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    Hey guys
    I have an old Google Galaxy nexus and I was trying to put a new ROM on it. I did as the online instructions said. My device is rooted, the data erased/factory reset, cache partition is deleted too.

    The huge problem that I'm having is that once I boot into recovery mode and select a rom to flash (via SD method), I get an error and the installation aborts. I can't adb push anything to my phone and my computer doesn't detect my phone as a device even. I can't even boot regularly as I get sent to the setup wizard which crashes at the WiFi connection stage and starts over.

    What do I do? Please can someone help me out. If there is a way to force flash the ROM, I'd love to know it.

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    Welcome to AF, Spencer :).

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus, correct?

    Is that the stock recovery you're using? You need a custom recovery to flash a custom ROM...

    What "online instructions" are you referring to?

    We've got a GNex root area here at AF that might be helpful:


    Cheers!
     
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    It's a gt-I9250M phone
    There were a few different sites that I looked at and they were all saying the same thing
     
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    Okay, now we know it's a Samsung Galaxy Nexus ;) :).

    How about:

    1. Are you rooted?
    2. Do you have a custom recovery installed (if so, which one)?
    3. Is the bootloader unlocked?
    4. What ROM are you trying to flash?
    5. Do you care about the current contents of the device?
     
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    Phone is rooted
    No custom recovery
    Bootloader is unlocked
    Any ROM will do, at this point would just like to use the device
    No, I do not care about the data on it, I've already deleted it all a few times
     
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    Bootloader version on the phone is PRIMELAB3
    and the product is "tuna" and variant is "maguro 16GB"
     
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    You will need a custom recovery....
     
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    ^^^^ ;) :).
     
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    Where do I get one and how do I get it on my phone?
     
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    Click the link @scary alien posted and you will get all the help you need.

    Make sure you read and reread everything then follow each step and do not get into a hurry.
     
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    Reference links/threads:


    In a nutshell:

    - obtain proper custom recovery (download to your PC)

    - put your device in fastboot/bootloader mode

    - to flash a custom recovery:

    fastboot flash recovery custom-recovery-image-filename

    and then use the bootloader screens to boot into recovery
    - or to soft-boot custom recovery (won't overwrite your current recovery):

    fastboot boot custom-recovery-image-filename
    - after the custom recovery is running, push the custom ROM .zip file over to your device using adb

    - flash the custom ROM .zip file from your custom recovery
    ^^^ That's a LOT of stuff if you've never done or heard of the above before....

    Read. Read. Read.

    You also have to pay attention to Google apps ("gapps"), I'm sure...

    The custom ROM developer's thread should guide you on the proper way to install their ROM (wipes, gapps, special instructions, etc.).

    Cheers!
     
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