How To Install JBSourcery ROM On Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus SPH-L700
There is no doubt that Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus SPH-L700 is one of the most stable and powerful Android devices available on the market, but what would you say if I tell you that its performances can be improved. How? Well, I think it’s time for you to step in and take control over your smartphone by flashing some unique customizations that will take it to the next level.
Recently a famous XDA Developers member “jboyer0000” released a brand new custom ROM for your Galaxy Nexus and I think this is the best way to start the customization process. The custom ROM is called JBSourcery ROM and is based on the well-known Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean (build JOP40D).
JBSourcery ROM has already been tested by the Android community and the feedback was quite impressive. It looks like this ROM gives you access to lots of customization possibilities and besides that, you will be able to take advantage to some fresh and amazing features like: toggle options, Apex Launcher, MIUI battery bar, a completely new kernel, screen widgets and many other interesting things.
So, if you want to feel the magic of the JBSourcery ROM then it’s time to show you how to act as a little Android developer.
Requirements and warnings
- Before we get started, you need to go to “Settings” > “About device” and make sure you have the next model number: “SPH-L700”. Otherwise, I don’t recommend you to go further, because the next instructions are compatible only with the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus and applying them on any other device may lead to some irrecoverable damages.
- The only way you can flash a custom ROM is if your Android device has an unlocked bootloader, root access and a custom Recovery tool already installed. If your Galaxy Nexus doesn’t comply to all these 3 requirements, then you should follow this guide first.
- Sometimes flashing custom ROMs can be dangerous and that’s why you should always have backup ready, in case something goes wrong during the process. You can check out this Android backup guide to make sure you do everything right.
- To avoid any power losses during the installation process make sure your device’s battery life is higher than 60%.
- Enable the “USB Debugging” option from “Settings” > “Developer options” and you are good to go.
- Download the JBSourcery custom ROM from this official source.
- Choose one of these 3 Google Apps packages and download one to your computer:
- Copy the zip files you’ve just downloaded on your Galaxy Nexus’s microSD card. Do not extract, just place them as they are.
- Power Off your Nexus smartphone.
- Press and hold down: “Volume Down” > “Volume Up” and “Power” buttons until your device enters into “Fastboot Mode”. Now you have to select “Recovery” and your phone will boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
- Go to “Backup and Restore” and select “Backup” to create a NANDroid Backup. This backup can be very helpful in case you want to go back to your previous ROM after the installation is complete.
- Go to “Advanced” and select the “Wipe Dalvik Cache”. Confirm the action by pressing “Yes”.
- Now it’s time to perform a factory reset, so go to “Wipe data/factory reset” and press “Yes”.
- Select the “Wipe cache partition” option and press “Yes”.
- Go to “Install ZIP from SD card” and select the “Choose ZIP from SD card” option. Now you have to navigate to the place where you’ve saved the JBSourcery ROM zip file.
- Repeat the step above, but this time use the Google Apps package instead.
- Use the “Go back” option and select “Reboot System Now”.
- Once your device turns on, you have to wait for your apps to be installed.
- Restart your phone once again.
Good job! You’ve successfully installed the JBSourcery ROM on your Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which means that you can start testing your customization abilities. It would be nice to share your achievements with us. Enjoy!