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Bugless Beast for Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE Updated to Android 4.1.2

Peter Alfonso’s beloved Bugless Beast was updated last night to include the Android 4.1.2 update for Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners. Bugless Beast has always been known as a very fast, stable, and no-bs ROM, so if you’re already running BB or have been looking to try out a new ROM, then it’s most certainly worth your time.

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Cheers J and Jason!

  • awiles

    Installed fine and works great with one exception, seems the exchage app is missing and corporate mail wont work. Is there an app for that

  • Justintwr

    BB is great, but I switched to CM10 for the notification toggles (especially LTE).

    It seems strange to me that there hasn’t been any post mentioning that CyanogenMod released a new M-series built with 4.1.2 the same day this BB build was released. I just loaded it (on toro) today. Looks great so far (but then the last M-series release was great too).

  • http://geniousatplay.blogspot.com/ Bikram Agarwal

    When I tried to download it in the morning, it said 8 hours remaining and crashed after some time. Retried in the evening and downloaded in 8 minutes. Flashed. Nothing notably new. CM10 calling me…. call of sirens….

    Deleted all old Nandroid backups. Taking a nandroid backup from scratch. Will dirty flash CM10 latest nightly right now. I hate having to restore all apps, spending hours on them. :( If dirty flash works, cool. Else Nandroid restore.

    Wish me luck.

    • http://geniousatplay.blogspot.com/ Bikram Agarwal

      Hmmmmmmffff. Dirty flash didn’t work. Reboots within seconds after reaching the lockscreen. but apparently that’s not because of dirty flash. Even after a full wipe of everything, a fresh flash also does the same. Bad nightly. bad. bad.

      Will download the M2 version now and flash that and see.

      • Justintwr

        FWIW, the M2 version of CM10 is also Android 4.1.2 and it’s working great for me.

        • http://geniousatplay.blogspot.com/ Bikram Agarwal

          Flashed that. But it is evaporating my battery. 1% every 2-3 minute. WTH…!!! And GTalk locked me in ‘offline/invisible’ mode now. Any pointers anyone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2033909 George Messiha

    Failed for me.. :( I am at Odin Recovery.. Installing the Factory image 4.0.2.. I can update to 4.0.4 OTA what’s the best way to get back to BB? Root using the nexus root tool and install via Goomanager?

  • MrWicket

    reading a lot of questions about the ROM in the comments so I am just gonna leave this here.. :D

    http://rootzwiki.com/topic/9621-romjbicsaosp-bugless-beast/

  • MrWicket

    I haven’t tried any of the other JB ROMs (other than the IO port) but I haven’t had to cause I stopped at Bugless Beast! Perfect!

  • Jim McClain

    not sure how this could be any better than paradigm 2.3.5, which so far has been perfect

  • Larizard

    Just wondering: how’s everyone’s battery life on BB, with stock battery and 4G on?

  • Tony Allen

    Bugless beast is a good rom, always leaves me wanting more though.

  • absolu7

    im running 4.1.1 BB , if i flash to the new one do i lose program settings, sms, etc?

    • C-Law

      If u wipe u will. I always wipe. Better to be safe imho

    • MrWicket

      I make a nandroid backup then Wipe Cache>Dalvik Cache>flash new BB version>reboot and so far so good. if you do run into issues the general answer is to do a full wipe. make sure you have titanium (or whatever you use) backups updated to restore what you need.

  • Festus440

    Sorry for the noob question. I used the Nexus toolkit to do my first root and am using a pervious version of BB. (Verizon Galaxy Nexus) I assume I need to backup and restore everthing. (I just did a manual reinstall last time.) Any pointers on how to do this painlessly? Thanks.

    • absolu7

      same issue :)

    • C-Law

      Buy titanium backup, click the paper with the checkmark in the top right, click run backup user apps. That will back up ur apps and data. Don’t backup system apps or system data as it could cause problems. Open up recovery, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache, wipe dalvik cache, format system, then wipe data/factory reset again. I know some of these are redundant but I err on the safe side. Now install new rom. After ur backup and running, download titanium backup and ur paid license again and then click the paper with the checkmark again. Scroll down and click run restore missing apps with data. If u didn’t buy titanium backup, u can’t do this last part and will have to install ur apps manually one by one from the backup/restore tab.

      • Festus440

        Thanks!

  • Michael

    Can anyone post a mirror of the new download?

