Flash AOSP Android 5.1.1 Custom ROM on LG Nexus 4 – How to

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May 26, 2015

Offering some amazing features and still keeping the stock Android look, AOSP Android 5.1.1 is now available for Nexus 4. Popular for improving Nexus 4 battery life, here is how to flash AOSP Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Nexus 4. You can also check other guides covering Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROMs too.

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AOSP Android 5.1.1 features:

  • App Ops
  • Ambient Display
  • Volume Rocker Wake
  • Reboot Menu
  • Lollipop Phone Icons
  • Headup Improvements
  • Dynamic Location and Cast Tiles
  • Lollipop Bootanimation
  • Excellent Battery Life

Prereqs to update Nexus 4 to AOSP Android 5.1.1:

  • Download and install USB drivers for LG Nexus 4 in your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Your Nexus 4 should be rooted.
  • Make sure that ClockworkMod recovery is installed.
  • Ensure that your Nexus 4 carries more than 70% of charge.

Update Nexus 4 to Android 5.1.1 Custom ROM:

Required files: Download AOSP Android 5.1.1 custom firmware from here on your computer. Also, download GApps package from here.

  • Connect your Nexus 4 to your PC using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the SD card of your device.
  • Disconnect your Nexus 4 and power it off.
  • Now boot it in to the Bootloader mode: press and hold Volume Up, Volume Down and the Power buttons simultaneously. Follow onscreen instructions and go to recovery. Once here, use Volume keys to highlight and Power to select.
  • Data wipe operations: go to wipe data/factory reset and confirm the operation. Also wipe cache partition and finally go for wipe dalvik cache to clean it up too.
  • Now, select install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from Sdcard. Locate the AOSP Android 5.1.1 Lollipop file and confirm its installation.
  • When the ROM installation completes successfully, repeat the above step for installing the GApps package.
  • Once done, go back to main recovery menu and select reboot system now.

First boot takes a little while so don’t get worried. Don’t forget to let us know if you like the AOSP 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM on your Nexus.