OmniROM team has released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Nightly) build for various devices including Nexus 4. Developed by various former CyanogenMod developers, the new version of OmniROM brings various customization options and features like Omni iSwitch to users. Also, it is lightweight and said that OminROM is a more secure custom ROM concerning to privacy issues and NSA data collection.

If you are looking for an alternative to stock Android, OmniROM is the answer. Follow the guide to know how to install Android 5.1.1 based OmniROM (Nightly) on Nexus 4. The latest version of OmniROM (based on Android 5.1.1) is lightweight and offers a pleasing alternative Android experience, better battery life, various customization options and new features to your device.



Note: Before you get start installing the OmniROM (current build omni 5.1.1-20150628) on your Nexus 4, please note that it is a nightly build, which means the ROM is not stable. You may experience some unknown bugs.

Warning: Please follow this guide at your own risk. We cannot take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only.

How to Install OmniROM Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Nightly ROM

Just like any other custom ROM, installing OmniROM has also required custom recovery (TWRP) and root access on your Nexus 4. The installation procedure is common for all devices.

1. Download OmniROM ZIP for your Nexus 4 [HERE] and for other devices [HERE], move it to your device’s internal storage.

2. Also, download Gapps zip file [HERE] for Android 5.1.1 (to use Google services such as Google Play) and copy it to your phone’s internal memory.

3. Now, boot your Nexus 4 into TWRP recovery, perform a factory reset and wipe data and the Dalvik cache.

4. Go back to the main recovery menu and select install zip.

5. Navigate to the OmniROM zip file, and flash it. Wait until the flashing process finishes.

6. Once the ROM is flashed, flash the Gapps package in a similar way like you flashed the ROM file.

After flashing both the files, go to back to the main menu, select Reboot to reboot your phone. Your Nexus 4 will now reboot with OmniROM (Android 5.1.1). Leave your views in the comment section below.

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