Nexus 4 is the predecessor to the recently released Nexus 5. It is more than a year older but still it boasts of some impressive specs. It 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.

The performance of the stock ROM on Nexus 4 is pretty good. However some users might want some additional features. Paranoid Android is a custom ROM which is a feature rich ROM. The Halo feature offers a great multitasking experience along with a powerful performance. If you want to install Paranoid Android on Nexus 4, follow the steps given below.

Nexus 4

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:

Requirements:

Steps to install Paranoid Android ROM on Nexus 4:

  1. Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Download the Paranoid Android zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
  3. Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
  4. Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
  5. Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the Paranoid Android zip file.
  6. Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
  7. Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
  8. Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
  9. After the process is complete, reboot the phone.

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