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Install CM 10.1.0 Final Build ROM based on Jelly Bean 4.2.2 for Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250

CM 10.1.0 Final build has been finished and you can use this tutorial to learn how to successfully install it on your Galaxy Nexus International GSM variant. Read the entire tutorial and make sure that you won’t skip any steps that I have listed in this post, as you wouldn’t want to repeat the tutorial more than once.

This build of CM is the first Stable release and it’s a better version than the CM 10.1 M Snapshots/ Release Candidate and Nightlies releases. If you find any errors while using it, tell us in comments so that more users will learn about them before installing the update. We didn’t manage to find any major bugs, but there are still some minor ones which means that there is still work to be done by the CyanogenMod team.

First thing that you need to do is to read the guidelines listed below:

  • use this guide only with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 International version.
  • don’t try to use this guide with any other Android device, as you will end up bricking it.
  • your Galaxy Nexus has to be on an unlocked bootloader, rooted and running a custom Recovery such as CWM or TWRP.
  • this guide uses the ClockworkMod CWM Recovery, but you can also use the TWRP version if that’s the one installed on your device. In case you have TWRP, then you should carefully select the corresponding actions that I’ve listed for CWM.
  • use the Custom Recovery mode and create a full NANDROID backup of your current OS. This will set a restore file that you can use in case the new ROM doesn’t boot with your phone.
  • the how-to guide tells you to factory reset the phone, do it, as otherwise it won’t boot into normal mode, forcing you to repeat the tutorial more than once.
  • ‘factory reset’ will delete all contents from your device’s system partition, so you’ll lose all installed apps and other similar data.
  • use a tool from Google Play Store to backup installed apps data.
  • if you’re planning on backing up SMS, Call Logs info or APN Internet Settings, then you should use these tools: SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore | APN Settings Backup & Restore.
  • also, backup your Contacts info by syncing it with your Gmail account.
  • enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
  • make sure that your device’s battery has enough power left before switching off. If the phone powers off in the middle of the installation process, you will be forced to repeat the entire tutorial once again.
  • use this tutorial only if you’re an advanced Android user.
  • note that we cannot be held responsible in case lose data or you brick the phone.
  • read the entire post and make sure that you won’t skip any steps.

Since you’ve read all of the above, you can now move on to the next part of this post and learn how to successfully flash the latest Stable build of CM 10.1 for your device.

How to flash CM 10.1.0 Stable Build ROM for Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250:

  1.  Download CM 10.1.0 ROM zip from HERE.
    > save the file on your PC and don’t extract its contents.
  2. Download Gapps for CM 10.1 and Android 4.2.2 based ROMs from HERE.
    > do not extract its files, place the file on your computer.
  3. Connect your Galaxy Nexus with your PC via USB cable. Then, move both files onto your phone’s internal SDcard and when the files are copied, you should disconnect it from computer.
  4. Power off your Galaxy Nexus.
  5. Boot your device into CWM / TWRP Recovery mode.
    > remember that this guide is for CWM Recovery, but the TWRP one will work too.
  6. When in Custom Recovery Mode, select ‘backup and restore’ and create a NANDROID backup of your current OS.
  7. From the main custom Recovery Mode, select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ option. Confirm this process.
  8. Next, select ‘install zip from SDcard’ and then ‘choose zip from sdcard’. Find the CM 10.1.0 zip Stable zip and install it.
    > the process shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes to complete.
  9. After the ROM is installed, select again ‘choose zip from sdcard’. Find the Gapps zip and install this one too.
  10. When you’ve managed to flash both files, return to the main Recovery screen and select ‘reboot system now’.
  11. Now you need to wait at least 5 minutes for all the required files to be loaded.
  12. Enter your Google Account details when you’re at the main CM 10.1.0 Stable Home Screen.
  13. Take control over your device and then start testing all the new features and functions.

If the first boot process takes more than 10 minutes to complete or in case the phone enters into a boot loop, then you will need to power off the device. After you should repeat the entire tutorial once again. Make sure not to skip any steps.

For any other problems use the comments section below.

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