  • wheineman

    Here is a Mirror I found on Rootzwiki:

    http://www.gamefront.com/files/22434111/pete_toro_ota_2012-10-10.zip

    Make sure you at least compare the hash provided by Pete (45eab5c71f78ad04ed946e2ae4787282)

    • wheineman

      I downloaded this and compared the hash. Everything looks good!

    • socrates_johnson

      Thanks for the link! I can second that the hash matches

  • http://profiles.google.com/morganfboyle morgan boyle

    And can he PLEASE use a decent mirror. slowest downloads EVER!

  • http://profiles.google.com/morganfboyle morgan boyle

    Why can he not provide a readble change log?!? on that note, how the eff do you read GITHUB????

  • MinnGophers

    Does anyone’s homescreen not rotate with BB 4.1.2?

  • Yagermeister

    I just tried flashing it to my Nexus 7 and am unsure if I am stock or if I have Bugless Beast on the device. How can I tell for sure if Bugless is on my device?

    • JoshGroff

      I’m pretty sure it says Peter Alfonso somewhere under the kernel. (which you can see under settings -> about

      • Yagermeister

        Can anyone verify this for me? Thank you!

      • Yagermeister

        On my Nexus 7 (with possibly Bugless Beast on it) the kernel says:
        3.1.10-g52027f9android-build@vpbs1 )
        #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jun 28 16:19:26 PDT 2012

        • JoshGroff

          Hmm, well he does use stock and only add some tweaks. There is one way I think, hold power and if it gives you a reboot option, it’s definitely not stock.

          • Yagermeister

            I do have reboot listed but wasn’t sure if 4.1.2 added that or if he added that ;) Not sure what tweaks he added because I cannot find any (First time with Bugless Beast)

          • JoshGroff

            I think it’s mostly just performance tweaks, I haven’t been able to find anything that stands out differently.

  • ManPancake

    Thanks for giving BB some love and keeping to your “roots” DL :P

  • Shawn Williams

    Don’t forget Euroskank AOKP build has been updated to 4.1.2!

  • mcblue

    CM10 nightlys for toro updated to 4.1.2 as well. pushed to my phone last night before bed.

  • wheineman

    It’s back up folks!

    • Jose Calderon

      much faster this time.15minutes

      Omg its slowing down. : (

  • Mark Knapp

    Link is now broken. Anyone have a mirror?

  • Jose Calderon

    I can’t seem to download the file on pete’s site. I was downloading and it was half way through (Site is a bit slow). But now connection is interrupted. Anyone can share a link? mirror?

  • wheineman

    Hmm, download is down! Just when I decided to move over from AOKP too!

  • xXAaronSXx

    For me, BB has always been the best rom. It may not have all the features that a CM10, AOKP, etc may have, but I’ve always ended back with Pete’s roms and honestly don’t miss a thing when I do. The overall experience, imo, is just better. With the other roms I have tried, there always seem to be little buggs or hickups that, through day to day use I don’t get with BB. Pete’s roms just flat out work great.

  • Jason Jackson

    Thanks for the download

  • newbie

    quick question may sound silly. first experience with BB. are the gapps baked in?

    • http://twitter.com/Chondog Chris Choncek

      Yes

    • Jwhap

      Yes.

  • Jeff Suina

    And don’t forget CM10 M2 came out today too!!! I love both BB and CM10.

  • http://twitter.com/fritzo2162 DougZ

    To all the people using CWM 6.0.10: myself and one other in my office was able to to upgrade fine from the Recovery Console. Don’t upgrade from the app, wipe the cache before installing, and it seems to work fine.

    • Zack Stottlemyer

      thank you :)

  • JocoJef

    Are the new radios included? I was on the 8.27 version just prior to the new release.

    • http://twitter.com/Chondog Chris Choncek

      No. You have to flash radios separately.

  • rich

    Those statements are false, Pete doesn’t help anyone or answer anything… His roms have slacked since he tried to do more than one rom at a time I.E other phones… Half his roms, are always missing something from the previous one… NO matter what you think, or say, once you put his rom on your phone, you CAN’t go back to stock… Even if you flash an original file that says it is stock, isn’t you can’t get the updates… meaning something is blocking them, hence if thats the case then it isn’t truely stock then is it… And he took the recording app from the OG, recompiled it and then tried to make money off of it on the store… thats STEALING…

    • Steve Benson

      You sir, are an idiot.

