The LG Nexus 4 is such a good device with mind catching design and specifications. Then, what about the firmware? Are you still on those old platforms? Don’t want a change from them? If yes, This guide on How to install Android 6.0.1 pure nexus project Marshmallow on LG Nexus 4 will definitely useful to you. Follow the instructions in the following article to upgrade your firmware to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
Disclaimer: The Whole risk of the complete process is completely up to you. Thetechhacker will not be responsible to any damages caused to your phone during the process. If you are not sure about the basic android operations, You may consider someone to help you.
- Make sure to Backup all your Important Files, Apps contacts, call logs and SMS.
- Make sure to charge your phone at least 80-85%. (If the battery Drops, It may badly affect the Phone)
- Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.
How to Install Android 6.0.1 Pure Nexus Project Marshmallow on LG Nexus 4 – Step by Step Instructions:
2.Connect and mount your Nexus 4 USB memory on your computer using the USB connector.
3.Copy the downloaded Android 6.0.1 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your internal SD card. Make sure the files are in the SD card root (not in any folder).
4.Then, turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
5.Now, Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down and Power buttons. to get into the Flashboot or Bootloader mode.
6.Carefully follow the navigation instructions on the screen.
7.Now, Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY.
8.Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.
9.Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition”.
10.Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.
11.Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.
12.Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the Android 6.0.1 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button.
13.Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.
What about the Google Apps
Repeat the above step for the Gapps zip file as well and install it on your phone.
14. After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu as shown below.
It will take some time to boot the device. As it is the first boot of it, it may take up to 10 minutes to completely boot up the device. So, be patient.
Yes, Your Nexus 4 should now have Android 6.0.1 Pure Nexus Project Marshmallow custom ROM installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify yourself.