LineageOS 14.1 for Nexus 4, Nougat 7.1 ROM


This post was last updated on January 18th, 2020 at 10:57 am

Here comes the OFFICIAL LineageOS 14.1 for Nexus 4 ROM build. In addition, here comes the AOSP Oreo ROM for Nexus 4 and the LineageOS 15 for Nexus 4, which you can try. If you want some more Lineage ROMs then stay tuned to the LineageOS 14.1 ROM collection page or the latest Android O LineageOS 15 list of supported devices. Before this there was the CM14.1 for Nexus 4.

THIS IS AN INITIAL NIGHTLY BUILD WHICH MAY HAVE BUGS. HAVE A BACKUP OF THE CURRENT ROM BEFORE FLASHING THIS ROM AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Installing a custom ROM on a Nexus 4 (mako) requires the bootloader to be unlocked on the Nexus 4 (mako) phone, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. You are the only person doing changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

Upgrading from Nexus 4 CyanogenMod 14.1 to LineageOS 14.1:

Lineage developer team will be releasing EXPERIMENTAL builds along with weekly NIGHTLY build so that users can migrate from CM14.1 to LineageOS 14.1 easily. Here is a guide that explains how to migrate CM14.1 to LineageOS 14.1.

LineageOS 14.1 for Nexus 4 NOUGAT CUSTOM ROM


Root binary is inbuilt in LineageOS 14.1, so you don’t need a separate SuperSu package to install to gain ROOT access. Here is How to Enable ROOT on LineageOS 14.1
If there is no in-built ROOT or it does not work for some reason then you can try flashing SuperSU zip using recovery to gain ROOT access.


  1. Follow this if you are flashing LineageOS 14.1 for Nexus 4 (mako) for the first time, or coming from another ROM:

    Points to NOTE:
    – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
    – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
    – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

  2. Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 14.1 for Nexus 4 (mako):

After installing LineageOS 14.1 on Nexus 4 you may want to install Google Camera (GCam) or enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
How to ROOT LineageOS 14.1
Google Camera Download for all supported devices

Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Nexus 4 (mako) forum For other Android Nougat ROMs, LineageOS 14.1 ROMs, other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

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