Released more than 3 years ago, the Nexus 4 went out of the scene in favor of newer Nexus devices, and its update cycle officially ends on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is sad since Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with several features that would make that old hardware run very smooth. However, thanks to the many custom ROMs out there, it is possible for Nexus 4 users to install the latest version of Android on their phones. For CyanogenMod fans, a new CyanogenMod 13 nightly build has just been released and now you can also install the famous custom ROM running Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your old Nexus 4.
The build went live earlier this Tuesday and is composed by a 277 MB file that has to be installed using a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP. CyanogenMod builds are known for offering a pure Android iteration, meaning you will have about the same experience as you would have with an official Google update, but with a few tweaks here and there that help customizing the system. It is important to remember that this is a very early build, and as such, you may experience several bugs and some features may not even work. That said if your Nexus 4 is your daily phone for work and so on, you shouldn’t do the experiment. Another important notice is that you have to download a copy of the GAPPS package to have Google apps on your new build, and it has to be flashed together with the CyanogenMod 13.
Refreshing your memory on the Nexus 4 specs, this LG-made device features a 4.7-inch HD screen with a signature glass-back (known for shattering, though). Powered by a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro running at 1.5 GHz, the device has 2 GB of RAM, which was amazing on a time when most phones would come with just 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage comes at either 8 or 16 GB, and there’s a non-removable 2100 mAh batter to juice it up. The main camera has a 8 megapixels sensor, with auto-focus and an LED flash. To grab your copy of the new CyanogenMod 13 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Nexus 4, just head out to the source link below, it’s the first result.