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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hurricane630, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. hurricane630

    hurricane630 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey, I've been away from the forum for awhile, but I rooted my nexus and I'm currently on aokp build 39 and android 4.0.4. So I'm wondering how can I go to the most recent android version and also the most recent aokp version or another unanimously favorite rom?? I read through some how to's and didn't see anything describing this unless I missed it.


  2. tdevaughn

    tdevaughn Android Expert

    upgrade to the newest cwm or twrp.....
    download your fave rom
    install :)
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  3. TritonDroid

    TritonDroid Well-Known Member

    I went with the CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly and am really happy with that decision.

    Like the other post said get newest version on cwm or twrp(I went with this) clear cache then delv cache. Install new ROM and updated gapps for the build you are moving to.
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  4. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    I'm just going to add the same caution I have in several threads lately. While 4.0.4 is a bit outdated, you _might_ want to look further into the latest Android version, 4.2.1.

    Myself, I am happy with tdevaughn's 4.1.2 rom with the 4.2 camera. A full 4.2.1 rom doesn't quite have it for me, still enough issues from what I've read to keep me where I am and happy . . .

    my peso's worth.

    good luck
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  5. hurricane630

    hurricane630 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So I don't need to factory reset or anything?? Thought I needed to do so lol

    I appreciate the 2 cents. I'll look more into it before I do anything. Just feel like I'm missing out on some stuff since I'm outdated lol

    Also is there a kernel that people have found to get better battery life? Or Is it still "play with it and find the best for you"
  6. TritonDroid

    TritonDroid Well-Known Member

    I am far from an we expert but think a factory reset only occur s when your boot loader is unlocked.

    I am running CM10.1 nightly with Tiny Kernel and finding both to be stable.
  7. hurricane630

    hurricane630 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I unlocked mine same time I rooted lol so do I need to factory reset?

    Pretty confident that's what I did(sorry been away from the rooting for bout 9 months). When I boot up my phone, there is a small pad lock on the bottom of the screen that is unlocked.
  8. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    Yes, your bootloader is unlocked, but upgrading from an 4.0.4 rom to a 4.x.x rom will entail doing a factory data reset. Actually, I always do a factory data reset whenever I flash a new rom, even if they are both the same android version, or even when upgrading from an earlier version of the same rom.

    Another thing to consider also when upgrading from 4.0.4 to 4.x.x is that since you are coming from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean, you will want to flash the Jelly Bean bootloader as well during the process. Failure to do so has given folks problems. So, the short list would go like this, while in recovery:

    Code (Text):
    1. Create a Nandroid backup
    2. flash Jelly Bean bootloader
    3. wipe data/cache
    4. format /system just for good measure
    5. flash rom
    6. flash gapps (unless they're included in the rom, very, very rare)
    7. reboot phone
    8. profit
    good luck
  9. hurricane630

    hurricane630 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    can I get a link to download a jellybean bootloader?
  10. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    Sure, I have it in my collection, but here's another link as well:

    Toro - Downloads

    good luck
  11. hurricane630

    hurricane630 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well I tried last night after I found what was a download of jelly bean and the gapps. I put cm10.1 on and the gapps and it basically bricked my phone last night...

    It would boot up a but only say "unfortunately setup wizard has stopped" or something like that and also "unfortunately Google frame service has stopped" that's not EXACTLY what it said but something like that. So I used my root tool kit and unrooted back to stock cause I couldn't figure out what happen. And also ALL my info was gone. There were 3 files when I selected "install from SD card".
    0 /
    Obo /
    And something else...why'd this happen??? I hate being stock lol
  12. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Android Enthusiast

    What exactly did you do? I always check the MD5 against what is shown next to the link because there is always a chance that the download is corrupted. I'm assuming you have a custom recovery already.

    When flashing a new ROM I always:

    Wipe data/Factory Reset

    Flash ROM

    Flash Gapps


    Also, if you're using Wug's Toolkit I'm fairly certain you can get it to stock 4.1.1.
  13. hurricane630

    hurricane630 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes I'm 100% stock unlocked right now on 4.1.1. And I did exactly what you just said. I'm going to try rooting on this stock ROM tonight and flash jellybean 4.2.1 and cm10.1 and all the gapps needed
  14. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    Two things I should mention here. You _might_ want to rethink going to a rom based on android 4.2.1 as you have found that 4.2.1 creates all those wonky directories on your phone. I am sticking with a rom based on 4.1.2 since it is still Jelly Bean and the only cool thing I found in 4.2 was the camera, which was easily installed on my 4.1.2 rom.

    However, if you insist on going all the way to a 4.2.1 rom, make sure you have the latest custom recovery of your choosing installed first, then things should go much better.

    good luck
  15. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Android Enthusiast

    You scare me a little when you say flash jellybean 4.2.1 and cm10.1, just to be clear, you flash cm10.1 and this IS jellybean 4.2.1. So from where you are now you would boot into recovery (I like CWM), wipe data/factory reset, flash the latest CM10.1 nightly, then flash the 12-12-12 gapps, then reboot.

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