How to Install the Latest Omni 7 Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on LG Nexus 4

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Oct 19, 2016
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Omni 7 custom ROM is now available for Nexus 4, bringing latest features and security enhancements of Android 7.0 Nougat. The ROM is based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) on the OS version Android 7.x. We have previously also shared with you CyanogenMod custom ROM for the Google device. As the Nexus 4 doesn’t get Android 7.0 Nougat officially, here is how you can install Android 7 for Nexus 4 using OmniROM.

Before you install Android 7 for Nexus 4 custom ROM

  • Create a backup of your data for when you run into some problem during the process.
  • Make sure that your Nexus 4 has at least 80% of battery life.
  • Your device should be rooted with the most recent recovery system installed.
  • Its bootloader should be unlocked.
  • Make sure to enable USB Debugging on your Nexus 4.

Important: Do note that this is not an official firmware, but a custom ROM. You might experience some features not working properly. Before proceeding, please visit this XDA thread for more details, support, complete guidelines to flash, and bug reports.

Steps to flash Android 7 for Nexus 4 Omni ROM

Required files: download Omni7 Android 7.0 Nougat on your PC. Also download Google Apps for your device.

Step 1:

Connect your Nexus 4 to your PC using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device. Power off your device and unplug from the computer.

Step 2:

Boot your Nexus 4 to Recovery mode: press and hold PowerVolume Up and Volume Down buttons. Release them when you see the Bootloader or Fastboot menu. Use volume keys to navigate and Power button to select a choice. Select Bootloader > Recovery.

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Step 3:

Select Backup and Restore to perform Nandroid Backup and then go back to main menu. Next, wipe data by selecting wipe data/factory reset. Also, wipe cache partition to perform cache wipe. Finally, Delvik Cache should also be wiped from Advanced > Wipe Delvik Cache.

Step 4:

Now, from the main Recovery menu, select Install Zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard. Locate the GApps package. Select and confirm.

Step 5:

Follow the above step, but select the Omni 7 zip file to install it on your device.

After you are done, select reboot system now to reboot your Nexus 4. It will take some time to load all files as this is the first boot after flashing, so don’t be worried if it takes more time than usual. Don’t forget to share your experience with the Android 7.0 Nougat based Omni ROM for Nexus 4.

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