    • Chuck Finley

      Wow, tell ‘em how you really feel…

    • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

      I’m fairly certain that the stock Nexus images on Google’s own site completely blanks your phone’s ROM, Kernel, CDMA and LTE Radios, Bootloader, Recovery, and restores them to stock as well as re-partitions everything back to normal. In that case, your post holds no merit. Please do not spread false information. It’s a complete disservice to the community.

    • AnotherAndroidKid

      Maybe YOU can’t go back to stock from there, but i’ve actually done it.

    • moelsen8

      you shouldn’t be tinkering at all dude.

    • http://twitter.com/ryan_cota Ryan Cota

      Having actually taken my phone back to stock from BB before to receive an OTA, you sir, are flat wrong and need to try harder.

  • MattyB65

    I’m curious what would be the differences between this and JellyBelly 9.0 (which is what I’m on). Anyone have experience with both of these? Thanks!

    • Chuck Finley

      I’ve used JellyBelly then moved on to BB and have stayed ever since.
      The main difference I noticed was that Pete didn’t have updates on top of updates. For me, with my GNex, it always seemed like an update on JellyBelly fixed something and broke something (especially the Wi-Fi bootloop scenario, even after clean flashing).
      One day I decided to try Bugless Beast (in part because of the name and praise and because the thread for Bugless Beast was almost non-existent, folks spent more time talking about the mods than the actual build itself because it was so stable), after that I haven’t looked back. I don’t begrudge people that use JellyBelly (especially crackflashers, lol), I just prefer the relative stability of BB.
      For me, BB just works, doesn’t give you hardly any extras, mainly because it’s like you don’t need them. But there are plenty if you want to get some, especially from WillyJay.

      • Steve Benson

        This was exactly my experience with JellyBelly. One fix always broke something else. Jake Day is one hell of a dedicated dev but I just could deal with a rom that wasn’t 100% functional all the time. BB is that rom.

    • Steve Benson

      BB is 1000 times more stable and smooth.

    • MattyB65

      Interesting. I think I do fall into more of the crackflasher column though. I think the next time I root a friends phone, I will load BB on it. But I think I’m gonna stick with JellyBelly because I love new updates. I haven’t had any experience with anything breaking lately and love the small extras JakeDay includes. The group messenging app and full emoji support both stick out as being nice. Plus I love to get the latest release moments after it’s released (or even before hehe). I feel 4.1.2 was extremely fast – but how is Pete with other updates?

      • Jwhap

        Well we are talking 4.1.2 which was available last night…..it was released yesterday

        • MattyB65

          yeah that’s why I said he was extremely fast with 4.1.2…but how is he with other updates? Say when binaries get updated?

          sorry if I wasn’t that clear

  • ROM Seeker

    Are there any goodies that BB provides or is it pretty much a stock build? Can someone provide details about why this ROM is great? Thanks all!

    • http://twitter.com/Chondog Chris Choncek

      The most stable (and stock) build of JB out there. No goodies unless you consider never having problems/issues as a goody (which I do).

    • JocoJef

      Stability and stock use. I have not had a single force close or problem on BB. I can not say the same for others. I made the switch and I won’t use any other rom.

  • http://twitter.com/MikesOnline Mike James
  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    For anyone having issues with the install, it is probably due to a certain version of CWM. CWM is no longer the king of recoveries and can cause issues. I would highly recommend using TWRP.

    Just grab GooManager from the play store, open it, click on the 3 dots in the upper right, and choose “Install OpenRecoveryScript”. That will automatically install the latest version of TWRP for you.

    • theentropic

      What’s the difference between TWRP and CWM that makes it that much better?

      • Greyhame

        Quicker backups. Touch enabled for free. Flash multiple zips with ease. Open source.

        • k_nivesout

          CWM has all those aside from zip queuing..

          • Greyhame

            Free touch version? Quick Backups?

          • will bartlett

            yep. you just have to flash it from your computer for free. i love the small size of backups in CWM now.

          • k_nivesout

            Yes, yes.

          • NorCalGuy

            It does just do it before you boot into recovery go to the menu button and check advanced mode and after you select your zip you can add another one or proceed with booting into recovery

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        The biggest difference is batch zip installs. Plus the UI is WAY nicer in TWRP.

    • RW-1

      @Adam, is 2.2.2.0 still the latest?

