During 2012, Google’s Nexus 4 was the smartphone in the market. It received all the latest updates in no time. But now, Google won’t provide any official update for its Nexus 4 device which is acceptable as the device is quite outdated now. But, the Cyanogen developer team has released Official Cyanogenmod 13 (6.0.x) ROM for Google Nexus 4 (mako). As its an Official build, there won’t any issues or bugs. So you don’t need to think twice before flashing this ROM in your Nexus 4. Please read each steps carefully or else you might brick your phone.
Features of CyanogenMod 13
- Finger Print support
- Multi Window Support
- New Sytem UI and more Customization
- Better Battery through Doze
- New “Do Not Disturb” settings, a good step up from Lollipop
- Better Theme App.
- All the features of Android M
CyanogenMod is an alternative operating system intended to replace the one pre-installed on your smart phones and tablets. If you’ve got an older device that isn’t getting updates anymore, or if your device seems unusually slow, or maybe you’re sick of spyware, adware, and other unwanted garbage on your phone that you can’t remove… Maybe your device is missing features or has been otherwise artificially limited in functionality. Perhaps you just could use a boost in performance. Or maybe you’d like to be more confident that your operating system has included some of the latest bug fixes. If so, CyanogenMod might be for you.
- Root & Install Latest 2.8.7 TWRP Recovery in Nexus 4.(Download Goomanger App in your rooted Google Nexus 4 from PlayStore
- Check the battery percentage of the phone, it should be at least 40%.
- This ROM is only for Google Nexus 4. Please don’t try this on any other smartphones.
- Backup all your data: Contacts, Photos, Apps & other files. (Although you will not lose other files except contacts & Apps, but its better to be on the safer side)
- To backup all your Apps, use Titanium Backup so that you can restore them later.
Install Cyanogenmod 13 Android M 6.0 ROM in Nexus 4:
- Transfer the downloaded CM 13 & GApps zip, in your Google Nexus 4
- Turn off / Switch off your Google Nexus 4.
- Press and hold Press & hold Voldown + Power button, it will get you to the bootloader, then select recovery from there to boot into Recovery mode.
- Do not forget to perform a nandroid backup. Goto backup option in TWRP and select all the partitions including System, Data, Boot, Recovery and swipe right to backup.
- After performing the ROM backup, go back to the TWRP main menu and tap the wipe button.
- Then, select Advanced Wipe, as well as Dalvik Cache, System, Data, and Cache (Don’t select Internal storage)
- Next, swipe to confirm. Wait for the wiping process to complete.
- Next, Goto TWRP main menu & goto Install option. Locate the CM 13 downloaded zip file & tap on it. Now swipe to Install the ROM.
- Once the installation process is finished successfully, Again Goto TWRP Main menu, Tap on Install & locate the GApps zip file. Swipe to install GApps Package.
- From recovery select “reboot”. First boot might take 4-5mins, so don’t panic.
Try wiping data, cache, dalvik, system and re-installing the ROM. If you find any playstore error, follow this procedure: Fix all Google PlayStore error codes.
To enable Root access, Enable developer options and look in Settings -> Developer options -> root access> for Apps. If you find some GApps force closing, report it using the Cyanogenmod reporter App. After installing Cyanogenmod, check List of all CM 13 Themes or you can try to Create your own Cyanogenmod Themes without coding.