Top Mods for the Galaxy Nexus


If you’re running a GSM Galaxy Nexus you’re likely a power user. You probably love the device, but miss all the tweaks and mods that you had applied on your previous phone.

Luckily, custom ROMs, tweaks, and mods are starting to roll out! Not long ago we told you how to get Google Wallet working on your Galaxy Nexus, which is very cool, but if you’d like to learn how to get some of the old UI components back (like the menu and search buttons) there’s a way you can do that, too! Want to get your battery percentage in the battery icon in the status bar? Yup, you can do that, too!

First you’re going to need to OEM unlock and root your Galaxy Nexus (which will wipe everything clean), and we’d suggest flashing CWM Recovery (we’ve had the best luck doing this through the ROM Manager app). For these tweaks you’ll next need a DEODEXED ROM (the stock, ODEXED ROM won’t work).

Paulobrien seems to have put together one of the more popular Custom ROMs, and it’s reportedly working great with these tweaks. You can grab a copy of his ROM from Once you’ve flashed that you’ll have a solid foundation to build upon, so adding additional mods is cake!

Stock 1% Icon

Stock 1% Icon with UI Patches from Paulobrien, search and menu

Circle 1% Icon

Circle 1% Icon with UI Patches from Paulobrien, search and menu

Let the customization begin!

Source: XDA

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.