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        Nope, it’s up to 2.3. Use GooManager and it will install the latest for you.

        • PhoenixPath

          Thanks for the heads-up on 2.3…didn’t know that was out.

          Quick check and update…and all the issues with path errors: Fixed.

          Thanks again!

        • RW-1

          Will do thanks!!

    • Buy This

      I use the latest CWM, I think I flashed through ROM manager when I first unlocked and rooted. Works well for me, though I haven’t rocked anything besides Eclipse. FWIW

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2033909 George Messiha

      Didn’t work with CWM or TWRP.. Installs but hangs on the Nexus “X” on load..

      After failed attempts..
      I am on Jelly Bean 4.1.1.. Not sure what I am doing wrong..

      • Royal2000H

        You may have a corrupted download. Make sure to compare the hash .. or just redownload.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2033909 George Messiha

          Even though I was on bugless beast I had to wipe data for this one to work..

  • http://www.facebook.com/Richard.A.McKenzie.III Richard Albert McKenzie III

    I’m running the 09/27/2012, should I wipe data or just caches?

    • Gus

      Just dalvik.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Richard.A.McKenzie.III Richard Albert McKenzie III

        Figured that would be the case, thank you.

    • Andromedo

      If coming from an earlier BB, you can just wipe /cache and Dalvik.

    • snowbose

      wipe cache and dalvik cache

  • Joshua T.

    Tried to download it last night, didn’t work. Tried to reboot my phone. Hasn’t gone past the Google splash page for 9 hours now. I want to cry.

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      Did you install it via CWM, there are issues with certain versions of that.

      I would suggest not using CWM anymore. Use TWRP.

      Just grab GooManager from the play store, open it, click on the 3 dots in the upper right, and choose “Install OpenRecoveryScript”. That will automatically install the latest version of TWRP for you.

      • Joshua T.

        Yeah, I used CWM. I’d love to try your method, but my phone is unusable right now.

        • Greyhame

          If you can get to the boot selection screen theentropic spoke of, adb file push is your friend.

        • ddevito

          do what @theentropic suggested, worked for me

        • EDNYLaw

          1. Go to a computer, Google TWRP’s website, find the recovery.img for TWRP 2.2.0 (I think that’s the latest for GNex, not sure off hand though)

          2. Make sure you have adb installed on your computer

          3. Hold down Vol Up+Vol Down+Power, choose bootloader from menu, hit power button to select

          4. In terminal on computer (for windows go to start and type command) type fastboot flash recovery /path to recovery/recovery name.img

          5. adb reboot recovery, there’s your new TWRP recovery, flash whatever you’d like

    • theentropic

      If you’re using CWM, do a battery pull and cold boot into recovery (Vol Up, Vol Down, Power). From that screen press the Vol Up key until you see “Recovery” then press power. Flash the update that way, and it should work fine. At least it did for me anyway.

      • ddevito

        ^THIS!

        Thanks again!

      • Joshua T.

        Thank you! Worked perfectly.

        • theentropic

          No problem (including you @ddevito:disqus). I know exactly how you felt when it happened to me (although I didn’t wait 9 hours). The relief I felt when my phone booted up again was awesome though – I figured I had to share.

      • robs67

        Is this the screen with the big Start arrow and Andy? Mine just says “Downloading” and I don’t see any option for “Recovery”

        • theentropic

          You get that screen if you only hold volume down. Hold both volume down AND volume up, as well as power. You should be able to cycle through the options after that.

          • robs67

            Thank you for your help. Worked awesome!

        • robs67

          Never mind. I see now I was holding the Power Down button rather than holding te button in for both up and down.

      • Andilicious217

        +1000 Thank you!

    • http://troyharlan.com/ Troy Harlan

      Had the same thing happen to me this morning when installing from CWM; BB 10/10 install encountered an issue I was told to report to CWM. Downloading GooManager as I type. I panicked enough to restore back to my 9/28 backup since it was only after that date that I had installed alternative kernels (leankernel) to the one in Pete’s BB. All is well now.

  • TheBoat

    Do we need to wipe? I assume not?

    What does 4.1.2 include for phones?

    • theentropic

      I dirty flashed (wiped Dalvik), and haven’t seen any issues.

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      just wipe cache and dalvik cache. This is true anytime you’re just upgrading BB.

  • r0lct

    Hopefully doesn’t require a wipe as once I’m forced to do that I’m going AOKP.

