Just got my Galaxy Nexus for Verizon today. Was excited as can be, because I'm coming from the OG Droid, and up until Froyo I was very active with modding it. I had hoped to relive those great experiences.
That however hasn't been the case at all. I've run into multiple issues, to that point that I don't really know what to do.
What I'm experiencing now, is a failure of Rom Manager/Clockwork Mod Recovery I guess. After getting my barrings with stock 4.0.2, I went through the task of unlocking/rooting my phone. Had some minor driver issues causing me to use a round-about way of accomplishing it, but I got it done, SU, unlock symbol, etc is present.
Next, I flashed to the leaked stock 4.0.4 ROM with no issues at all. Here's where the problems really started. My Google account was bugged or whatever, and nothing from the Market was downloading, returning only the "Cannot download X, there was an error." Fixed that with some Googling and seeing it was just an error with the account sync. Prior to fixing this, I had attempted to reboot back into Clockwork Mod Recovery, however, it went to the stock recovery for some reason, even though I flashed CMR and had used it to flash to 4.0.4. I was confused, so I made it my priority to get Rom Manager and CMR back onto my phone once the Market was fixed. Its downloaded and installed fine, multiple times at that.. Yet, I'm met with force closes anytime I attempt to flash CMR back, or attempt to do anything else from within Rom Manager (backups, fix permissions, etc). I've uninstalled and reinstalled it multiple times, with no change.
I'm really quite frustrated at this point. At no point did I experience anything like this with my OG Droid, and the fact that I've hit such problems on day one of my having the Gnex is really... disheartening.
I've stored restore files back onto the phone and attempted to get to them from the stock recovery but I'm not seeing anything, other than /cache and such, and there's nothing in any of those.
I'd appreciate any help anyone can give. I just want to root this thing, stick GummyNex 0.7.6 on it, and leave it. Or hell, at this point, I'd rather just leave it stock. All of this has turned out to be more trouble than its worth, and I'm really just fed up with it. I unboxed it today thinking it'd be so easy to change things, to enjoy the experience. Instead, I'm sitting here fumbling with it, contemplating spiking it into the ground (not really..but...).