How To Install Android 7.1 Nougat in NEXUS 4 and Upgrade it

Now, Nexus 4 Phone Gets Android 7.1 Nougat Update via Custom ROM Nitrogen OS. The third-party developers from XDA Forum have developed the Android 7.1 for the NEXUS 4. Now, the Proud owners of Nexus 4 can enjoy the new features coming with Android 7.1 Nougat.

Nitrogen OS ROM  is one of the Popular Custom ROM for the Android Smartphones.  The N2 OS (Nitrogen OS )have been developed based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).  The Nexus 4 Phone is one the first flagship device released by Google for Android lovers with Pure Stock Android ROM.

Now, You can install the Android 7.1 Nougat in the Google Nexus 4 device with  N2 OS. Furthermore, the N2 OS will install the SuperSU Root App in the Nexus 4 while install Android 7.1 So, You need not to flash the SuperSU App separately. N2 OS also offers the option to Unroot your Nexus Phone using their Unroot option with one click without any issues.

If you are the Nexus 4 Phone user and wants to install the Latest Android 7.1 in your phone, then follow this step-by-step guide. Before you update the Nexus 4 to Android 7.1, read the requirements.

Steps to Install Android 7.1 Nougat in Google Nexus 4 Phone


  1. Create backup of Your Data in your Phone to avoid date loss if something unexpectedly happens to your device.
  2. Required Rooted Nexus 4 Android Phone (Nexus 4 aka mako only). (How to Root Android Guide)
  3. Install the Custom Recovery in your Nexus 4 Phone.
  4. Its bootloader should be unlocked.
  5. Install the Latest USB Drivers for Nexus 4 in computer.
  6. Ensure that Your Phone has more than 80% of Battery Backup Before you proceed.
  7. Finally, Enable USB Debugging Options for Your Phone. Settings > Applications and then tapping on Developer Options.

Download the Android 7.1 Nougat N2 OS

First of all, Download the Android 7.1 Nougat Nitrogen OS Custom ROM Zip file here. Also, Download the Android 7.1 Google Apps file.

Step 1:

First of all, Connect your Nexus 4 Phone to Computer via USB cable. Then Copy the Downloaded Android 7.1 N2 OS Zip file into the SD card of your Device.

Step 2:

In this step, You have to boot your phone via Custom Recovery. To do this, press and holding Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together. Or n the Command Prompt or Terminal type,

adb devices
adb reboot bootloader

Step 3:

In the Recovery Screen, Choose the Wipe > Factory Reset. In this Process user data will be deleted not your file and folders. Also, wipe cache partition to perform cache wipe.

Step 4:

In this step, Install the Android 7.1 N2 OS Zip file. In Custom Recovery Choose the Install Zip via SD  option and locate the Nitrogen OS Android 7.1 Zip file. Then Confirm the installation process and wait for process to complete.

Step 5:

Finally, The Android 7.1 will be installed in the Nexus 4 in the above step. Furthermore, You can install the Google Apps using the Install Zip via SD option. Now, Restart your Nexus device and your phone will be booted into the Android 7.1. The First boot after the installation of the N2 OS will take sometime to finish. Once it finished, You will be taken to Android 7.1 Home screen with Google Apps.


If your Phone has the Boot LOOP issue after flashing the Android 7.1 N2 OS ROM, then You have to Boot via Custom Recovery and the Wipe Cache/Dalvik cache. Then Reboot, now Your device Boot loop will be solved and boot normally without any issue.

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