AOSP Verizon Galaxy Nexus

We've seen the source code for Android 4.1.1 (affectionately known as Jelly Bean) drop from Google, and plenty of us were excited to see the Verizon Galaxy Nexus binaries were back online and available. Whether you're a Verizon subscriber or not, as an Android fan it's OK to get warm and fuzzy inside seeing more devices opened up for users. Nice work to all involved for getting the licensing worked out once again.

But seeing it there is only the first step. For many of us, half the fun of having a phone like the LTE GNex is building code and hacking the living crap out of it. If this sounds like you, there's a special treat waiting in the Verizon Galaxy Nexus forums -- the best damn AOSP building tutorial you'll ever see. I've written a few how-tos in my time, so I can say, with no remorse, that you won't find a more thorough, easier to understand, well-thought tutorial anywhere. Dmmarck is not just an AC forums moderator, he's a total nerd, and not afraid to let it shine. He walks you through setting up your machine, from the ground up, and in the end you'll have the satisfaction of flashing a build of Jelly Bean that you made yourself. It's the pinnacle for any Android geek with a Verizon Galaxy Nexus. The icing on this cake? Dylan is there, in the forums, all day every day, to answer your questions and walk you through when you get stuck. When doing this sort of thing for the first time, that's the key.

If you've got the hankering to do some Android building for your LTE GNex, and looking for a great place to start, you've found it. Hit the link, and be sure to give dmmarck a big thanks for his hard work!

[GUIDE][Ubuntu] Compiling Android from Source

There are 10 comments

UPEngineer says:

The link is screwed up.

dmmarck says:

Which one? The topic link works for me?

UPEngineer says:

The http link was [GUIDE][Ubuntu] Compiling Android from Source instead of the link itself. Looks like he fixed it though. Nice guide BTW.

Dylan is the MAN.. been holding the hands of scared noobs including myself take the root leap.. he personally spent over an hour with me on the phone..

I've been around a few boards.. but none like this.. proud to be part of this community..

I owe U big time man.. did another backup.. ready to flash.. another JB..

Let me know if you ever need ANYTHING... thanks bro...

Murph5150 says:

+1 for Dylan. He helped me out too, big time. It are people like him that make this community better than the rest.

Masheen says:

Developers are having a tough time with the code. I'm patiently waiting for Lou to release Redemption JellyBean built from source. His dirty JB port was awesome too.

Do you need Linux to do this?


Either Linux or OSX.

Or, you could build it on a Windows box running Virtual Box which is what I do.

Xanth269 says:

Dylan has helped me out soo many times I can no longer count. He is one of the premier members of this site! without his help along with others in the VZ GNx forum I would be still stock on a lame ICS rom. Keep up the good work, while I pass on coding I keep an eye on what your suggestions are and always take your advice. Thanks for being there for all of us!


designwebs says:

Will we ever see it for the HTC Thunderbolt?