Originally Posted by scuzzo
ok so i got one of these Galaxy Nexus its the Verzion 16 GB.. i got it for just fooling around with rooting / roming and stuff... i wanted to use it most for just a control device for my google tv and roku box and Plex/xbmc media center stuff.. so im wondering about bad is the battery life i have heard some really awful reports... i will not be using any thing but wifi.. no 3g 4g.. no phone activation... and im wondering about which route to take as far as unlocking and rooting the device... i have done a TF101.. 2 version of the BN hd tablets.. a few different droids so im not that green on the stuff... but this is my first Samsung device... so. im wondering how to proceeded.. is it best to stay with Jellybean or has Kitkat gone far enough along for stability.... or just stay with ICS? ha too many questions.... just new to the whole Gnex scen...... i just hope this version of is open and unlockable...
guess im pretty freaking green on this stuff...
well any help would be much appreciated
I think Verizon only has a 32 GB Galaxy Nexus. All Verizon Galaxy Nexus are known as "toro".
GSM Galaxy Nexus have 16 GB of space. GSM Galaxy Nexus are known as "tuna".
ICS is pretty dated. 4.1 or 4.3 would be your best bet for stability. KitKat is still pretty new in the scene but people have said that its quite stable by now.
To root, you first need to:
1. Install Fastboot/ADB drivers for your phone. http://download.clockworkmod.com/tes...iverSetup6.msi
2. Set up Fastboot/ADB
3. Unlock your bootloader.
4. Flash a custom recovery (CWM/TWRP)
5. Flash SuperSU install zip to root.
To install a ROM, you need to do the above steps but flash your ROM+GApps instead of SuperSU.