anyone who has a Google Nexus 4 know that this phone has one of the best supports “non-official” community of Android, the device has been stopped to be upgraded officially with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in October of 2015 worst things have changed, thanks to the development community.
Now, Android 7.0 Nougat, also comes to the Nexus 4 and it does, as always, to the first of change. Yes, in XDA have already developed a ROM with Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP, a ROM that is in development and that currently has errors but it works and allows us to test many of the new features of Android 7.0 Nougat.
Android 7.0 Nougat for the Nexus 4
As it is a ROM in process of time has some bugs as the camera, sensors, NFC and maybe something more. Of time what works perfect is the audio, the connections (WiFi, Bluetooth, and networks), the USB and the GPS. Basically the important thing it works and it makes the ROM as it is functional.
If you want to try it you should know that you need a recovery custom and then flash the ROM from there. In order not to lose data, remember to make a backup copy in the format you want.
Installed Nougat on the Nexus 4: step-by-Step
- Go into developer options and activate USB debugging.
- Now, with ADB, unlock the bootloader from the command console:
- fastboot flashing unlock
- fastboot oem unlock
- Installed the recovery TWRP (latest version) from the command console. Here you can download.
- adb reboot bootloader
- fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.x.x-x-mako.img (replace the x by the version number).
- Enters the recovery with the buttons volume down, volume up plus the power button at the same time.
- Now select the .ZIP with the ROM of Android 7.0 Nougat which you can download here.
- Install the GAPPS from the recovery.
- Do a Wipe data (Wipe Data).
- Restart your mobile and enjoy the changes.
you can Also install Super SU and be root on the phone but what is certain is that it is a very big step for users who thought that the Nexus 4 already would not receive a Nougat, and has received, though in no way official.
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