Android 7.0 Nougat can be ported unofficially to Google Nexus 4. Android 7.0 Nougat was released by Google earlier this week. But the porting facility is not to its older versions of Smart phones like Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.
For every tech problems the Android hacking community is always ready with solutions. The lack of official support has not stopped Nougat from reaching to older devices.
Soon after Nexus 5 has got access to Android 7.0 Nougat, now the Nexus 7 (2013) also got an unofficial Nougat ROM a few days back, and it seems now by the look of the situation that it’s the LG Nexus 4’s turn.
XDA Developers found a way to push Nexus 4 to the brand new Android 7.0 Nougat. The Nexus 4 packs a Snapdragon S4 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 2,100 mAh battery and is not exactly in line with the powerful flagships of the most recent times.
An XDA contributor Zaclimon revealed how to load a working build of Android 7.0 Nougat on your Nexus 4.
For this you must first back up all your data and remember that flashing the custom ROM may be harmful to your device. If your Nexus 4 software is already seen lagging, then it’s better that you don’t try to update it , if so get a new phone that is eligible for the update.
Installations and files that are required to flash the ROM successfully are AOSP 7.0 V1, GApps: OpenGApps, SuperSU: SuperSU Stable.
Anything unofficial would not be available at its fullest, the Android Nougat which can be ported to the Nexus 4 is not fully functional, it still has some limitations.
With the Nexus 4, the Nougat port faces various crashes and some features such as the GPS, NFC and accelerometer are not seen working in this. On the other hand Wi-Fi, hardware acceleration and Bluetooth connectivity seems to be fine.
As reported by a leading daily an XDA recognized contributor, Zaclimon noted “What’s up guys, even though this Nexus 4 is 4 years old, (pun not intended XD) it’s still holding up strong and in time for some Nougat treatment.
While taking into consideration Nexus 7 (2013) Nougat ROM,users are warned that if they chose to flash, they do so at their own risk.
This should get better in time as people are still working on it.