Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Pure Nexus custom firmware for Nexus 4 is now available. With the help of Pure Nexus ROM you can update your Nexus 4 to a well customized Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This may not be only way to update your device to Android 6.0 Marshmallow but surely a good option to try out. Since this is an early build, you should expect bugs and force close here and there but overall it should offer you a smooth experience. This new ROM is shared by developer blackbuffalo (donate). If you willing to upgrade your Nexus 4 using Pure Nexus custom ROM then continue reading this guide to learn easy installation steps.

Some of the cool Android 6.0 Marshmallow features that you will enjoy are improved app permission, Google Now on tap, improved battery life, improved app drawer, better cut-copy-paste, Chrome Custom Tab and many more.

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ROM Features:

  • Based on AOSP Android 6.0_r26
  • Pre-rooted with SuperSU 2.52
  • Busybox
  • Init.d support
  • Addon.d support
  • Fully Working VoLTE
  • Native Sprint PRL/Profile update
  • Google sounds from factory image not the horrible AOSP ones
  • Googles marshmallow wallpapers added to wallpaper picker
  • Advanced Reboot menu enabled by default
  • Advanced rotation settings
  • Enabled Developer settings by default
  • Enabled SystemUI tuner by default
  • Enabled option to use multi-window mode
  • Enabled click/longclick on notification panel header items
  • Disabled forced encryption
  • Disabled Tethering checks
  • Disabled Full screen keyboard in landscape
  • Show apps being optimized during initial boot
  • Bug fix’s and stability improvements
  • UI Improvements (fixed a bunch google forgot to materialize)
  • Download Speed in download notifications
  • Scrolling cache improvements
  • Seek-bar animation speed and font size control
  • Hostname customization
  • Added Special keys to all keyboard keys
  • Added more smileys to the aosp keyboard
  • Removed googles bug report option
  • Removed googles SystemUpdate option
  • Removed googles legal information

-PureNexus Settings

  • Lock Screen
  • Scramble pin layout
  • Option to switch between voice and phone shortcut
  • Option to disable lockscreen media art
  • Lockscreeen Wallpaper (add/crop/delete)
  • Notification Drawer
  • Weather
  • Force Expanded Notifications
  • Statusbar
  • Battery customization (stock, landscape, circle, dotted circle, text, none)
  • Battery percent options (hidden, inside the icon, next to the icon)

Warning!

This tutorial is only for Nexus 4. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Nexus 4 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Nexus 4. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest CWM recovery or TWRP recovery installed. [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Pure Nexus ROM on Nexus 4.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. Pure Nexus ROM For Nexus 4 [Filename: pure_nexus_mako-6.0-20151110.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: gapps-600-base-20151107-1-signed.zip] or any other Android 6.0 Marshmallow GApps

How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Pure Nexus ROM on Nexus 4

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Nexus 4.
  3. Boot into recovery mode. Press and hold Volume Down + Power key together and release the Power key once the Google logo appears, but keep holding the Volume Down key. You will be in Bootloader mode now. Press Volume Down two times so that Recovery option appears, and then press Power key to reboot into recovery mode. Use Volume keys to browse between options in recovery while Power key to select an option. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM that you can restore later if this new ROM not work or you want to go back into your previous ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Now, perform data wiping task. To do so, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard (or /sdcard1 for external storage). Now, locate the Pure Nexus Zip file that you copied earlier in Step 1 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  7. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 6 but choose the gapps-600-base-20151107-1-signed.zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  8. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your Nexus 4 and boot up into Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM Pure Nexus.
  9. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Tutorial For TWRP Recovery Users:

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Nexus 4.
  3. Boot into recovery mode. Press and hold Volume Down + Power key together and release the Power key once the Google logo appears, but keep holding the Volume Down key. You will be in Bootloader mode now. Press Volume Down two times so that Recovery option appears, and then press Power key to reboot into recovery mode. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  5. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
  6. Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the Pure Nexus Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add gapps-600-base-20151107-1-signed.zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Nexus 4 and boot up into Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM Pure Nexus.
  8. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware based custom ROM Pure Nexus is now installed and running on your Nexus 4. [via]

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