Marshmallow, the next iteration to Android lollipop is now out for all nexuses and running successfully without any bug reports so far from users but unfortunately the 2012 Google flagship phone Nexus 4 couldn’t make in the list, not that it doesn’t support the new version but Google denied to extent its support to a 3 year old device. No matter whatever might be the reason the NEXUS 4 does support the new version both in terms of hardware and software. The unofficial Android 6.0 rom which we going to install today on Nexus 4 is a fully functional and stable AOSP (Android Open Source Project) v6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM for our Nexus 4.
Right after jump you get to know how to download and install the rom.
Google Nexus 4 AOSP 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM: HERE
Google Apps .Zip file from HERE
How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 4?
Step 1: Connect you phone to pc using usb cable and copy the downloaded files in the root folder of your internal storage/sd card.
Step 2: Unplug the usb cable from the phone and switch it off.
Step 3: Now Press and hold the Volume down + Power button to boot into recovery mode.
(Don’t have a recovery mode then follow this guide over here on How to Install TWRP Recovery on your Nexus without root)
Step 4: In TWRP recovery Tap WIPE > then Swipe to Factory Reset the device.
Note: In this step all your apps and data will be wiped out. So it is recommended to take a backup of all installed or required apps using Titanium Backup so that you can restore them back when done with OS installation.
(Haven’t rooted you device yet then here is a How-to guide on How to Root your Nexus running Android 5.1 Lollipop using Nexus Root ToolKit)
Step 5: Next step back to TWRP main screen and Tap the Install Button and browse the AOSP .zip file > Select > then Swipe to Confirm Flash. This install the Android 6.0 on your device.
Step 6: After successful falsh of AOSP rom follow the same process (Step 5) to flash Gapps. That’s it
Now Reboot your device. The first boot may take about 5 minutes to boot, please be patience. Stuck at any point (bootloop or soft-bricked), feel free to ask using the below comment section. Cheers 😀