  • http://twitter.com/Chondog Chris Choncek

    I’ve been running the Sept 7th build with no problems/issues. Is there a reason to install this latest build?

    • theentropic

      Doesn’t hurt to get a nice bump to 4.1.2, and be able to expand/contract notifications with one finger. I installed it this morning, and it runs flawlessly. I didn’t even bother wiping data.. just dalvik.

    • netPIMP

      Yes.

    • Chuck Finley

      It’s one of those things that pretty much up to the flasher. 9-7 worked great for me, as well as 9-27, so I was pretty much on board with the 10-10 version, plus it really doesn’t hurt to get the bump up to 4.1.2, I mean, that why we all have a rooted Nexus, right, lol.

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Got it this morning, runs perfect. BB is truly the king of all ROMs. I highly recommend everyone donate to Peter if you use and like BB. You can donate here: http://www.peteralfonso.com/p/bugless-beast.html

    • jnt

      I’m curious what it provides that rooted stock doesn’t? Is it simply deodexing and a few other tweaks?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508356379 Adam Ropic

        BB includes google wallet and chrome as the stock browser, and it’s been said that the Gnex will not be getting more OTA updates, so if you want to keep the phone up-to-date rooting with BB would be a good choice

        • Greyhame

          Seriously? That’s been said?? God damn you verizon.

        • Steve Benson

          That has not been said, except by rumor spreading conspiracy theorist like you. This phone will be good on updates until at least Fall 2013, if not beyond.

          • Greyhame

            Whew, good to hear. I ROM, but for my friends it’s still important. And I’d hate to see the Nexus name tarnished like that.

        • Matthew Harmon

          Has anyone verified that Wallet works?

          • will bartlett

            wallet has always worked for me.

          • Matthew Harmon

            @Fozzybare:disqus Are you on VZW? It did work until Verizon stopped supporting the app, now cannot down load from the Play store. When I side-load, keeps failing on adding cards. I’d be willing to jump from Kang if Wallet worked again.

          • will bartlett

            im on vzw and wallet has worked on every rom i have ever used

          • Royal2000H

            BB has the most up-to-date wallet, so yes it works without a problem on Verizon. But on that note, you can find the apk anywhere and install it on any ROM you’re on.

      • Southrncomfortjm

        I second this. Also, what does deodexing do anyway?

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        The tweak to the power button is my favorite. allows me to upgrade without a computer because i can easily reboot into recovery from a power button menu item

        I was expecting landscape on the home screen on 412 BB and it is not there that i am seeing.

        • JoshGroff

          You can also turn the phone off and hold volume up+down and power to get into the bootloader and access recovery from there. But I admit the shortcut from the power menu is more convenient.

          • AnotherAndroidKid

            And i of course forgot the free tether on an unlimited plan.

            i’m not one to abuse it or even use it once a month. but when i need it, i like having it.

          • Daniel Zhao

            Does tether actually work on unlimited and you won’t get caught? I’ve been wanting to use it but don’t want to risk losing my plan.

          • drparty

            Very nice for road trips. Otherwise I try not to use it too much, I too don’t want to lose my unlimited, and considering I routinely gobble 6+ gb/mo on the phone itself I imagine they look over my usage patterns from time to time to try and bust me.

        • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

          You can boot into recovery by holding the power button and the volume buttons at the same time. No need for a computer. But yeah, that reboot menu is great.

          EDIT: Dangit, Josh beat me to it.

        • Royal2000H

          4.1.2 added landscape to Home in Nexus 7… not to Home in general

      • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d BlackTaxi2d

        well, ask yourself: “do i want the latest version of android as if google released it direct to the vzw g-nex?”

        if the answer is yes, then flash pete’s rom

        • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

          VERY true. BB is the way Android is meant to be on the Verizon Gnex. Even Verizon’s firmware for the Gnex is a bastardized version with disabled features and extra crap added.

    • Greyhame

      I would amend your statement to read, “king of all completely stock ROMs (with free tether built in) that lives up to its name.”

      Notification toggles, kernel tweaks, lockscreen tweaks, nav button and status bar tweaks, nav ring app adds, etc. are not found inside. Most (all? nav ring app adds?) of those can be fixed with an app though.

      That being said, Pete is the man.

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        Nope, I’m sticking with my original statement. ;) All those customizations are useless to me.

        • JoshGroff

          Notification bar wallpaper is useless, but a pretty cool tweak.

