Install XenonHD Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Nexus 4

Yesterday, I finally made a decision to update the my Nexus 4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, however, not with the help of Official Images but with the help of a Custom ROM. While searching, I couldn’t find any ROM that was enough to make me happy. I was a keen user of Mahdi ROM and by far that was the best ROM I had ever tried. If by any chance they updated their Work to the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, I will once again return to Mahdi ROM without any thinking at all. Till then I am enjoying this XenonHD Custom ROM, which is based on AOSP sources and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

As far as I have used it, the only problem I found was with the Charging, however, using another charger solved that problem too. Right now there is nothing that I have seen in it, that would change my mind to revert back to the Mahdi ROM. In this article, we will show you How to Install XenonHD Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Nexus 4. If you are interested in Other ROMs, you can Visit our Custom ROMs section or you can install this ROM on your Nexus 4 by following our tutorial below. This is not an official release from Google but a Custom ROM. Installation procedure uses the Fastboot commands to install this custom ROM. Your device must be rooted. Let’s go through the ROM features and early preparations and then flash this ROM.

Install XenonHD Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Nexus 4

Early Preparations:

Disclaimer

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Google in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Downloads Required:

XenonHD Custom ROM: Link

Gapps: Link

How to Install XenonHD ROM:

  • Connect your device with PC.
  • Copy and Paste the Above zip files to the root of your sdcard.
  • Open Recovery mode. How?
  1. Connect your device with PC
  2. Open Command Prompt in Fastboot folder. (ADB and Fastboot Tools Installer)
  3. Now Type: adb reboot bootloader
  4. Choose Recovery from Bootloader

CWM/PhilZ Touch Recovery:

  1. Back-up your ROM using the Recovery.
  2. To Perform a Back-up, Navigate to Back-up and Restore on Next screen, Choose Back-up again.
  3. Go back to Main Screen after the Back-up is complete.
  4. Then Navigate to ‘advance’ and choose ‘Dalvik Wipe Cache’, so you won’t get in any bootloop.
  5. Navigate to ‘Install zip from sd card’ another windows will open in front of you.
  6. Finally Select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”
  7. Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
  8. Select the update-XenonHD-01-04-15-signed-mako.zip file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  9. Go Back and Flash Gapps.zip
  10. Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++
  11. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

TWRP Users.

  1. Tap On Back-Up and Select System and Data
  2. Swipe the Confirmation Slider
  3. Tap on Wipe Button and Select Cache, System, Data.
  4. Swipe the Confirmation Slider.
  5. Go back to Main Menu and Tap Install Button.
  6. Locate the update-XenonHD-01-04-15-signed-mako.zip, GoogleApps.zip and Swipe the Slider To install it.
  7. Once the Installation is Over, you will be promoted to Reboot System Now
  8. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

The First boot might take up-to 5 minutes, so please be patient.


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