OFFICIAL Google Nexus 4/Android 5.0 Lollipop Thread/Accessories/ETC
NOTE: See post #1387 for Part II of the main post PAGE 93
Link to cases can be found on the 2nd post
This thread also will be for customization (rooting, ROMS, flashing, etc), accessories and any other LG Nexus 4 related questions. So please don't create various thread topics.
It can also be found here: http://techsideofemp.blogspot.ca/2013/0 ... uides.html
All questions and answers can be posted here.
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
• Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
• Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
• Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
• Memory: 8GB / 16GB
• RAM: 2GB
• Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
• Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
• Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
• Weight: 139g
• Other: Wireless charging, NFC[/QUOTE]
PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHATEVER HAPPENS TO YOUR DEVICE. PLEASE DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK
HOW TO LOCATE BACKUP FILES ON TWRP:
1. Boot into TWRP
2. Select Advanced
3. Go to File Manager
4. Go to data/meda/TWRP and you will see it there
SEE VIDEO BELOW:
HOW TO MOVE/COPY BACKUP FILES SO TWRP CAN RECOGNIZE/RESTORE:
1. Having the TWRP folder selected via the above step to locate it, press the Select button.
2. Then either press Move or Copy (I could not move the folder as I got an error so I copied it)
3. Copy to the /data/media/0 folder
4. There you go.
Note: You can always delete the original backup to save space.
SEE VIDEO BELOW:
ADB AND FASTBOOT FILES - ALL PLATFORMS:
Nexus 4 Factory Image Link:
https://developers.google.com/android/n ... ccamjop40c
Version is called "occam"
Which can be found here: http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/mako/o ... 0-mako.img
1a. Accessing Developer Options in JB 4.2:
a) Go to Settings
b) Then select About Phone
c) Then click on Build Number 7 times until you see the message that the Developer Options are unlocked. You'll see after 3 times it will say you're almost there, blah blah.
1b. Installing Nexus 4 Drivers: *Courtesy of XDA*
a) Download the file.
b) Extra the files into a folder.
c) Plug your phone in.
d) When prompted, select to browse your computer to manually install the driver.
e) Navigate to and select the usb_driver folder to install the drivers.
2. Unlocking the bootloader:
a) This is the same as always with the Galaxy Nexus
b) Make sure adb/fastboot files are set up + drivers (Hopefully Wug's Toolkit gets updated so those of you not comfortable with the good ol Command Prompt method can use this instead)
c) If using the Command Prompt method, power your phone into bootloader mode: VOL DOWN + POWER BUTTON. Make sure to press it really hard.
d) If not with the normal method to turn the phone on into bootloader mode, open up Command Prompt and type in adb devices to ensure your phone is recognized via the serial #.
e) Then type in adb reboot-bootloader to boot into the bootloader mode
f) Then type in fastboot devices to ensure that the phone is recognized in fastboot mode.
g) If all a go, then type in fastboot oem-unlock and follow the prompts to unlock the bootloader
*Your bootloader is now officially unlocked. Remember it is key to unlock the bootloader from the get go as soon as you receive your Nexus 4. This way, you don't lose any files.*
3. Rooting The Nexus 4
Rooting the Nexus 4 is pretty straightforward as its the same as the Galaxy Nexus I think.
Here are the methods for rooting this device:
1. Wug's Toolkit:
Finally has been updated to support the Nexus 4. This is also known to install drivers automatically, unlock the bootloader, flash files, make backups, etc.
2. The good old fashioned method:
a) Again ensuring your drivers, adb and fastboot files are set up properly, open up Command Prompt
b) Download the appropriate CWM image either the basic or touch version from here for the Nexus 4: Basic (http://download2.clockworkmod.com/recov ... 9-mako.img) or Touch ( http://download2.clockworkmod.com/recov ... 9-mako.img) OR use TWRP Recovery from earlier on in the thread.
c) Download SuperSu v0.98.zip from here: http://download.chainfire.eu/282/SuperS ... -v0.98.zip
d) Assuming you have an unlocked bootloader you may proceed. If not please read #2 under "Unlocking the bootloader"
e) Now go ahead and flash the CWM image using the following commands: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-188.8.131.52-mako.img or the respective TWRP recovery file.
fa) Type in fastboot erase cache
fb) Type in fastboot reboot-bootloader
*NOTE TO TEST OUT RECOVERY - Use the vol keys while in Bootloader mode and select Recovery. Then press the Power button to select Recovery Mode. If you boot either into CWM or TWRP then you're good to go!
g) Let the device boot up and afterwards, transfer the SuperSu vXX.zip into your internal storage of your Nexus 4. Don't place it into any sub directory for convenience purposes.
h) Reboot into ClockWorkdMod or TWRP Recovery by booting into the fastboot bootloader screen *See step (c) of "Unlocking the bootloader"*
i) Use the volume down key to navigate until you see Recovery. Press the power button to select. *ENSURING IT WORKS AS PER the highlighted note under Step fb.*
j) Once you are in the recovery, use the volume up/down keys to navigate and select "Install zip from SD card"
k) Then select "Choose zip from SD card"
la) Then scroll down until you see the SuperSu-v0.98.zip from the list. Use the power button to select it.
lb) After its done installing the zip, you should then clear cache and clear dalvik cache either using TWRP or CWM.
m) Let it do its thing and then select "Go Back" and then finally select "Reboot"
You are now rooted officially, and when you go into your App Drawer you will see the SuperSu app installed.
ROMS & KERNELS:
So there have been ROMS rolling out slowly in their alpha/unofficial stages and here you will find the links for them via XDA. Also you'll find various kernels as well. I've tested franco's kernel so far and no issues. *MUST HAVE ROOT ACCESS*
1. SlimBean -
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=2008894
2. Android Open Kang Project - MAKO - JBean 4.2
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=2008866
3. CyanogenMod 10.1 Unofficial - Mako - JellyBean 4.2
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=2010217
4. Paranoid Android
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=2020336
5. CyanogenMod 10.1 Official 4.2.1 - Mako Nightlies:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=2020859
*TO BE UPDATED WITH FUTURE ROMS*
1. franco.Kernel - test build 5
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=2002782
2. *Matr1x* v1.5 | JB - 4.2
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr ... ?t=2007231
*TO BE UPDATED WITH FUTURE KERNELS*
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