Android 7.0 Nougat can be installed on the Google Nexus 4 thanks to a custom AOSP ROM based on Android 7.0. Even though the Nexus 4 is 4 years old at this point, the phone continues to receive an incredible amount of support from developers and contributors all around the world.
Even though the last update that Google released to the Nexus 4 was Android 5.1 Lollipop, the 4-year-old phone has enjoyed Marshmallow for many months thanks to custom ROMs, and now it is time for Nougat to steal the show.
Thanks to a recognized contributor (zaclimon) over at XDA, Nexus 4 owners can update their phones to Android 7.0 Nougat by flashing the Nougat AOSP ROM, which at the moment is a work in progress project (WIP).
How To Install Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP ROM on Nexus 4
- H/W Acceleration
What’s not working
- Sensors (Accelerometer, proximity sensor)
- You need to download both of the files mentioned above. You also need to have a custom recovery installed, otherwise you won’t be able to flash the ROM or Google Apps.
- Turn off the phone, and then go to recovery mode.
- Once in recovery, wipe cache, data and perform a factory reset.
- Then go to Install/Choose ZIP from SD card and select the ROM file. Flash the ROM.
- Wait for the ROM to install and then do the same thing with Nougat Gapps.
Once you have flashed both files, reboot your phone. Wait for a few minutes and your Nexus 4 will boot into Android 7.0 Nougat. Enjoy the latest Android experience!