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It happened so fast, Google release the Android 6.0 marshmallow factory images on October 5th, Dmitry Grinberg post a developer guide about building Android 6.0 Marshmallow image for Nexus 4, all hardware functions seems running without bugs, you will be so exciting if you are a Nexus 4 user, as Google said they will not update Nexus 4 to Marshmallow.
It is time to suit up your Nexus 4 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, follow this tutorial step by step, FYI, this tutorial does not need to run fastboot command to flash images, you just need TWRP recovery installed.
If you are a Nexus 4 user, and you have been always using custom roms, also you want to try the latest Android 5.1.0 rom, here is a tutorial show you how to install Android 5.1 lollipop custom rom on Nexus 4, this time we use the Simple AOSP rom for Nexus 4, which was built a few hours ago, tested and all thing working fine. here is the community of Simple AOSP on Google+.
Finally, Google released the Android 5.1.0 factory image for Nexus 4, after almost a month later than the first Android 5.1.0 factory image pop up. I have been using the custom Android 5.1 rom with my Nexus 4 for half a month, and I can tell Android 5.1.0 is obviously better than Android 5.0.x, much more smooth and stable, the only problem is we don’t have the latest binary files to suit Android 5.1,
CyanogenMod(CM) team has began working on CyanogenMod 10.2 since the day that Android 4.3 was announced on July 25th, we knew that CyanogenMod 10 is based on Android 4.1 and CM10.1 is based on Android 4.2, so CyanogenMod 10.2 is based on the Android 4.3, they call it a “Sweeter Jellybean”, as it brings a bunch of improvements to the current Android 4.2.2 system, such as low energy bluetooth, better photosphere, saving more battery, OpenGL ES 3.0 and many other humane improvements.
Well Android 4.3 was announced officially by Google on July 24th, and we were told that the over the air(OTA) update is rolling out to Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus on July 25th, it actually happen and many Nexus users got the OTA notification today, but somehow you didn’t, you may be upset, and here is a old and useful method which can let you get Android 4.3 JellyBean OTA update notification pushing to your Nexus 4 or Galaxy Nexus as soon as possible.
Some people consider that the size of navigation bar on Nexus 4 is too big, but there is no such option to change the size of navigation bar in stock Android, some custom roms allow user to change it or hidden it, but if you don’t want to change your rom, here is a method of Changing the Size of Navigation Bar on Nexus 4.
The Android fans are having the Android 4.3 roll out party on the XDA forum, hundreds of thread posts are made in every minutes, everything is going well and we get a Android 4.3 flashable rooted zip and the .83 baseband image, we are still missing the bootloader, but still it has been tested and all things works. If you are wondering is it worth update your Nexus 4 to Android 4.3 by now, you should see the list of changes in Android 4.3.
There are a lot of tweak scripts out there, but they need to place in init.d directory and you cann’t find it in your Android phone, the init.d directory is created by a Linux function named init.d script, unfortunately the stock Android system does not support it, the good thing is, you can install it manually, here is the step by step guide of how to install init.d script on Nexus 4 with stock rom.
Using Google Nexus 4 running CyanogenMod 10.1, you may notice that the default automatic backlight is a little too bright, especially at night. The second thing is, As the Nexus 4 use IPS LCD, the higher backlight brightness will drain more battery. Why not optimize the Automatic Backlight settings to protect your eyes and save more battery? here is the guide tell you how to optimize the Automatic Backlight settings in CyanogenMod 10.1(CM10.1).