Custom ROM developers aren’t wasting any time on working on the newly released Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, as some guy at RootzWiki has already created a fully functional custom build that works with the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone.
As you know, the official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OTA Update will also be pushed out for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus starting today. However, this update might not be released this soon for the Verizon variant of Galaxy Nexus, which is why developers have already begun working on releasing custom ROMs based on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official factory images.
This ‘custom’ ROM is based on stock Android 4.3 JB build number JSS15J, it doesn’t have any major modifications added and its developer has released it with the tag line ‘OTA-like’. Baldwinguy77 is the one who created this ROM and he posted the files on RootzWiki. As of now, everything is working and you will get a deodexed ROM that can be rooted easy, Google Apps along with Nexus apps, Google Chrome, a new Restart menu that can be shown by holding down Power button and then pressing Power Off for several settings. New wallpapers and sounds.
Wi-Fi Tethering, bluetooth streaming, Google Wallet, Location Services, Photosphere, Android Beam, Photo editing plus filters, Exchange support and multiple others are 100% working. There aren’t any major bug and this OTA-like Android 4.3 ROM for Verizon Galaxy Nexus should be a great alternative for you to use until the official firmware will be pushed as an OTA Update.
If you cannot flash the new ROM using the RootWiki thread, then you can choose to take a look at our guide here and learn how to properly flash a custom ROM for Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
Test the new ROM and then tell us in comments how’s your device working with it and if you found any errors while testing it.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OTA-like ROM might be the first one released for Galaxy Nexus Verizon, but from now on you should expect tons of developers to work on new versions which means that GNex users will continue to receive new and better custom ROMs.