Meant on Android 7.1 Nougat, the NitrogenOS custom ROM is now available for Nexus 4. Bringing the latest features of Nougat to your Nexus 4, follow this lead to Update Nexus 4 Android 7.1 Nougat ROM.

Before you Update Nexus 4 Android 7.1 Nougat ROM

Do see that this is not an ordered firmware, but a custom ROM. You might experience some features not working properly. Before action, please visit the official thread for more details and bug reports.

Update Nexus 4 Android 7.1 Nougat ROM


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  • Create a backup of your data for when you run into some obstacle during the process.
  • Make sure that your Nexus 4 has at least 80% of battery life.
  • Your device will be rooted using the most recent recovery system installed.
  • Its bootloader should be unlocked.
  • Make positive to enable USB Debugging on your Nexus 4.

Steps to Update Nexus 4 Android 7.1 Nougat ROM

Required data:

 download NitrogenOS Android 7.1 Nougat on your PC. Also, download Google Apps for your device.

Step 1:

Connect your Nexus 4 to your PC utilizing USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device. Power off your device and unplug from the PC.

Step 2:

Boot your Nexus 4 to Recovery mode: press and hold PowerVolume Up and Volume Down buttons. Free them when you see the Bootloader or Fastboot menu. Use volume keys to navigate and Power button to select an option. Select Bootloader > Recovery.

Step 3:

Select Backup and Restore to perform N android Backup and then return to the main menu. Next, wipe data by selecting wipe data/factory reset. Further, wipe cache partition to perform cache wipe. Finally, Dalvik Cache should also be wiped from Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Step 4:

Now  select  Zip from sd card > choose zip from sd card from the main recovery menu. Find the NitrogenOS Android 7.1 nougat custom ROM. Select and confirm.

Step 5:

Follow the above step for installing GApps. After you completed, choose reboot system now to reboot your Nexus 4. It will take some time to load all data as this is the first boot after running, so don’t be worried if it takes longer than usual.


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