How to download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 4

Hey, guys, i am back again with another awesome guide. The guide is about how to install android 7.0 nougat Rom on your nexus 4 devices. During 2012 the google had launched its first nexus device called nexus 4. It was the first android smartphone which supports all new android versions.It received all the updates directly in no time. But now google has launched its new devices and variants, recently google has launched nexus 6P. It has lots of features and it will get latest updates in No time. But in a case of nexus 4 and nexus 5, they both are devices which will not get any latest updates from google because of the Old models. Google has announced that the old nexus devices will not get any latest update from it but some developers are out there who develop the custom Roms fro nexus 4 and 5 device which is awesome for old nexus users . The legendary Nexus 4 is still holding up strong & ready for android Nougat 7.0 ROM update.

How to download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 4

Features of  Android 7.0 Nougat in Nexus 4 

As we all know about the android 7.0 nougat has lots of  new features but let’s again talk about its cools features  android nougat provides a lot of major improvements and refinements over marshmallow, along with quite a few nice new usability changes . There’s a way more exciting  background stuff going on in nougat that you see on the surface.

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  1. Multi windows mode
  2. Clean, elegant & pure
  3. System UI tuner
  4. Redesigned notification panel 
  5. Quick reply from notification panel 
  6. quick switching apps 
  7. Customizable quick settings
  8. Doze mode enhanced 
  9. Support multi-languages, new emoji, and apps added
  10. New setting menu with direct main menu link 
  11. Do not disturb
  12. seamless updates Vulkan, java 8 and OpenJDK
  13. direct boot 
  14. Enhanced backups and Accessibility settings
  15. introduces force touch 
  16. and so many features are available in nougat ROM 

Let’s Talk about some ROM details

Android 7.0 nougat ROM has lots of features but have some bugs because the ROM was not official Launched for nexus 4 and 5 devices but there are some developers out there who will no leave nexus 4 and nexus 5 . so they made custom ROM for these devices but have some bugs . The BUGS are listed below.


  1. Wifi
  2. Bluetooth
  3. RIL
  4. H/W Acceleration
  5. USB


  1. Camera
  2. NFC
  3. Sensors
  4. few minor bugs


Camera— Video recording is not saving to the device

Download the Required Files from here


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  • First of all, You need to Root your device and install 2.8.7 TWRP recovery in your nexus 4 And download goomanager app on your google nexus 4 devices from play store
  • Make sure you have decent battery level according to me 70 % is sufficient battery level 
  • Note this ROM is only for google nexus 4 . please don’t try this ROM on other devices 
  • Now you need to backup of all your data like contacts Photos videos SMS apps and other files (It’s better to be on the safer side)
  • I will recommend you to backup up data, apps and other stuff using titanium backup . Download it from here

How to install AOSP android Nougat 7.0 ROM on nexus 4 device

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  • First of all, you need to download the AOSP ROM and GAPPS Zip , in your nexus 4 device
  • Now Turn off/ switch off your nexus 4 
  • Press and hold press & hold VOLDOWN + POWER button , it will get you to the bootloader of the device just select recovery mode from there to Boot into recovery section 
  • before applying updates make sure properly backup your ROMS and data . Go to backup option in TWRP and selection the partition including system, Data, Boot, recovery and swipe right to backup 
  • after completing the backup process processed to the next level 
  • Now Choose wipe data option in TWRP and swipe Right side 
  • then select advanced option wipe as well as clear Dalvik cache , system data, and cache (don’t select internal storage )
  • Next you ned to swipe confirm. wait for the wiping process to complete 
  • Now go to TWRP menu and locate the install ROM search or locate the ROM from your storage area and tap on it . Swipe to install ROM 
  • Now again go to TWRP menu and locate the GAPPS , choose the apps from there and swipe to right 
  • After installation completes successfully, select”reboot” . First boot will take up to 5-10 minutes don’t panic your device will be on.
  • Enjoy googles new android 7.0  Nougat android OS on your nexus 4 device 

Final words

So, guys, we learned to about how to install android 7.0 Nougat android OS on your nexus 4 device unofficially. As I told you above that the ROM is not available  official y for nexus 4 device but . The developer has made AOSP ROM for it. you can flash  this awesome ROM on your device and take  enjoyment by using 7.0 latest version of OS. But you need to have care some BUGS.  the ROM has lots of bugs use it at your own risk. Thanks for visiting my blog . Install this ROM, If you find any new features then comment the features blow I will add them on my list.

How to download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus 4
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