How to Update Nexus 4 with CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies ROM

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In this tutorial you will learn how to update the Nexus 4 device with official Cyanogen Mod 10.1 Nightlies. CyanogenMod is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of android 4.2.1 (Jellybean) which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock android for your device.

Please make a note that once you update this firmware in your device the warranty of your device may get void. So, please be aware of that. CyanogenMod can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. You will need to provide your own Google Applications package (gapps).

Nexus 4 with CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies ROM

Pre requisites:

  • It is always advisable to be on a safer side before you start to try anything new on your device. So, we strongly advice you to take backup of all your internal datas with the help of backup applications. Just in case, if you lost your data due to any reason after updating the firmware, you could easily recover them.
  • And also make sure whether your device battery level is atleast 75% to avoid the risk of your device getting switched off during the middle of the updating process.
  • Then Disable or Uninstall all the antivirus suites that you have installed in your mobile and computer. Because this may interrupt the process.
  • Make sure you have enabled your USB Debugging option by following the path Applications> Settings> USB Debugging.

DISCLAIMER : Best Android Blog would not held responsible/liable for any damages takes to your device by following this procedure. So, do everything at your own risk.


The given below instructions are for the guys who are flashing their CyanogenMod 10.1 for first time, or coming from another ROM.

1. First download the CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightlies and Gapps from here.

2. Optional: ADB backup.

3. Then go to the fastboot mode and type fastboot oem unlock > fastboot flash recovery recovery.img.

4. Perform a Nandroid Backup of your current ROM.

5. Wipe data & cache partitions of your device (required when coming from stock).

6. Flash CyanogenMod.

7. Optional : Install the Google Apps addon package.

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