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Restore Galaxy Nexus To Stock [How To]

Galaxy Nexus Revert To StockThe Galaxy Nexus has been rooted, it received ClockworkMod recovery 5, received one or two custom ROMs, and finally got a fix a for the annoying Volume bug it came with. While a lot of folks have yet to to get their hands on the device, a few already are enjoying every minute spent on this device. However, there are always some people who try out all the mods on their latest devices, and once done, they just simply want to revert back to stock, because life is simple and beautiful that way. Of course other reasons could include, warranty affairs or more. So if you want to revert your shiny new Galaxy Nexus back to complete stock, like it came from the factory, XDA-Developers forum member Evostance has put together a very useful guide on getting your Galaxy Nexus back to stock in almost no time.

So what does it involve? You will be basically restoring to a stock Unrooted ROM, flashing the stock boot.img file, and flashing the stock recovery.img file. So let’s get you started.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download the Fastboot Package, Stock Backup and Stock Recovery.
  2. Extract the Stock Backup and copy it to clockworkmod > backup folder on your phone’s SD card.
  3. That done, boot into recovery mode and make a Nandroid backup.
  4. Now, select backup & restore > restore, and select the folder you copied to the phone.
  5. The phone will now restore itself to that backup.
  6. Once done, simply reboot your phone to see if the device is functioning normally.
  7. Now boot the device into bootloader mode.
  8. Extract the Fastboot package, and copy the Recovery.img in the extracted Fastboot package.
  9. Open command prompt, navigate to the location of the Fastboot package and enter the following command:
    fastboot-windows flash recovery recovery.img
  10. Reboot phone into bootloader mode and select Recovery. If you see a red triangle, you have flashed the stock recovery.
  11. Restart the phone into bootloader mode, and open command prompt, navigating to the location of the Fastboot package.
  12. Enter the following command to re-lock the bootloader:
fastboot-window oem lock

All done! Simply reboot your device now and you will be back to a total stock condition. For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.


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