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            The notification settings toggles are useless to me too. I never change settings.

          • JoshGroff

            I like quick toggling WiFi sometimes, and having a flashlight toggle is convenient. Besides that, I don’t use them either.

          • will bartlett

            my flashlight toggle never works anymore :(

          • JoshGroff

            Mine works, but sometimes you have to toggle it a few times.

          • C-Law

            I highly recommend yall download Power Toggles if u have BB. You can pin it to the top of ur notification bar so it’s just like the toggles on aokp only the flashlight toggle works every time!

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            I have a flashlight widget. Why do you turn of wifi? It causes negligible drain on the battery. I like to have my phone automatically connect to all the access points I have saved without me having to remember to turn on wifi.

          • JoshGroff

            Placebo effect, idk.

          • drparty

            Well I like it because I share wifi with several other people and sometimes the signal depending on the room your in is a bit shaky. I’ve turned on the ‘disconnect from weak connections’ setting but it still has issues. So for me its pretty nice to flip wifi off from time to time without jumping all the way to settings.
            I also like bluetooth and flashlight toggles. But I just use one of the market toggle apps, like toggle nav or something. It works almost as well.

          • no

            “to me” news flash it aint all about you !

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            I’m sorry, I thought this was a discussion. I can’t state my opinions?

        • Greyhame

          Whatever works for you! Gotta at least appreciate the options though.

      • PhillipCun

        I have to agree with Adam. BB is still king of ALL roms because his rom is buttery smooth and extremely stable. I love all the customization other roms bring but they aren’t anywhere as stable as BB.

        • Greyhame

          Not my experience… I see no bugs or lag with others. But Pete’s ROMs are awesome.

        • TheDrunkenClam

          Does it still not have the stock browser?

          • John

            Nope. have to side flash it, which isn’t hard to find. Let me to know if you need the zip to flash (Toro)

          • drparty

            I don’t know about him but I’d like a stock browser zip…

          • John

            Sure np Here ya go:
            https://www.box.com/s/5v90v4il9cub2dvwuatb

            MD5: 898712362470423780e974a5d065a537

          • drparty

            thanks!

          • C-Law

            I’ve got the stock apk too but I’m starting to prefer dolphin over it. I’m not a fan of chrome

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            Correct, this is the ONE thing I don’t like about BB. Peter removed the stock browser and replaced it with Chrome.

        • solidspidey

          Why does everyone say BB is “extremely stable”. I run AOKP and I dont get any reboots or SoDs. If I did, it would be %100 kernel related.

          • C-Law

            I was just running aokp build 4 all last week and came back to BB. It’s not that I had reboots or sods, well I did have one reboot, but the difference is the speed and fluidity on opening apps, app response, gps, and stuff like that. My gps locks very slow on aokp build 4 compared to BB. BB makes my phone feel like it has a much faster processor when compared to the speed at which things happen on other roms in all aspects

          • PhillipCun

            The overall feel of BB is that its very very buttery smooth, not ONE lag. Everything responds quickly. Overall experience on BB is perfect, something I never seen in any other rom ever!

            In roms there are always some lag once in awhile…. it might not be often but its still noticeable Unfortunately I need all the customization features, but sometimes I get frustrated and revert back to BB. Right now i’m on CNA, very good rom but I miss BB a lot :

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            Because it is. Just because AOKP is stable doesn’t mean BB isn’t.

      • http://geniousatplay.blogspot.com/ Bikram Agarwal

        Which play store app adds Nav Rings, like AOKP? I want, I want.

      • fixxmyhead

        i dont get it if all those tweaks are not in the rom why dont people just stay on the stock rom?

        • C-Law

          Bc we get updates faster than Verizon and there are many many many under the hood updates and tweaks that just aren’t visual. I was under the impression there are kernel tweaks too

          • fixxmyhead

            oh yea i forgot my wife has the real one with timely updates. but the stock rom is fast enough no need for kernel tweaks. i havent seen it stutter or anything so if it aint broke dont mess with it

        • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

          Because Verizon actually disables some features and adds their crap. I want stock ROM with some slight tweaks which is what BB is.

          • fixxmyhead

            should of gone gsm for a real experience

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            BB is the “real experience”. It’s built direct from source and contains on the official Verizon 4.1.2 binaries. All that plus I get a great signal EVERYWHERE, and crazy fast 4G. Verizon’s businesses practices suck, but their network is in league of its own.

