One of the finest Android devices ever made, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, has just gotten itself a Marshmallow ROM, thanks to developer Ziyan over at xda.
The Galaxy Nexus is a 2012 device, so it was only natural for Google to drop the official software upgrade support for the device, but thanks to the popularity of gNex, we now have the freshest release of Android booting on it.
However, the Galaxy Nexus Marshmallow ROM is in experimental stage at this time. So we wouldn’t recommend you to install it on you gNex if you (still) use it as your daily driver.
The developer has reported only the following as known bugs on the ROM so far, but there could be more:
- video recording crashes
- nfc not working
Interestingly, none of the major functionality like Camera, Network, Mobile data, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. are listed as bugs, which pretty impressive for an initial/experimental release.
If you’re planning on installing this Marshmallow ROM on your Galaxy Nexus, you can download the ROM file from the link below. And simply flash it using a custom recovery on your gNex with a Factory reset + Wipe cache & Dalvik cache.
Since this Galaxy Nexus Marshmallow ROM is AOSP based, it doesn’t come with Google services like Play Store pre-installed. You will need to install Google services separately by flashing a Marshmallow compatible Gapps package. Grab one from our Marshmallow Gapps post below:
via The Android Soul