Favorite ROMs for Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Posted Dec 18, 2012 at 12:44 am in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

I’m currently running MMuzzy’s stock Jelly Bean 4.2.1 but I saw today that CyanogenMod just started releasing Nightly CM 10.1 builds for the VZW Galaxy Nexus.

How about you guys? Anyone out there still on the VZW Galaxy Nexus flashing new ROMs?

  • LukeT32

    I rooted back in May. I have used CM probably 98% of that time. I run there Nightlies and love it. I used their nightlies on my OG Droid also.

    • lou2cool88

      Same here. I was running CM9 and CM10 for a while till Jelly Bean 4.2 came out. Then I switched to MMuzzy’s but now that CM started releasing their nightlies for CM10.1, I’m back on CM. I tried AOKP for a while. It’s incredibly customizable but I didn’t like certain aspects.

      Been thinking about switching to MIUI for a while. Haven’t used it since I was on my Thunderbolt.

      • LukeT32

        Loaded CM 10.1 last might and love it. Did a clean install and its rocking very well. Only hiccup was on initial installation network was set to GSM so I had to use WiFi in the initial setup then go change it, but its a nightly. What do you expect. ;)

        • lou2cool88

          I had an issue with CM10.1 where it would force-close each time I received a phone call… Did you experience that?

          • LukeT32

            Nope. I did a complete wipe of data and dalvik. Also need the new GAPPS from CM. 12122012 I believe. I had to wipe the app data for the clock for my Alarm to work though.

      • mattkelly

        I’m curious. What didn’t you like about AOKP? It has been my daily driver for almost over a year, and there isn’t anything I actively dislike about it!

        • lou2cool88

          I didn’t like the look of the Notification shade toggles. They just weren’t very nice looking compared to the CM ones. Other than that, I loved AOKP! I loved that I could change everything and even center the clock in the status bar. Couldn’t get past the toggles, though…

  • dejay

    always the SLIM roms they are always super snappy

    • lou2cool88

      I’ll have to give those a shot.

  • kelltrash14

    BAMF Paradigm. Tried CM and Paranoid a bit, but I never wanted to use anything else for long. Subtle added features but no goofy stuff, runs perfectly.

    • lou2cool88

      Haven’t tried BAMF Paradigm yet but I liked the BAMF offerings on my Thunderbolt.

      • kelltrash14

        Yep, that’s what led me to trying their Nexus stuff.

  • jaysond

    I honestly don’t find the need to root on newer phones there comin out pretty user friendly these days they know ur going to root it so why not just make it stock

    • kelltrash14

      Well, stock Verizon Nexus is 3 months behind (based on the 4.0-4.1 upgrade) the other versions. Most people that choose it want to be on the latest.

      • lou2cool88

        Exactly! I honestly doubt whether Verizon will bring 4.2.1 to the Galaxy Nexus at this point. Plus there are features like Google Wallet that are absent.

        • LukeT32

          They will never implement Wallet. They have ISIS.http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/explore/?page=isis

          I just side load Wallet and use it anyway on my Gnex.

          • lou2cool88

            Same here! I am really surprised that what they’re doing with Google Wallet isn’t considered an anti-competitive measure.

    • lou2cool88

      That’s how I feel every time I get a new phone but then there’s something that bugs me or a feature I want… With the Galaxy Nexus I stayed stock until the updates for the other versions of the Galaxy Nexus started coming and Verizon’s version stayed at 4.0

  • TheStig

    CM10

    • Ezy03

      could agree more

  • Ezy03

    CM10

  • Stig03

    stock android

  • mattplaybass

    Running stock version of 4.2, rooted of course. I really like the subtle improvements and tweaks.

    • lou2cool88

      Yeah, stock 4.2 is great! When 4.1 came out, that’s when I decided to root and ROM my Galaxy Nexus. I love the new expandable notifications and the new keyboard. And let’s not forget Google Now and Photo Sphere.