As you know Google is not going to provide any official Factory images or updates for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 4, even though the hardware appears pretty good enough to run the new version of Android. Fortunately, Developers like Dmitry Grinberg and others at XDA came to Nexus 4 rescue. Now we already have a working Android 6.0 Marshmallow port for Nexus 4. Surprisingly even on this first port, everything on the phone works without any issues. But yes, it is not stable as a normal official stock android yet.
If you are a bit impatient and want to try Android 6.0 Marshmallow port on your Nexus 4, Follow the steps detailed in this post.
[su_box title=”DISCLAIMER” style=”soft” box_color=”#688cdc”]Using custom ROMS have risks, and if you mess up with instructions or not followed it properly, it can BRICK YOUR DEVICE. ANDROIDPURE IS NOT responsible if your phone breaks, if world war occurs, or if your dog dies!!!! Read this entire article before you make your decision!!!! Also make sure you’re battery is fully charged before trying this[/su_box]
Download the files below and save it to your Nexus 4 root directory or any other directory that can be easily accessed from Recovery.
- You need to install the latest version of TWRP recovery on your Nexus 4 i.e TWRP 188.8.131.52 . If you have never installed a custom recovery, you need to do that first. The easiest way to do is to Nexus Root Toolkit by wugfresh if you cant use adb commands.
- Once you have the latest TWRP recovery installed, just reboot into recovery and then navigate to Wipe >> Factory Reset.
- After Factory reset is done, click Back button. Now click on Install and flash the ROM zip file that you just downloaded.
- After that, flash the Gapps zip file.
- Wipe Dalvik/cache
- Reboot system
- First boot may take 10 minutes to complete and hence let ti boot completely. Do not do anything till it boots completely.
This custom ROM doesn’t come with root permissions automatically. If you want to root your Nexus 4, then follow the instructions at XDA.
Checkout some of the screenshots above, that we took from the Nexus 4 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Do share your feedback if you decide to install it on your Nexus 4.