          • fixxmyhead

            yea but u have to do some armwork for that “real experiece” with gsm stock u dont have to do any armwork. im glad i got my wife a GSM one for a true real experience since she doesnt care about this phone stuff.automatic updates and she doesnt have to do anything. also verizons network is over rated. i swear u guys live and die by that like its the greatest thing since sliced bread.

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            Verizon’s Gnex is only 2 months behind on updates, that’s not bad at all. That’s perfectly acceptable for your average person. Also, Verizon’s network is not overrated. For someone who lives in a populated area, it doesn’t really matter, but for someone in the boonies or for someone who travels a lot, it does matter.

    • Jeff Suina

      I wholeheartedly agree with this statement.

    • Greyhame

      Donation sent. Thx for the link!

  • David Hussey

    Having gone AOKP, there are some WAY better kernels out there than stock.

    • http://twitter.com/MJLavorgna Mike Lavorgna

      like which ones? are you on JB build 4?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

        Franco Kernel works really well for me.

      • David Hussey

        Still on build 3, haven’t had a chance to flash build 4, but the Faux kernel has been good to me. I seem to get MUCH better battery life than the Sept 7th BB did, even after flashing FF02/FG02 radios to that BB build.

      • Booyah

        Franco’s kernel on JB Build 4 is money. GREAT battery life.

        • C-Law

          I have occasionally tried Franco kernel ever since I got my gnex 10 months ago. About every three or four months ill try the latest kernel build and I ALWAYS end up with a random reboot at some point. My phone hates Franco kernel. No issues ever using Faux or Lean kernel

  • http://profiles.google.com/karbonkopy9 Timothy Reider

    SWEET! Downloading now. BB is the best!

  • BGRUGGER

    Done and Done!

  • JohnPA2006

    Sweet Bugless Beast is the cats meow.

  • ddevito

    DON’T INSTALL IF YOU’RE USING CWM 6.0.10 – it bricked my GNex. Pete Alfonso tweeted that anyone with issues needs to use an older CWM – not sure which version he’s referring to. Anyone know?!

    I restored my nandroid bkup but can’t automatically switch to a legacy CWM.

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      Start using TWRP instead. You can install it via goo manager.

      • ddevito

        I’ll give it a shot – thanks

      • moelsen8

        I’m as curious as everyone else in this thread–can you catch us up on why it’s so better, why we shouldn’t use CWM anymore, etc?

        • http://twitter.com/Chondog Chris Choncek

          The original post should be your reason. All in all, CWM is more unstable. At least it has been for me. I’ve been on TWRP and never had a problem. The UI is cleaner to me as well. Just my $.02

          • moelsen8

            wow, had to flash to cm10 m2 today anyway, so i used twrp and all i can say is damn.. it’s a pretty nice, fully-featured recovery. i like that they give the time and battery % on the main page.. simple things…

    • theentropic

      I had this problem as well, but I did a battery pull, cold booted into recovery (held Vol Down, Vol Up and Power), and then flashed the ROM. The flash then worked, and I haven’t had any problems.

      • ddevito

        YOU’RE THE MAN! thanks bud, much appreciated. Cheers!

    • ChuckDz3

      Technically your phone wasn’t bricked if you restored a nandroid… people need to understand the term brick better and don’t try to scare people.

      I am sorry you had trouble though. I think he mentioned its the newest version of CWM that was the culprit.

      • http://twitter.com/MikesOnline Mike James

        I heard the terms soft bricked and hard bricked used. Soft bricked meaning the ROM will not load or is unusable, but you can still use recovery. Hard bricked meaning nothing will work. However, I do agree with your post…

      • ddevito

        Thx for the correction, but just wanted to give some folks a heads up – for those not diligent in taking backups you’d be screwed.

        It’s all good – working now, works great and smooth as always. Cheers

        • ChuckDz3

          I’m glad you got it working and everything is fine. Trust me I’ve been there too. Its always a learning experience when something goes wrong. But that’s the beauty of Android there’s always someone out there to help!!

          • ddevito

            1000% right

        • JoshGroff

          They would only have to flash stock back from fastboot, I wouldn’t call that screwed.

    • Jeff Suina

      For whatever reason I was able to update BB if I was running a previous version of BB, but not from CM10 (nightly or M).

    • Jason K

      I think I might be having the same issue. How did you fix it?