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It seems that the guys from Nitrogen Project have released a custom Android Nougat OS version for Google Nexus 4 devices. The installation file has about 270MB in size and once you install it on your device, you will notice some new features that the new operating system comes with, such as multi-window support, improved battery optimization, performance tweaks, and bundled notifications.

Keep in mind that the NitrogenOS ROM is an “experimental” version and it may contain bugs.

Users are advised to read all the instructions provided below, before going ahead with the installation. Keep in mind that this Android Nougat version via NitrogenOS ROM has been created especially for the LG-Google Nexus 4 (also known as Mako). If you don’t know what version your device has, go to Settings->About Phone->Model Number.

Before you start the installation process, there are some things you need to take care of:   

  • Make sure that the device is rooted;
  • Installation of this custom ROM will require you to clear the memory of the device, so back up data;
  • The USB drivers in the computer must be installed or else your Google Nexus 4 will not be recognized by the PC;
  • Your device needs to have at least 80% percentage of battery left.

Google Nexus 4: How To Install Android Nougat Via Nitrogen Project Custom ROM

  • Download the Android Nougat NitrogenOS custom ROM along with the Google Apps zip files to your PC;
  • Connect the Google Nexus 4 to your PC;
  • Copy the Android Nougat NitrogenOS custom ROM and Google Apps zip files to the phone’s storage memory;
  • Turn off the Google Nexus 4 and disconnect it from the computer;
  • Enter the Recovery Mode by long pressing Power+Volume down buttons;
  • Once you enter the TWRP settings menu, you will need to clear the device’s memory (full) by selecting the Wipe option and perform a factory reset after that;
  • Return to TWRP main menu, tap “Install” and select the Android Nougat NitrogenOS custom ROM zip file and wait for it to be installed;
  • Returning to TWRP main menu, tap “Install” and select the Google Apps zip and wait for it to be installed;
  • Once Android Nougat NitrogenOS custom ROM and Google Apps zip files are installed, you can reboot your device and it should run on the custom Android Nougat OS.

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