Our buddy, Peter Alfonso, released new builds of Bugless Beast for the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, along with a handful of other devices. This new build is based off of the latest source and proprietaries, so basically, you will be running the newest version of Android available. As always, you can expect a stable ROM from Pete, plus a slight tweak here or there to enhance performance. He has never been into gimmicky hacks and overdone mods – it’s always kept classy.
Just under a month ago, the AOKP team released their first stable build of Jelly Bean. As expected, it was a hit. But one of the draws to AOKP over the last year, has been the massive list of extra features that were initially missing from build 1. Well, they aren’t missing any longer as build 2 was released last night and includes one of the larger feature-packed changelogs we have seen in some time.
Some of the highlights would be better LED controls, a “Kill all” button in recent tasks, a weather panel in the statusbar, and call answering by using the Home button. The list is massive, so jump below to check it all out.
As most of our Galaxy Nexus LTE owners know, a test Jelly Bean build was found last night and released this morning for you all to enjoy. If you didn’t feel like factory imaging back to stock Android 4.0.4 (IMM76K), so that you could then update to IMM76Q and then eventually onto JRO03O (Android 4.1), you were much more patient than I. That patience has paid off, as a .zip that should take you onto JRO03O from any ROM has been released by @P3Droid.
When Jelly Bean was first outed this morning for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, most people immediately asked, “Are there new radios?” Indeed there are. And they are already available as a flashable .zip file that should work over the top of just about any other radio. So far, everyone that I have seen has had success in flashing this file. The new radios are FF02/FG02.
The Jelly Bean (JRO03O) update that popped up on a Verizon Galaxy Nexus last night is now available for download. If you want to flash it though, there are a couple of things you should know. First, you need to make sure your stock G-Nex is running IMM76Q. Second, this is a test build and apparently not the official build that users will see. So if neither of those things bother you, then you should jump all over this.
MIUI, one of our all-time favorite ROMs, was updated this weekend to Jelly Bean and then released for a couple of our favorite devices of all time. The Galaxy Nexus (both LTE and GSM) and Nexus 7 each received a build that apparently has little to no issues or bugs. The changelog itself is massive, however, it doesn’t dive into many new features per se. The upgrade from ICS to JB appears to be more of a bug fixer than anything.
It’s an appreciated change of pace when a team of developers can simply state their goal. Over on the BAMF site, the developers intro the Paradigm ROM with, “When we set out to build this ROM, we wanted to keep the feel as stock as possible while adding as much functionality as possible. The primary concern was always stability and user experience.” That’s what a flasher likes to hear. From my short time with the ROM on my own Galaxy Nexus, I have found it to be a fantastic example of pure AOSP with the perfect mix of customizable options and system optimizations.