Installing the Chroma custom ROM on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone is wise if you no longer have any interest in the stock ROM. There could be many reasons as to why people want to make the swap over to a custom ROM. The most common reasons include wanting to find a ROM that is more suitable to their needs and getting a ROM installed that gives better battery life or hardware performance. Often the performance of the hardware and the battery is tied into the same thing because a ROM that uses less memory will free up additional memory and thus result in efficient hardware usage which in turn results in the battery not needing to work as hard as it once did.
The Chroma custom ROM on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone is an excellent choice for anyone looking to test a custom ROM, but remember that each custom ROM available comes with unique features that make it different from anything else out there. Those of you not thrilled by the possibility of using a device with a better battery might be interested in installing a new ROM for the sake of visual enhancements. Getting to find a new ROM that looks more visually appealing can be just as fun as decorating your house with a change of paint color.
Files You Need
- Download the Chroma custom ROM file for the Google Nexus 4 smartphone from here.
- You must have a custom recovery of some sort on the Nexus 4 before you can follow this guide and install a custom ROM on the device.
- You must have rooted the Nexus 4 by using the guide that works for your software update before you can follow this guide.
The steps in our guide for installing custom ROMs are always given assuming you have TWRP Recovery installed because it is the most popular custom recovery image for people to install since ClockworkMod Recovery is not currently an active recovery. Those of you with ClockorkMod Recovery installed will find that the button names from inside the recovery will vary to a degree, but you should still have no problem following the steps in our guide and adjusting the words as required.
Installing the Chroma custom ROM on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone
- Download the Chroma ROM to the desktop of the computer.
- Connect the Nexus 4 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
- Copy the Chroma zip file over to the internal storage SD card and keep the custom ROM file at the topmost level.
- Unplug the Nexus 4 device from the computer once you know the ROM is on the SD card.
- Turn off the Nexus 4 and reboot it holding the button combination for the recovery mode.
- Tap on the Install button from within the recovery environment.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to get the custom ROM zip file uploaded and install from within your recovery.
- Choose the option available to reboot the system from the main custom recovery menu.
In conclusion, that is how to install the Chroma custom ROM on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone, so you no longer are running the stock ROM on your smartphone. You will find the smartphone reboots out of the custom recovery environment and back into the normal mode how you would usually use the smartphone. Anyone who is not too keen on keeping the custom ROM can always choose to turn back the clock and have the stock ROM running once you find it and flash it again. Installing a stock ROM is not done within a custom recovery partition so make sure you find the right guide for installing the stock ROM on the device.