Install ThinkingBridge ROM on Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus S and GSM Galaxy Nexus

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Earlier we prompted our users to Join The Beta Phase of ThinkingBridge ROM. And back then, since two months of this ROM’s first release, it has already gained a lot of popularity amongst  the users of various devices. ThinkingBridge ROM is a creation of TeamBridge Initiated & led by htchoi5609@XDA-Developers (Real name: Heeteak Choi). In its initial phase ThinkingBridge ROM supported a short list of devices (GSM Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Nexus 7 & Galaxy SII) but with its rapid improvisation, both in features and popularity, it came up to a sum of ten devices (Added Nexus 4, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 & Optimus G) and still is expanding at a decent pace.

To begin with, we shall first know about ThinkingBridge ROM and then follow the instructions to Install this ROM on the supported Nexus devices.

About ThinkingBridge ROM

ThinkingBridge ROM is an Android aftermarket firmware by TeamBridge which is built with the purpose to offer maximum stability, high performance & an appealing User Interface. This ROM is based on The Android Open Source Project (AOSP), AOKP & CyanogenMod code. Here to contribute to the Android Open Source world and provide their users with the Best-Of-Android.

Features offered

  • ThinkingBridge Welcome App (About the Team, Changelogs & Contacts us)
  • ThinkingBridge Wallpapers App
  • CyanogenMod FileManager
  • DSP Manager
  • Trebuchet Launcher
  • ROM Settings
    -General UI (Add Custom Boot Animations, Custom Carrier Label, StatusBar Brightness slider, Transparency Settings, UI Mode etc.
    -Power Menu (Select what to show up in Power Menu and other Power Menu settings)
    -Navigation Bar (Enable/Disable NavBar, Add/Remove buttons, change colors, configure widgets etc.)
    -Navigation Ring (Set NavBar Ring targets)
    -Hardware Keys (Enable custom actions and enable 3-dot overflow menu)
    -Pie Controls (Enable/Disable pie, change colors, Trigger Area, Size, Alignment, Gravity etc.)
    -Toggles (Add/Change/Remove toggles, change toggle style etc.)
    -Battery (Change the battery icon on StatusBar, change colors, battery bar etc.)
    -Clock (Change the Clock icon on StatusBar, change colors, AM/PM Style, Alignment, clock actions etc.)
    -Signal (Change Signal icon on StatusBar, change colors, hide Signal bar etc.)
    -Lockscreen (Change lock options, modify widgets, change colors etc.)
    -Custom Shortcuts (Set custom shortcuts to the lockscreen)
    -Custom Targets (Add custom targets to the lockscreen)
    -Lock Clock Widget (Modify/change/remove the clock on the lockscreen)
    -Sound (Enable volume panel, flip phone settings, headphones and bluetooth headset otpions etc.)
  • Theme Engine Support
  • Parition Info (Information about /System, /data, /cache, /sdcard and EXT partitions)
  • CPU Settings (Change Governor, Min/Max CPU freq., scheduler)
  • Koush’s Superuser App
  • New Custom Toggles (Favourite contact, Clock toggle, Fast Charge, LTE, Pie, NFC, Quick record, Quiet hours, Screenshot, Signal, Sleep, Sound state, USB tether, WiFi tether, Current user)
  • Custom Camera features
  • 4 Way Reboot (Reboot, Bootloader, Recovery & Hot-Reboot)

Above are the features clearly visible to your eyes but still a full list of Kernel and script optimizations are still not mentioned.

The features are appealing, aren’t they? Well, in that case don’t wait any further and read below on how to Install it your Nexus device.

Prerequisites

  • At least 60% battery level
  • USB Drivers [Link]
  • Backup your complete device storage, SMS, Contacts and Calenders manually

Warning!

  • The Instructions are device specific, don’t try this on any other device
  • Read and Understand the Instructions carefully before performing any actions
  • DroidViews Community or any of its member is not responsible for any damage to your device

Instructions For Nexus S (crespo)

  1. Download the latest ROM build [Link]
  2. Download the latest GApps package [Link]
  3. Connect your Nexus S into USB Storage mode to the PC via USB data cable
  4. Drag the downloaded zips to the root of your storage (and not in any folder)
  5. Power off the device, press Volume Up + Power buttons altogether until you see the bootloader screen. Now use the volume keys to highlight Recovery and select it using power button.
  6. Your device will reboot itself  in Recovery mode.
  7. If you are flashing this ROM for the first time (coming from another ROM): wipe /data (factory reset), dalvik-cache and /system
  8. If you are updating this ROM (coming from previously installed version of this ROM): wipe /cache and dalvik-cache
  9. Install zip from sdcard” > “choose zip from sdcard” > select the ROM zip and press “Yes” to flash
  10. Follow the above step #9  again to flash the GApps package in the same manner
  11. When all is done, select “reboot system now“.

