Install AffinitySERIES ROM on Verizon Galaxy Nexus
It’s time to try something, a new development team named Android Developer Alliance is trying to provide you something new like the team has made a new ROM called “AffinitySERIES” that based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and has been ported to Verizon Galaxy Nexus by a senior XDA developer member purian23.
The AffinitySERIES ROM features Jelly Bean JRO03L built but with a lightning-fast UI and has a lot of useful features to give you a new Android experience, it’s really fast and responsive, the user interface is professional, there are many custom popup SMS options, it support Facebook contacts, power widgets are customizable and it has first-of-its-kind customized toggle icons.
The ROM is packed with exclusive ADA wallpapers that will give your Nexus a stunning look and feel, it features a beautiful weather lockscreen to increase attractiveness and theme chooser to apply new themes. The developer is still updating the ROM to add more features, the ROM has worth due to a lot of useful and impressive features, so you should give it a try to taste something new.
Read on how to install AffinitySERIES ROM on the Galaxy Nexus I515. Keep in mind that your device must be rooted with ClockworkMod recovery installed, the bootloader also should be unlocked, you can use Wugfresh all-in-one toolkit to do everything you need. Device battery should be charged and make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the latest version of AffinitySERIES ROM from here [XDA Link] and Google Apps.
Step #2: Transfer both downloaded .zip files to the internal SD card of device.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down the power button, volume up and volume down buttons, first you’ll enter in fastboot mode, there select recovery option to enter in recovery mode.
Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #6: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #7: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM .zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.
Step #8: Once again, repeat the step 7 but now install Google Apps .zip file.
Step #9: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, the new AffinitySERIES ROM is now installed on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus, comment below for queries. You can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in first step.