Google Can’t Stop Nexus 4 From Android 7.1
There are still many owners of the Nexus 4 but now the device has been around for some time and in the world of technology it is getting old. This means that Google isn’t going to officially offer up the update to Android 7.1. However owners should not be too upset as while it isn’t going to be updated officially, it is going to continue to get updates through custom ROMs.
If you own the Google Nexus 4 and you want to install Android 7.1 Nougat on the handset you can install the Nitrogen OS ROM and with it comes all the Nougat features. If you want to go ahead and install the update you can follow the guide below.
First you need to back up the data on your handset so that if anything goes wrong when you are installing the ROM. Then make sure that you have 80% battery left on the Nexus 4 and of course it needs to be rooted and have the bootloader unlocked and USB debugging enabled.
You will have to connect the Nexus 4 to the PC and then put the files that you downloaded onto the internal storage of the device and then turn the handset off and unplug from the PC.
Boot the device into recovery mode and hold down Power, Volume Up and Volume Down. Only release them when you see the Bootloader or Fastboot. You should then wipe the data and wipe cache partition. Finally you should wipe the Delvik Cache in the advanced options.
Choose install from SD and choose zip from sdcard in the main menu. Find the NitrogenOS Android 7.1 ROM and choose select and confirm. Do the same when installing GApps. You can then reboot the system on the Nexus 4 and don’t worry if the first boot takes longer than it usually does.