Google Nexus 4 is the latest phone in the Nexus line of devices. 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. Most importantly, the Nexus 4 is one of the two lead devices for Android 4.2, the revamped version of Jelly Bean.
Many custom ROMs are available for this phone. Paranoid Android is one of the best ROMs. Google Nexus 4 users who want to install the Paranoid Android 3.1 ROM which is running on the latest Android 4.2.2 OS can follow the instructions given below.
- Unlocked Bootloader
- A Rooted LG Google Nexus 4
- Custom recovery installed (e.g. CWM or TWRP)
- Paranoid Android zip file
- Gapps zip file
- First and foremost, create a Nandroid backup from the custom recovery.
- Download the Paranoid Android zip file and Gapps zip file and place it on the SD card.
- Boot in to the custom recovery.
- Perform a full wipe i.e. format data, cache, dalvik cache, boot, system, ext partition.
- Go to “Select zip from SD card” and choose the Paranoid Android zip file.
- Now go back and clear the cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to “Select zip from SD card” and choose the Gapps zip file.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.
After the phone restarts, the user will see that Paranoid Android 3.1 ROM has been installed on the Nexus 4!