The LiquidSmooth ROM has become a bit popular series, so many Android devices has received a LiquidSmooth ROM build and got positive responses. Here’s a Liquid Smooth ROM build for the Galaxy Nexus. For those of you who’re unfamiliar with it, it’s Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean based AOSP ROM and it gives a attention getting look and feel to your Android smartphone and tablet.
The LiquidSmooth ROM adds a lot of useful features and apps such as Lockscreen text color, layouts, customizable time clock, customizable navigation Bar along with ring targets, customizable colors, custom Liquid Launcher with extra features, Liquid Splasher, theme manager, framework optimizations for better performance, forced Tablet Mode containing DPI changer, MODs for Status Bar, Battery, Clock, Provider Name Changer and as well as the Jelly Bean features and apps such as the Google Now search feature, advanced notification bar, improved camera app, a smarter keyboard, faster browser and more.
The Liquid Smooth ROM is compatible with Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Sprint Galaxy Nexus. The below guide will walk you through how to install the LiquidSmooth ROM on Galaxy Nexus. Keep in mind that the ClockworkMod Recovery must be installed on your smartphone and its bootloader must be unlocked, you can use Wugfresh all-in-one toolkit for unlocking bootloader and installing ClockworkMod Recovery that is well-matched with all Nexus devices. 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 gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the latest version of LiquidSmooth ROM and Google Apps according to your Galaxy Nexus variant from following links:
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus Google Apps and LiquidSmooth ROM [XDA Link]
- Verizon Galaxy Nexus Google Apps and LiquidSmooth ROM [XDA Link]
- Sprint Galaxy Nexus Google Apps and LiquidSmooth ROM [XDA Link]
Step #2: Transfer both downloaded .zip files to your Galaxy Nexus.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode, to do so reboot phone by holding down volume up, volume down and power buttons, first your phone will reboot into bootloader mode, there use volume keys to navigate and power key to 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 then select wipe cache and confirm on the next screen. Lastly from the main menu, select Advanced then select Wipe Dalvik cache and confirm the action on the next screen.
Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #8: Select “Install” and locate the downloaded ROM .zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.
Step #9: Once again repeat the previous step and install the Google Apps .zip file in the same manner.
Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, the LiquidSmooth ROM has been installed on your Galaxy Nexus, you can use the below comment section for queries and be sure to visit the original thread of XDA to thanks the developer for this effort link given in first step.