Update Nexus 4, 5 And 6 To Android 5.1.1 With Chroma ROM – How To

Ali Salman
Posted May 9, 2015
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Google’s recent release of the Android Lollipop 5.1.1 was officially released for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. The update has a build version of LMY47V that can now be installed in other Nexus devices as well. If you own a Nexus 4, 5 or 6, you can update the firmware to Lollipop 5.1.1 with Chroma AOSP ROM. The Chroma ROM has a lot to show off that offers features above the original stock android in these devices. So lets give you a bit of detail on this.

The Chroma ROM is like the conventional stock android version of Google but it has a slight edge considering its features. The Chroma ROM is not a heavy AOSP ROM who’s major targets are performance and stability of the firmware along with battery life. The edge here is the ultra high level of customization on either Lock Screen, Navigation bars, Power Menus, Status bar and much more. Since you’re reading this, you might as well have a decent knowledge of the changelog. So we’ll show you the steps required to install the Chroma AOSP ROM on your Nexus 4,5 or 6.

Update Nexus 4, 5, 6 To Android 5.1.1 Build LMY47V

Before we begin, there are certain factors that you need to be aware of. Firstly, create a backup of your data in case of any false operation. Your Nexus device should have at least 80% of battery life for any stuck that might incur during the reboot process. Your Nexus should be rooted using the most recent recovery system installed. Also, the bootloader should be unlocked. Do verify the model number of your Nexus because if you did not, your phone might get bricked. If your device gets stuck after flashing the ROM, then it is advised to perform wipe delvik cache and wipe cache partition operation several times before you finally restart the device. So lets head down to updating your Nexus 4,5,6 to Chroma ROM Android 5.1.1 with build LMY47V.

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Download these Chroma ROM files for the following hansets:

Also Download Gapps from HERE

Step 1:

Make sure to enable USB Debugging on your Nexus. Connect your Nexus device to your computer using USB and without extracting the files, move them to the internal storage of your device. Make sure yoy remember the location where you put it, since you’ll be needing them later on. Then Shut Off your device and unlpug USB from computer.

Step 2:

Boot your Nexus to Custom Recovery mode.You can do this by press and hold Power, Volume Up and Volume Down button. 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:

Select Backup and Restore to perform Nandroid Backup and then head back again. Next you must wipe data by selecting wipe data/factory reset. Use power button to select. Select wipe cache partition to perform cache wipe. Delvik Cache should also be wiped by going to Advanced in the recovery then selecting Wipe Delvik Cache to avoid errors.

Step 4:

Now, select Install Zip from sdcard and chose zip from sdcard from the main recovery menu. This where you use your memory and search location where you saved the Chroma ROM. Select and Conform.

Step 5:

When the Chroma ROM is flashed, use the same method to install Gapps. When you do this, select reboot system now to perform a normal boot. It will take some time to load all files so keep calm.

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That’s it folks. you have successfully flashed Chroma ROM to your Nexus featuring 5.1.1 Android version with build LMY47V. Make sure you don’s screw up else you might end bricking your device. if you’re new to flashing, we suggest leaving it for the experienced ones. Let us know your experience in the comments below.

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