How to Install Android 6.0 Frank N4 Marshmallow Custom Firmware on Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 users have a party time, the latest android 6.0 Marshmallow OS can be installed on the Nexus 4! The latest Google OS is ready to surprise the Nexus owners. If you are eager to get the OS before the official release, You will definitely find this article helpful. The Nexus 4 came with the Android 4.1 which can be upgraded to the 5.1 version. But, If you are a geek, don’t settle on the 5.1. Just Tweak it to get the 6.0 marshmallows even before the official release.

Read our Detailed Step by step guide to learn how to install Android 6.0 Frank N4 Marshmallow custom firmware on Nexus 4. If you are already familiar with the Custom ROM installation, It will be easy to you as 1,2,3. If you are a beginner, Don’t worry. Our detailed guide will definitely guide you in the right way.

Disclaimer: You have to take your own risk in the whole process. Thetechhacker will not be responsible in any manner for any damages caused to your phone during the Process. If you are not familiar with the basic operations on android, You may consider asking help for anyone else.


  • Make sure to Backup all your Important Files, Apps contacts, call logs and SMS.
  • Make sure to charge your phone at least 80%. (If the battery Drops, It may badly affect the Phone)
  • Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.

How to Install Android 6.0 Frank N4 Marshmallow Custom Firmware on Nexus 4

1. Download Android 6.0 Frank N4 ROM and Google Apps For the Nexus 4 (If you don’t have it).

2.Connect and then Mount the Nexus 4 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

3.Copy the downloaded Android 6.0 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files and paste it to your internal SD card. Make sure that the files are not in any folder and It is on the Root of the SD card.

4.Turn OFF the device and Disconnect the USB cable.

5.Turn ON the phone while Press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down and Power Buttons to get into the Bootloader Mode.

6.Follow the navigation instructions on the screen carefully.

7.Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY.

8.Once you Reached the ClockworkMod Recovery, Perform a full data erase by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”. Use the Power button to select everything while on Recovery Mode window.

9.Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition”.

Note: Performing a wipe of your dalvik cache will help you to avoid getting into boot loops or any other errors. To do this, From CWM recovery window, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.

10.Go back to the main recovery screen Then select “install zip from SD card”.

11.Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Use your Volume keys to navigate to the Android 6.0 ROM zip file and select it using the Power button.

12.To start the Installation, Confirm the installation on the Next screen.

What about the Google Apps?

Repeat the above step for the Gapps zip file as well and install it on the device.

13.After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++”.

14.Reboot the device by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu.

Your Nexus 4 will boot now and it might take at least 5 minutes (May be more) to boot on your first time. So, please be patient.

Now Your Nexus 4 is dressed with the New Android 6.0 Frank N4 Marshmallow custom ROM. Don’t believe us? lol… Go to Settings > About phone to Find it yourself.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.

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