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Looking for a good stable custom ROM based on latest Android 5.1.1 with root for your Nexus 4?
If you are in town to revamp your Nexus 4 to the latest and greatest, definitely check out the latest Chroma ROM by XDA user ZephiK.
Based on latest Android 5.1.1r8, you will get the latest Android 5.1.1 along with great performance and battery life. Chroma ROM is a custom ROM focused on stability, performance, and battery life. And indeed, it’s one of the most stable ROMs with great performance that I’ve tested. My first Chroma ROM flash was with my Nexus 6 when Android 5.1 came out and it was definitely a good experience.
As for customization, this ROM isn’t loaded with every little tweak you can think of but it has a handful of customization for your status bar, navigation bar, power menu, and volume rockers. The ROM comes with SlimLauncher, which is a nice launcher with custom grid sizes and even advanced gesture shortcuts.
Overall, Chroma ROM is recommended for those of you looking for something better than stock Android 5.1.1 with stabilty, performance, and great battery life. So, definitely give this ROM a go if you have a Nexus 4 (also available for most Nexus devices, just Google it) and do let me know what you think! (My other favorite ROM is the Euphoria OS ROM, which is also very SOLID.)
Download Android 5.1 Gapps (DO NOT USE older Gapp as you will FC!!!)
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system. For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)
First time installing custom ROM? Please see How to Install Custom ROM on Nexus 4 first!
Using TWRP? See our universal fail-proof method on installing custom ROM and boot the first time!
Missing root? See How to Enable Root on CM12.1!
Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop!
Need Xposed? See How to Install Xposed Installer on Android Lollipop!
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
Need to run apps that check for root? Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP or CWM Recovery!!! Download link in this post above.
Q: I have no Root!
A: For CM12.1 ROMs, see How to Enable Root on CM12.1!
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You will need a rooted Nexus 4 to install all ROM/kernels.
NOTE: THE AUTHOR OF THIS SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MESS UP YOUR PHONE, PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS TWICE BEFORE TRYING IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME TO ROOTING AND CUSTOM ROMS!
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Please see our Nexus 4 FAQ FIRST!!!