Samsung-Galaxy-Nexus

One of the devices that was lucky enough to get the first M-series build from CyanogenMod is the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. This ROM is supposed to be daily ready, and it will be updated only once a month. This is the first stable release of CM 10.1 for now.

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The CyanogenMod Team was recently developing CM 10.1 nightly for Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515, and now it has launched their first stable version for Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515, CM 10.1 M-Series. Luckily, Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 is one of the devices that can get the stable build.

CM 10.1 M-series for Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. For the installation we will use cm-10.1-20130121-EXPERIMENTAL-toro-M1.zip which is a zip file and CWM Recovery.

Installation requirements:

  • Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515
  • CWM Recovery and root
  • Full Nandroid backup
  • USB drivers for Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 installed

Important!! Installing CM 10.1 M Series (cm-10.1-20130121-EXPERIMENTAL-toro-M1.zip) on Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 means you are installing a Custom ROM on your device. Here is a list with the risks involving the installation of custom ROMs on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515. 

Downloads:

How to install CM 10.1 M Series on Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515:

  1. Connect Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 to the computer and move Cm-10.1-20130121-EXPERIMENTAL-toro-M1.zip on the Sd card (don’t extract)
  2. Disconnect and turn off the device
  3. Boot the Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 in Recovery Mode (Press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons)
  4. Select Wipe data/factory reset and then Format/system
  5. Select Install zip from sd card and choose Cm-10.1-20130121-EXPERIMENTAL-toro-M1.zip from the sd card, then press Install
  6. Wait for the installation on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 to finish and then repeat the process for Google Apps
  7. Select Wipe Cache partition and Wipe dalvik cache
  8. Reboot

Congratulations! Now you should have CM 10.1 M Series installed on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515.

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  • John

    Nice instructions. You seem to have missed the part where I’m supposed to put the Google Apps on the phone BEFORE I begin the process. Now I seem to be stuck on the CM boot screen, though I’ll give it another ten minutes, as I figure the first boot takes a while.

What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
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Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool