Galaxy Nexus gets Jelly Bean Transformation Pack

Galaxy Nexus gets Jelly Bean Transformation Pack
Just in case you can't wait the week or two that's left until the real Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update gets pushed out to existing Nexus devices, the XDA developer crew has just the thing for you. If you've got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you can now download a Jelly Bean Transformation Pack, which adds a number of the cool new features of 4.2 to your existing ROM.

The Transformation Pack comes in the form of a flashable ZIP, and will add: 

  • Camera with PhotoSphere
  • Gallery
  • Stopwatch/Clock
  • Nexus 4 Sounds
  • App Install (Phonesky.apk)
  • Launcher With Wallpapers
  • Gmail
  • Google Ears
  • Nexus 4 Lockscreen
  • Android 4.2 Google Now and Play Store

That's a pretty solid set of features, of course not all are exactly new. Google Ears does exist in Android 4.1, it just isn't a standalone app. In Android 4.1, it's just a widget. Still, it would be cool to get the new sideload malware scanner that's part of Google Play, and the pinch to zoom in Gmail. Of course, given that the Nexus 4 is launching in less than a week, we'd assume the Android 4.2 update will come to Nexus devices soon enough, so this option is really only for the obsessive fiddlers. 

As always, flash the ZIP only if you have a rooted Galaxy Nexus and are comfortable with ClockworkMod Recovery, and the possibility that you could bork your phone if you do something wrong. 

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GALAXY Nexus
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. zackh121556

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

First! .....SEXY ANDROIDS!

6. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Mommy must be so prowd of you! Oh dear...

10. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Thtas why the Nexi devices are gold stamdard!

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I already have that with my ROM. I have BEEN enjoing photophere for a second now. lol

2. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

Eh.. I'll wait

11. Aeires unregistered

Me too, 4.1.2 works great, no need to jump the gun at this point in time.

3. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Brint it to galaxy s2

8. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

make from SGS2 a Nexus and I take my money!!! its all I need = SGS2 Nexus all the custom roms are buggy....a lot of crashes

4. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Sry its bring

5. Nematc

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

what is the state of "bork" the phone ?

7. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

I believe they meant break or brick, either way means you could mess up your phone in a way that cannot be used anymore. For example i bought my phone from a guy who had given up fixing on what he thought was a bricked phone. What the guy didn't knew was that the solution was out for like a month then, so i bought my Htc Desire for 70 euros when at that time you could get a used one in about 200 euros.

9. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

You guys don't want to bork your phone

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