Download and Install CyanogenMod 10.1 for Nexus 4 – Guide
The LG Nexus 4 is receiving custom ROMs rapidly, lovers of CyanogenMod would be happy to know that the CyanogenMod 10.1 (CM10.1) has been released for the Nexus 4, thanks to recognized XDA developer contributor KonstantinKeller for porting CM10.1 to Nexus 4. It’s well-known custom ROM for super fast performance that even offers an impressive list of customization options to customize the interface of your Nexus 4, it also features theme support that already includes numerous themes to give an eye-catching look and feel to your Nexus 4.
However since it’s first release, it may contains a few bugs like themes aren’t working currently, since CyanogenMod is AOSP-based ROM, gesture typing isn’t working too. Hopefully the developer will iron out all bugs soon in near future, so you can give it a try.
The below guide walks you through how to install CyanogenMod 10.1 (CM10.1) on Nexus 4. The bootloader of your Nexus 4 must be unlocked and ClockworkMod recovery should be installed on it too. You can unlock the bootloader here and install official ClockworkMod recovery here. You can also use Nexus 4 toolkit to do so. You need to make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the latest version of CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM and Google Apps package from here [XDA Link].
Step #2: Transfer both downloaded .zip files to your Nexus 4.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode, to do so reboot phone by holding down volume down and power buttons, it will take you to bootloader mode, there select recovery option to enter in recovery mode.
Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #6: Perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #8: Select “Install” and locate the downloaded ROM .zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Let the installation complete.
Step #9: Repeat the previous step again and install the Google Apps package .zip file in the same manner.
Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your Nexus 4.
That’s it, you’re done, the CyanogenMod 10.1 is now installed on your Nexus 4, enjoy! If you faced any issue, do comment below. You can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in first step.