I just got a Nexus 4 :) Time to unlock the bootloader, install a new recovery, get root and install a new ROM. Android SDK Download the Android SDK from here and uncompress the zip file. I will be using the Linux version. mkdir ~/Android cd ~/Android unzip adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20130219.zip USB Debugging In Android go to Settings>About>Build Number and click seven times to unlock the Developer Options. Then go to Settings>Developer Options and check USB Debugging.
I’ve been using atom422 ROM with Ak Kernel for a week now, and I must say this is the best ROM/kernel combo I had in my Galaxy Nexus. And it’s underclocked! I will be using atom422 v9 and Ak Kernel 731. Backing up your device Backup using Titanium Backup Backup Nova Launcher settings Backup SMS using SMS Backup & Restore Reboot into recovery (I have ClockworkMod Recovery v188.8.131.52) Backup (backup and restore > backup) Go into “install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard” just to guarantee that ClockworkMod Recovery is accessing the storage Plug the phone into a computer (I’m using Ubuntu 12.
I started using Ak Kernel after installing Xylon, as I talked about in my previous post. I will show how to install Ak Kernel coming from another kernel an how to simply update Ak Kernel when a new version is released. You can also read the kernel FAQ here. Ak Kernel Ak Kernel comes in two flavors: Purity edition, the stable version Cylon edition, a experimental branch Install Ak Kernel coming from another kernel If you are installing Ak Kernel for the first time in your ROM, follow this steps:
I was having problems in AOKP, so I decided to try a different ROM and a different kernel. I’ve decided to go with Xylon and Ak Kernel. What is Xylon? “A Generally based of many kinds of features around the Android Development and fits into minimal customization. It may act up like AOKP, but totally not at all. Overall, we’re still in work in progress state of changing the base to slightly minimal like FNV before.
After updating AOKP to the latest build 3, my phone started to get really laggy. Digging around in Google I found others having the same problem. It seems that the SystemUI has a memory leak, and starts consuming an abnormal quantity of RAM. This means that apps will start to be killed and relaunched, including the UI. The consequence is the sluggishness of the phone. Rebooting solves the problem, but it’s only temporary.
AOKP build 3 is out, and after showing how to install AOKP from scratch, this is how I usually upgrade a ROM in my Galaxy Nexus. I only use this procedure between builds of the same ROM, and typically when the base Android version is the same (in this case 4.2.1). Backing up your device When upgrading I usually only backup with Titanium Backup and within ClockworkMod Recovery. Usually I don’t copy the backups to my desktop.
I’m currently using the Android Oxygen ROM in my HTC Desire. As the version 2.1 just came out, I’ve decided to wipe my device and do a fresh install. Also I took the chance to post the procedure. Note: I have root on my device. Backup before wipe I used Titanium Backup to create a backup of my apps I used SMS Backup to backup my sms to GMail I backup up my sdcard using rsync in Ubuntu rsync -axS –delete /media/sdcard/ /media/backup I’ve manually kept a list of all the apps I want to keep.