Google Nexus 4 is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, featuring four Krait cores and the class-leading Adreno 320 GPU. In addition to the fast processor, the Nexus 4 also packs 2 GB of RAM and either 8 or 16 GB of internal storage. The device also features a 4.7″ 720p display, delivering 320 ppi.
Google revealed that Nexus 4 would indeed get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. However it will be behind Nexus 5 in the pecking order. This was confirmed yesterday as Android 5.0 Developer Preview was released for Nexus 5. And XDA developers have wasted no time in porting it to the Nexus 4. Follow the guide below to try out this port.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 4:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Nexus 4 must be rooted
- Bootloader unlocked
- Latest CWM or TWRP custom recovery installed
- Developer Preview zip file
Steps to install Developer Preview on Nexus 4:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the Developer Preview zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- Go to “Mount and Storage” and format the system.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the Developer Preview zip file.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.