How to Update Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Custom Android 4.2 ROM

As Google has started updating the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Jelly Bean 4.2, it’s worth noting that this is valid only for those customers who’ve got the smartphone from the Samsung Play Store. If you bought it from anywhere else like Sprint, then you’ll have to wait for the update. If you’re dying to update your Sprint Galaxy Nexus as soon as possible, you can install it manually.

This article will show you how to update a Samsung Galaxy Nexus device to Jelly Bean 4.2 with a custom ROM.

  • First of all, download the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Custom ROM archive and save it on your computer. Make sure to download the latest update because it is the best.
  • Next, download the Gapps zip files for Jelly Bean and Sprint Galaxy Nexus and save the file on your desktop.
  • Using the original USB cord of your smartphone, connect it to your PC.
  • Copy and paste the already downloaded Jelly Bean 4.2 Custom ROM files as well as the Gapps zip files on microSD card pre-installed on your device.
  • Disconnect you smartphone from the computer and turn it off. Now you need to boot your device into CWM or into TWRP Recovery mode. Enter the Fastboot Mode by pressing and holding combination of Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons. As soon as you enter the fastboot mode, select ‘Recovery Mode’.
  • Now navigate to Wipe Data / Factory Reset, and select it. Then, confirm the process and note that it would not wipe the contents of the internal SD card.
  • After that, select ‘install zip from sd-card.’ Next select ‘choose zip from sd-card’ and search for the custom Android 4.2 ROM archive. Confirm the installation and let it complete before proceeding to the next step.
  • Repeat the same step to install Gapps zip. After both the files are installed properly, head back to the main custom recovery screen.
  • Now navigate to ‘reboot system’ and select it and wait your Sprint Galaxy Nexus to reboot.
  • That’s all you need to do. Now simply join your Google account and take all the control over your device.

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