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Custom ROMs on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone are designed to use less memory because using less memory means you get a device with better performance and a better battery. Often our smartphone come to us with system apps to create some additional revenue for our OEMS after you purchase the device. Since Google own Android and Nexus, the Nexus range of devices is always the one range that doesn’t bloat your device to any significant degree. However, the performance and battery benefits thanks to a lighter ROM are still there should you ever decide to install a custom ROM and replace the stock ROM.

When Android developers create custom ROMs they are usually doing it for nothing more than getting a cup of coffee giving to them in the donation buttons. They do not have any motives behind what they create apart from wanting to showcase their skills to the world and give the people what they are looking for in a new ROM. It is for that reason that we get a debloated ROM and also the reason why these developers have no interest in giving us added bloatware.

Google Nexus 4

Files You Need

  • Download the CandySix custom ROM file for the Nexus 4 smartphone from here.
  • You must have a custom recovery installed on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone before you can follow this guide and install the CandySix custom ROM on the device.
  • You must root the Google Nexus 4 smartphone before you can follow this tutorial and install a custom ROM on the smartphone.

Please note that the steps we use to install a custom ROM on the Nexus 4 smartphone are done with TWRP Recovery in mind and not one of the other custom recoveries you might have running on your smartphone such as the ClockworkMod Recovery. While ClockworkMod Recovery is still good, it’s no longer an active custom recovery at the time of writing this guide, and we recommend making the switch to the TWRP when you get a chance, and it becomes available.
Android Marshmallow

Installing the CandySix custom ROM on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone

  1. Download the CandySix custom ROM file from the files section above and have it waiting on the desktop of the computer.
  2. Connect Google’s Nexus 4 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable that you usually use to charge the battery in the device.
  3. Copy the CandySix ROM file over to the topmost folder in the internal storage SD card.
  4. Unplug the Nexus 4 smartphone from the computer once you have your ROM file on the desktop.
  5. Turn off the Nexus 4 smartphone and reboot it holding the hardware key combination for the custom recovery mode and get TWRP booting on the display.
  6. Tap on the Install option from the recovery menu and browse the SD card for the custom ROM file that you copied there earlier.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to get your custom ROM installed on the Nexus 4 smartphone and then select the option to reboot the system once it is done.

In conclusion, that is how to install the CandySix custom ROM on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone so you can replace your stock ROM with the work from the CandySix team. You will find that the Nexus 4 smartphone reboots out of the recovery partition and back into the normal mode which you already know. The only difference now is that the stock ROM will no longer be on the device, and you will start to see what the CandySix ROM looks like running on a smartphone.

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