The good old Nexus 4 seems to have gotten CM13 before the Nexus 5. A NExus 4 CM13 ROM has just surfaced to xda, courtesy stephanmc.
Since CyanogenMod 13 hasn’t officially released yet, this CM13 build for Nexus 4 is unofficial and will probably become obsolete when the official Nexus 4 CM13 releases.
Google left out Nexus 4 from official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update since the device is more than 2 years old now. But thanks to the custom development community, we already have CM13 for the device even before the ROM officially released.
This is the first release of a Nexus 4 CM13 ROM, so there ought to be bugs. But thankfully, there no major bugs that could stop you from using the ROM as your daily driver.
Below is the list of known bugs so far:
- “Titanium Backup Free” app crash for some reason.
- Other root apps work fine
- Chrome shows a “force close” popup at first opening, but in fact it doesn’t close, just clik “OK” and it will disappear.
- Some other gapps can lead you to wierd “force closes”, please make sure you choose a working one.
- Any other issue found ? Let me know
You can grab Nexus 4 CM13 ROM from the download link below. And flash it via a custom recovery (twrp, preferably) after a Factory reset + Cache & Dalvik wipe.
[icon name=”download” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Download Nexus 4 CM13 ROM
[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Install CM13 ROM
Since CM13 is an AOSP based ROM, you won’t get Google services like Play Store pre-installed on it, but you can separately flash a Marshmallow compatible Gapps package to your Nexus 4 running CM13 to get Play Store and other Google services.
Just download the Marshmallow Gapps package from the link below, and simply flash it via twrp recovery without wipes of any sort.
[icon name=”download” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow Gapps
If you want root on Nexus 4 CM13 ROM, developer StephanMc has made it simple for you by patching the stock CM13 kernel to allow root by setting SELinux to permissive. You can just simply flash the latest SuperSU zip from the link below and get root access.
[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Flash SuperSU via TWRP recover and get Root
That’s all. Enjoy Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Nexus 4 with CyanogenMod 13.