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Nexus 4 Lollipop OTA Zip file now available to download and install


We saw the Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 4 (occam) land a couple of days ago, so we knew it was only a matter of time until the OTA Zip file was posted. Good news for this Sunday morning. It’s available right now for your downloading pleasure.

Updating via OTA route is preferred since you don’t have to worry about losing your data, assuming your device is locked. You should still backup your data however.

We have the download link below and be sure to check out our extensive guide on how to install this bad boy. You won’t find more detailed instructions anywhere else.

source: Nexus 4 (occam) From KTU84P to LRX21T

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Chainfire releases CF-Auto-Roots for all Nexus devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop

Lollipop Root

The all-new Android operating system, 5.0 Lollipop, was officially released on November 3rd and it has already been rooted. While rooting has been available for Nexus devices running Lollipop ever since the developer preview, it hasn’t been easy… until now.

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, has already updated his famous CF-Auto-Root downloads to include an Android 5.0 root for the entire Nexus line. That means the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus 10 devices running 5.0 can easily be rooted.

For those of you who don’t know what CF-Auto-Root is, it is essentially the go-to method for beginners who are not well-versed in rooting. You can check out the officially CF-Auto-Root page here.

Source: XDA Developers | Via: Talk Android 

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Factory image of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Nexus 4 is available


The Nexus 4 will get the latest version of Android in a software update, but the rollout for Android 5.0 has yet to take place. Fortunately, today, Google posted the factory image of Lollipop for the Nexus phone of 2012. The software version listed on the Android Developers site is LRX21T. So now Nexus 4 owners can join the fun even two years after launch.

Not sure how to install a Lollipop factory image on your Nexus device? Then check out the TalkAndroid guide explaining exactly how to do so.

Source: Android Developers

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Nexus 4 factory image for Android 5.0 Lollipop released


A few days ago, the majority of the Nexus line-up received Android 5.0 Lollipop, whether it was through OTA updates or through manually installing the factory image. However, one device was missing. The Nexus 4 wasn’t on the initial Lollipop roll-out, but rest assured, it is here. Today Google posted the factory image for the Nexus 4.

Now that the factory image is officially posted on the Google Developers website, the OTA is likely only days away. If you have the Nexus 4 and can’t wait to get your hands on Android 5.0, you can do so by downloading the factory image, but beware; doing so will wipe your entire device just like a factory reset.

If you are a tech-savvy individual, there are step-by-step instructions, so it isn’t very difficult. If flashing a device isn’t your thing, the OTA should be coming out shortly.

Nexus 4 factory image

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Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Nexus 4

Render of Nexus 4 running Android L

Android Lollipop is coming, and everyone is excited. However, if you can’t wait and are willing to tinker with your Nexus 4, then you can get an early taste before the official release.

The thread on XDA (link below) gives some tips on how to flash the Android Lollipop ROM on your Nexus 4, along with some general tips you should follow if you’re going to do this.

A quote from the post says “This is an enhanced version of the developer preview that google released.”

Head over to the thread to get started. If you like the ROM, consider donating to the developer for his work.

Are you going to try this out?

via XDA-Developers


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Play Music gets a Material Design makeover in Nexus 4 port

google-music-md-1As we edge closer to the Nov. 3 release of Android 5.0 Lollipop for WiFi devices, we’re going to start seeing more and more Google apps go Material Design. One app, everyone’s been hoping to see in material is Google Play Music. Over the weekend, a port of the developer preview for the Nexus 4 was created and in it, came material-designed Play Music. Well the gents over at Droid-Life were able to take a look at it, this past weekend.

As we can see from the images Google Play Music gets a little prettier in its redesign. Play Music 5.6.1640 incorporates the design guidelines and it looks great. Google+ user, Brandon Lall, was able to pull and create a gif of Google Play Music in action.


While the APKs are available, they’re not straight from Google so we recommend you exercise caution when/if you install them. That being said. Google Play Music should get the Material Design makeover sometime here in the next two weeks. Until then, we’ll just have to patiently wait.

source: Droid-Life

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Expansys now offering refurbished Nexus 4 from $149


Expansys is offering a fantastic deal on factory-refurbished models of Google’s second-generation smartphone, the Nexus 4. That’s the very same smartphone that took the Android user base by storm with its minimalistic “Vanilla” approach to the open-source operating system.

The device comes in both 8GB and 16GB sizes. The smaller storage model is being offered by the retailer for $149.99 and the larger for $169.99. Both variants come with a complimentary bumper case available in either black or white depending on the color of the phone you choose to order.

The Nexus 4, which was first released back in 2012, isn’t old hat by any means. It’s still a very impressive mid-range smartphone, that packs a 4.7-inch True HD IPS touchscreen, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 2,100mAh non-removable battery.

The handset ships running “Vanilla” Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but is upgradable to the latest build of Android 4.4 KitKat upon receipt. The first time you power up the handset and connect to a Wi-Fi network, simply head into Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to scan for the upgrade. You will then be able to download and install the Android 4.4 OTA.

If you’re like the sound of the Nexus 4 and want to pick one up for the discounted price — click the source link below.

Source: Expansys

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Android 5.0 Lollipop will be coming to the Nexus 4


Despite Google saying that the recently announced Android 5.0 Lollipop will be coming to the Nexus 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks, it seems that the Nexus 4 won’t be left out after all.

Googler Sascha Prüter clarifies in a Google+ post that the lack of Nexus 4′s presence in the slide was “just a mistake.”

So Nexus 4 owners around the globe will be able to enjoy the Android 5.0 Lollipop goodness too.


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The extended Nexus family: Google’s golden Android standard

Google’s Nexus line has long stood as the company’s ideal vision of its widely adopted, open-source Android operating system. The devices, be they smartphones, tablets or even one-off media streamers, are built in conjunction with select hardware partners and represent an ideal marriage of tech specs with an unadulterated version of Android. It’s Google’s way of dealing with fragmentation (read: skinned versions) in the mobile OS market it created; a reference mark for manufacturers to aspire to, so to speak.

On the tail of the original Android handset’s sixth anniversary and in the run-up to whatever new Nexuses come next, we take a look back at the hardware path that’s been Google’s gold standard for Android.

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Google employees are running Android L on the Nexus 4

Render of Nexus 4 running Android L

When Google released a developer preview for Android L at its I/O event this summer, owners of Nexus devices were excited. However, this excitement was short lived for owners of the Nexus 4. Google only released the preview for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). Many believed that this meant the Nexus 4 was not going to receive the next big Android update.

Recently, it appears that a few Google employees are testing a version of Android L on their Nexus 4′s. Some Google+ users have spotted two different users claiming to be running “L” on their Nexus 4′s on One even specifies he or she is running build number LRW52G. This has gotten Nexus 4 owners excited because it could mean that Google will update the N4 to the latest Android version. Unfortunately, just because there are employees running “L” on a Nexus 4 does not at all mean that it will receive the update; although, the Nexus 4 has hardware that could easily run Android L considering that it will be running on the lesser-powered Android One devices that recently launched. Only time will tell if Google will update it’s two year old Nexus, but these recent findings do give N4 owners more hope.

Do you think Google will update the Nexus 4 to Android L? Tell us in the comments!

Source: Chromium post 1 and 2 ; Via: Android Police

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