Instructions For Nexus 4 (mako)

  1. Download the latest ROM build [Link]
  2. Download GApps package [Link]
  3. Connect your Nexus 4 to the PC via USB data cable
  4. Drag the downloaded zips to the root of your storage (and not in any folder)
  5. Power off the device, press Volume Down + Power buttons altogether until you see the bootloader screen. Now use the volume keys to highlight Recovery and select it using power button.
  6. Your device will reboot itself  in Recovery mode.
  7. If you are flashing this ROM for the first time (coming from another ROM): wipe /data (factory reset), dalvik-cache and /system
  8. If you are updating this ROM (coming from previously installed version of this ROM): wipe /cache and dalvik-cache
  9. Install zip from sdcard” > “choose zip from sdcard” > select the ROM zip and press “Yes” to flash
  10. Follow the above step #9  again to flash the GApps package in the same manner
  11. When all is done, select “reboot system now“.

Instructions For Nexus 7 (grouper)

  1. Download the latest ROM build [Link]
  2. Download GApps package [Link]
  3. Connect your Nexus 7 to the PC via USB data cable
  4. Drag the downloaded zips to the root of your storage (and not in any folder)
  5. Power off the device, press Volume Down + Power buttons altogether until you see the bootloader screen. Now use the volume keys to highlight Recovery and select it using power button.
  6. Your device will reboot itself  in Recovery mode.
  7. If you are flashing this ROM for the first time (coming from another ROM): wipe /data (factory reset), dalvik-cache and /system
  8. If you are updating this ROM (coming from previously installed version of this ROM): wipe /cache and dalvik-cache
  9. Install zip from sdcard” > “choose zip from sdcard” > select the ROM zip and press “Yes” to flash
  10. Follow the above step #9  again to flash the GApps package in the same manner
  11. When all is done, select “reboot system now“.

Instructions For GSM Galaxy Nexus (maguro)

  1. Download the latest ROM build [Link]
  2. Download GApps package [Link]
  3. Connect your Nexus Galaxy Nexus to the PC via USB data cable
  4. Drag the downloaded zips to the root of your storage (and not in any folder)
  5. Power off the device, press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons altogether until you see the bootloader screen. Now use the volume keys to highlight Recovery and select it using power button.
  6. Your device will reboot itself  in Recovery mode.
  7. If you are flashing this ROM for the first time (coming from another ROM): wipe /data (factory reset), dalvik-cache and /system
  8. If you are updating this ROM (coming from previously installed version of this ROM): wipe /cache and dalvik-cache
  9. Install zip from sdcard” > “choose zip from sdcard” > select the ROM zip and press “Yes” to flash
  10. Follow the above step #9  again to flash the GApps package in the same manner
  11. When all is done, select “reboot system now“.

Your Nexus shall now boot into the very new and unique ThinkingBride ROM.

The Changelogs and developer support can be availed on the following XDA threads for the specific devices.

You may also support the Team by Adding them to your circles on Google+, becoming a fan on Facebook & following on Twitter. If you’re a developer, you can also help contribute to their sources on Github.

In case you’re stuck anywhere during the Installation procedure or have any queries regarding the ROM, comment here.

  • And one more thing my friend, make sure to flash a CM based kernel and not the AOSP ones.

  • I mean, wipe /System, /data, /cache and /dalvik-cache. Then flash.

  • aqeb hamdan

    Wiped my factory data and cache , then flashed the ROM,gapps and kernel and the problem has not been solved :/

  • aqeb hamdan

    Shall try it now !
    Cheers 😀 and lol i see what you did there xD

  • Please make a clean install. No dirty flashing 😉

  • aqeb hamdan

    Hi
    Been running this ROM for a while now for the nexus s and have to say that this is the best ROM for nexus s so far ! Keep up the good work 😀
    Though I downloaded the stable ROM yesterday and updated it from beta 3 and for some reason the entire thing from the boot animation lags and hence is not useable :/