install.
  14. After the installation completes, go back to recovery’s main menu.
  15. Select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  16. For first boot up, it normally takes longer time. Please wait patiently.

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