It’s a good news to Galaxy Nexus users that Firefox OS ROM is available and you can easily install it on you device. For your information, Samsung Galaxy Nexus has 4.65” HD Super AMOLED 720p display, powered by dual-core TI OMAP 4460 which clocks at 1.2GHz with 1 GB of RAM.
If you are one of them who like to experiment with different OS on Galaxy Nexus then this post is for you. Remember Firefox OS is not ready & fully functional so you don’t expect all the features will work on your device. To install Firefox OS on Samsung Galaxy Nexus you need bootloader unlocked, device must be rooted, custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed and few files like data.zip file & System.zip file
Quick Recap Of Requirements:
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus must be rooted
- Bootloader unlocked
- Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- Data.zip file
- System.zip file
As soon as you fulfill all the requirements you are ready to install Firefox OS On Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Follow the step-by-step guide to install Firefox OS On Samsung Galaxy Nexus:
Step-by-Step Guide To Install Firefox OS On Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Step1: First connect your device to PC (desktop/laptop) via USB and make sure that USB debugging enabled on your device.
Step2: Now to be on safe side create a Nandroid backup from recovery its because if something goes wrong then you can easily backup all your data.
Step3: After creating backup, now download the Data.zip & System.zip file and place these files on the SD card of the phone.
Step4: Now switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
Step5: Assuming you are in the Recovery mode and now you have to wipe the full data on your device. To do this, you have to click on “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option. As soon as you click on “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option a new screen pop-up where you have to click on “Yes” option.
Step6: After wiping out all the data on your device you have to wipe the cache & the dalvik cache also.
Step7: Now go to “install zip from SD card” (see step3) option and click on “select zip from SD card”. After selecting the option “select zip from SD card” you have to choose the Data.zip file.
Step8: After performing all the correctly in step 7 you have to clear the cache and & dalvik cache again.
Step9: Now, go to “Install zip from SD card” option and click on “Select zip from SD card”. After selecting the option “Select zip from SD card”, you have to choose the System.zip file
Step10: As soon as you select the System.zip file (in step9), the process is complete.
Step11: Assuming you have performed all the steps correctly, now simply reboot your device and it will boot into Firefox OS.
Follow this guide at your own risk. In case, if your device gets damaged or bricked in the process, then GadgetGuide4U will not be responsible for it.
[Via] XDA Developers