How to Update Nexus 4 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Based Chroma ROM

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Jan 16, 2016
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Chroma ROM now brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to LG Nexus 4. Highly popular for its customization choices, there are tons of visuals, wallpapers and new notification styles to truly customize your Nexus phone. Chroma ROM Android 6.0.1 is also stable and provides fast and smooth experience. Following are the steps to help you update Nexus 4 to Android 6.0.1 based Chroma custom firmware.

Chroma Android 6.0.1 features:

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Close to Stock Android OS
  • Fast, smooth and stable

update Nexus 4 to Android 6.0.1

Before you update Nexus 4 to Android 6.0.1:

As always, before we get to the actual steps, there are a few prerequisites that you need to take care of.

  • 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 using the most recent recovery system installed.
  • Its bootloader should be unlocked.
  • Make sure to enable USB Debugging on your Nexus 4.
  • Verify the model number of your Nexus before proceeding.

Required files: download Chroma ROM Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your PC. Also download GApps for your device.

Steps to update Nexus 4 to Android 6. 0.1 Chroma ROM:

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 Custom Recovery mode: press and hold PowerVolume Up and Volume Down buttons. Release them when you see the Bootloader or Fastboot menu. You will see the Start button on the screen, use Volume Up and Down until it changes to Recovery Mode. Press Power button to enter Recovery.

Step 3:

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Select Backup and Restore to perform Nandroid Backup and then go back to main menu. Next, you must 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, select Install Zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard from the main recovery menu. Locate the Chroma Android 6.0.1 custom ROM. Select and confirm.

Step 5:

When the Chroma Android 6.0.1 custom ROM is flashed, use the same method to install GApps. After you are done, select reboot system now to perform a normal boot. It will take some time to load all files as this is the first boot after flashing.

Enjoy the latest Marshmallow on your LG Nexus 4 and don’t forget to share your experience with us.

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