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Old September 14th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default N00b here with rooted phone, need a root 101 course.

So about a month or two ago I was lucky enough to buy a Galaxy Nexus (gsm) from someone on Craigslist and he already had it rooted when I took possession of it.

The phone has been great and I have even tweeked it a little thanks to the AOKP ROM.

It's running ICS 4.0.4

It has a 3.0.34-CMPLUS-Tuna Kernel and maguro milestone 6.

I would like to upgrade to Jelly Bean, but to be honest I can't really follow the instructions I find on here, I'm not stupid when it comes to things but I feel like I am coming to the party late and because I didn't do my own hands on root just don't have the background to do it right.

Are there any "dumbed down" upgrading to JB for dummies type of instruction sets out there I can follow?

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So about a month or two ago I was lucky enough to buy a Galaxy Nexus (gsm) from someone on Craigslist and he already had it rooted when I took possession of it.

The phone has been great and I have even tweeked it a little thanks to the AOKP ROM.

It's running ICS 4.0.4

It has a 3.0.34-CMPLUS-Tuna Kernel and maguro milestone 6.

I would like to upgrade to Jelly Bean, but to be honest I can't really follow the instructions I find on here, I'm not stupid when it comes to things but I feel like I am coming to the party late and because I didn't do my own hands on root just don't have the background to do it right.

Are there any "dumbed down" upgrading to JB for dummies type of instruction sets out there I can follow?

Thanks,
Rob
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Follow the directions from the link below, and perform a clean flash (There's two types.. clean and dirty, you need to do a clean flash because you're coming from ICS. A clean flash will *not* wipe your personal stuff from the SD, but it will wipe all of your user apps and reset the phone to default). Easy peazy lemon squeezy.

http://androidforums.com/international-gsm-galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/605196-09-6-maguro-aokp-jb-build-1-a.html

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Follow the directions from the link below, and perform a clean flash (There's two types.. clean and dirty, you need to do a clean flash because you're coming from ICS. A clean flash will *not* wipe your personal stuff from the SD, but it will wipe all of your user apps and reset the phone to default). Easy peazy lemon squeezy.

http://androidforums.com/international-gsm-galaxy-nexus-all-things-root/605196-09-6-maguro-aokp-jb-build-1-a.html

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Old September 17th, 2012, 02:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Absolutely. As is digging into you wallet and buying Titanium Backup.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 10:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Great advice here so far. Just to give an actual explanation: first you need to unlock the bootloader using a computer, which will factory reset the phone. Then you can flash a custom recovery that will let you either flash a .zip to obtain root permissions on your stock ROM or to flash a custom ROM. ALWAYS ALWAYS MAKE A BACKUP AS SOON AS YOU FIRST FLASH THE CUSTOM RECOVERY to make sure you can more easily return to stock. Feel free to PM me for further instructions and clarifications.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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He bought the phone rooted. All he needs to do is flash a JB rom.
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