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.

Android 5.0.2 update has been rolled out for Nexus 7 but other devices are yet to receive it. SimpleAOSP ROM is available for the Nexus which will update the device to Android 5.0.2. SimpleAOSP is a custom ROM based on the AOSP, which is aimed at keeping AOSP to its simplest form but with improved stability and performance. Follow the guide given below.

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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 SimpleAOSP on Nexus 4:

  1. Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Download the SimpleAOSP 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 SimpleAOSP 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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