Its been 4 years for our Nexus 4 but still its a most lovable device ever made by a manufacturer. Though Google stopped supporting the device but the developers, didn’t. Communities like Cynogenmod, Paranoid Android, Chroma and others keep on releasing there builts, it is because the hardware inside Nexus 4 supports all the latest versions of Android even yet to release versions. Even me, like you eagerly looking to see Android N on our device. Below are the best top 5 custom roms which I sorted out after trying more than 20 custom roms including Ubuntu and Sailfish for the past 3 years. What are you looking for just go ahead and flash. Right after jump to see the Best top 5 custom roms for your Nexus 4.
CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android based firmwares of vendors.
Chroma is a lightweight AOSP ROM focused on battery, performance and stability.
The philosophy of Chroma is to stay relatively close to Google’s stock Marshmallow with the additions of essential features that should have been included with stock Marshmallow as well as providing the most up-to-date security patches.
3. Paranoid Android
Paranoid Android is known to bring various innovative features to various Android devices. Some of them include –
Hybrid Engine – Per app color, per app dpi & per app layout
Pie Controls – Alternate unobtrusive navigation controls
Halo – Bringing multi-tasking to a whole new level
Hover – Our take on redefining notifications and enhancing multitasking abilities
Peek – An intuitive way to receive notifications
Dynamic System Bars – Immersing you into a whole new experience using design tweaks
4. Resurrection Remix
Resurrection Remix the ROM has been based on CM,slim.omni and original Remix ROM builds, this creates an awesome combination of performance, customization, power and the most new features, brought directly to your Device
MIUI (which stands for Mi User Interface and pronounced “Me You I”, a play on the common abbreviation of the words user interface as UI), developed by Xiaomi Tech, is a stock and aftermarket firmware for smartphones and tablet computers based on the Google Android operating system. MIUI includes various features such as theming support.
If you ask me, then I would suggest Chroma because it supports custom kernals, slim in size and includes almost all the customizing options which you find in Cynogenmod. But the only drawback is, it doesn’t have CM theme support.
Don’t know how to install or flash a custom rom on your device then follow the guide over here for Cynogenmod. Once you done with flashing the TWRP recovery using Nexus root Tool kit or Manually then what all you need to do is, just copy the rom and gapps files to your internal memory and flash it via TWRP.