Owners of Galaxy Nexus L700 may now be able to download and install the latest custom firmware CM10.1M2 for Sprint Galaxy Nexus model SPH-L700 running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean platform. The latest custom build is intended to enhance security feature of your Nexus device.
Important note: A custom firmware means that neither Samsung nor Google released it, in short, it’s unofficial.
For you to install this custom ROM, a rooted Nexus device with custom recovery installed is necessary. If you feel the need to go for this update, then you may refer to the step-by-step installation guide we provided subsequently in this page.
DISCLAIMER: This tutorial is only intended for those who are willing to try it at their own risk. Thus, neither sebertech nor the author of this content shall be held responsible for any adverse outcomes of your action (if there’s any). Although it is very unlikely for your device to get damaged given that you follow every single procedure precisely as mentioned in this page.
- This installation guide is ONLY intended for Galaxy Nexus L700 who need help in installing the newest custom firmware and shall not be tried on any other Android devices. To make sure you got the right device to update, check its model number before you start with the custom ROM installation. Just go to Settings menu and then select About phone so you can see the necessary details including the exact device model you’ve got.
- To make sure you can go back to the original settings/contents when necessary, be sure to create a backup of your data before you begin.
- Also spare at least 80 percent battery power on your device to avoid any hard brick later on. A hard brick can occur when installation is not completed.
- You also need to have a USB driver installed in your computer for the Galaxy Nexus L700. For you to be able to transfer file between your computer and Nexus device, be sure to enable USB debugging. Your device must also be rooted and with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
- Download zip files for the custom firmware CM10.1 M2 ROM 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM for Galaxy Nexus L700 with [Filename: cm-10.1-20130304-EXPERIMENTAL-toroplus-M2.zip] as well as the Google Apps with [Filename: gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip].
- Once downloading is completed, connect your Galaxy Nexus to a computer with a USB cable.
- Create a duplicate or copy the files you’ve downloaded and paste it to the SD card of your Nexus device. However, DO NOT extract any of these files.
- Boot into recovery mode. To do so, just press and hold the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously. Wait for the CWM recovery screen to show up to proceed to the next step.
- Once the Recovery Screen appears, select an option. To highlight an option, use the Volume keys while Power button to choose an option.
- Create a Nandroid backup of your current ROM before installing the new custom ROM. This is recommended so you can have it restored later if the new firmware does not work properly as it should. To do so, select Backup and Restore option and this will prompt you with a different screen.
- Wait until the backup is completed and then return to the main recovery menu.
- Perform data wiping by selecting wipe data/factory reset option and then choose Yes on the next screen. Doing so will confirm your action.
- Wait for a few minutes for a data wipe to get done and then return to the CWM recovery main menu.
- Select wipe cache partition option, wait until the wiping process is completed and then choose Wipe Dalvik Cache to perform Dalvik cache wiping. This option is located under the Advance screen.
- Locate and select Install zip from SDCard and then select Choose zip from SDCard. Look for the filename cm-10.1-20130304-EXPERIMENTAL-toroplus-M2.zip, which you copied earlier in the first step. Use the Power button to select the file.
- To confirm installation of this file, select Yes – Install….zip on the next screen that shows up. This will initiate installation of the new custom ROM on your Galaxy Nexus device.
- Wait until the custom ROM installation is done. Repeat step 12 but this time locate and select the Google apps file named gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip. This will let you install the Google apps package then.
- Once the installation is finished, return to the main recovery menu.
- Locate and select Reboot System Now option for you to reboot the device into customized Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM CM10.1M2. And now you are all set!
If for some reasons, you wanted to go back to or restore your previous ROM, just boot into Recovery mode and then locate and choose Backup and Restore. Then select your previous ROM from the given list to have it restored.