Official Android 7.0 Nougat release is now started and Nexus devices have already got it there. The announcement was also heart breaking when it was told that there will be no Nougat for the Nexus 5 (although it is right there via custom ROM), so it was no wonder for the 4 year old Nexus 4 that even suffered the same scenario at the Marshmallow release.
But now we are here with an amazing news for the users of Nexus 4 that you can easily install Android 7.0 Nougat via custom ROM on your device as you installed it on Nexus 5, credit goes to developers for developing the Android Nougat ROM for Nexus 4. The Android 7.0 Nougat update for Nexus 4 is available via custom ROM and contains all the latest features of Stock Google’s firmware.
Note: The Android 7.0 Nougat ROM for Nexus 4 is currently in the testing stages and you may experience some bugs and most of the features may not work. You can visit the XDA page for more information about the ROM but if you are interested to install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on your Nexus 4 then just go ahead and follow the below description.
How to install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 4 via custom ROM
Before you Begin:
Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, custom recovery etc. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.
- Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
- Download Nexus 4 USB drivers
- Your device should have a working TWRP or visit on your device or visit our recovery section and choose your device.
Process to install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 4
Connect your device to your PC and copy the both ROM and google apps zip files onto your device storage.
Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).
Once your device enters into TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.
Once the Nandroid process completes, tap on “Wipe” and then swipe the slider from left to right to begin the wipe process (This will reset your device to factory)
Now it’s the time to flash the Android Nougat firmware on your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the Nougat zip file
Swipe across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.
Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of gapps.
Wait for the installation process to complete.
Once completed Reboot your device.
If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue
That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 7.0 Nougat via custom ROM on Nexus 4. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.