Back in October 2012, Google was supposed to hold a big press event where the Nexus 4 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean were supposed to debut. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy ruined the plans of the search engine giant, and Nexus 4 didn’t receive the glamorous launch event it deserved.
Google accustomed us to launch a new device each time a new version of its Android OS is officially unveiled. This year we’ve had the Nexus 7 debuting synchronized with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in July 2012, and the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 launched along with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update.
LG Nexus 4 is the fourth member of the Nexus tribe that saw the light of day in January 2010 with HTC Nexus One on song. Samsung took up the slack for the next two Nexus devices and launched the Nexus S in December 2012 and the Galaxy Nexus in October 2010 at Samsung + Google Unpacked event in Hong Kong, where Android 4.0 ICS was also unveiled.
Since LG Nexus 4 is a member of highly-appreciated Nexus family, the high-end smartphone will always be in the first wave of terminals that receive the Android OS updates.
But there are owners that don’t like the Android Vanilla for their Google Nexus 4. That’s were we come in and guide them through the procedure of installing various custom ROMs like CM10, AOKP and many others. Of course, the update to unofficial ROMs procedure involves some risks, therefore we recommend you to carefully follow all the steps of the tutorials in order not to brick your device. You should also know that by installing custom, unofficial ROMs you will void the warranty.
I remind you that Google Nexus 4 was developed on the hardware platform of the LG Optimus G. Nexus 4 comes with a Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. It comes with 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, 2 GB of RAM and connectivity features like WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi direct, DLNA, WiFi Hotspot, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC chip.
Nexus 4 boasts a 4.7-inch display with HD resolution manufactured using True HD IPS Plus technology, plus an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging, and the interesting Photo Sphere feature, that comes along with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean version that comes on the device out of the box.
Summing up, if you want to update your Nexus 4 to either official or unofficial ROMs, feel free to choose one of the tutorials below, knowing that all the ROMs were previously tested here at Android.gs and that they are all working.By Alex Dumitru