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Install XenonHD ROM for Nexus 4 E960

The LG Nexus 4 E960 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box even it can be more perfect with some customization such as installation of custom tweaks and custom ROMs. There are numerous custom ROMs for the Nexus 4 but choosing a best of them is a bit difficult task, here’s XenonHD ROM that is really worthy to try because of tons of handy features.

The XenonHD ROM is very stable custom ROM, it offers a stylish UI for batter attraction and includes, as I said, a lot of useful features such as phone & contacts MODs, messaging MODs, browser MODs, battery MODs and more. There’s add reboot and screenshot options to power menu, theme chooser, volume tweaks, rotation lock in quick settings, Motorola style softkeys, Apollo Music player, Galaxy4, PhaseBeam and Holo spiral wallpapers, SuperSU application for root, CynaogenMod file manager, and bunch of other tweaks that make your life easier, so give it a try if you love to have something more than stock.

The below guide walks you through how to XenonHD ROM for Nexus 4 E960. Your Nexus 4 should have unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed, check our this guide to install ClockworkMod recovery or this guide to install TWRP recovery and check this guide to unlock bootloader. All-in-toolkit is also available for the smartphone. Backup everything, 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 XenonHD ROM for Google Nexus 4 from here and Google Apps package from here.

Step #2: Place both 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 to enter in bootloader mode, there use volume keys to navigate and power button to select. Highlight the recovery option and enter in recovery mode with power button.

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. If you’re on TWRP recovery, select “backup” and confirm the action.

Step #6: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen then select wipe cache and confirm on the next screen. In the end return to main menu, there select “advance”, then select wipe Dalvik Cache and confirm the action.

Step #7: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.

Step #8: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM zip file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. If you’re on TWRP recovery, select “install” and locate the ROM zip file.

Step #9: Repeat previous step and install the Google Apps package in same manner.

Step #10: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot the smartphone.

Great! The XenonHD ROM is now installed on your Nexus 4, you’re done! If you runs into any roadblock, holler in comment section.

Via: XDA

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