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How to install Android L on the Nexus 4

We have already made a guide on How to install the new Android L developer preview on the Nexus 7 (2012 edition)  but it is now also possible to install Android L on the Nexus 4. The build is a direct port from the Android L version of the Nexus 5 where most of the features work (not like the Android L port for the Nexus 7).

The port for the Nexus 4 is incredibly unstable and shouldn’t be installed if you are planning on using your device as a daily driver, we can recommend it if you are a developer and just want to try your app on the new OS.

How to install Android L on the Nexus 4

  1. Requires: Unlocked Bootloader and Custom recovery installed
  2. First we are going to need to download the ported version, which can be done from here (proof available here) [We are aware of the limited downloads Google Drive has and are working with the developer on getting it on a different file sharing website]
  3. Put the .zip file on your SD Card
  4. Boot your device into custom recovery
  5. Head over to “Install from Zip”
  6. Select the .zip file you put on your SD card in step 2
  7. We highly recommend you also use the “Wipe Cache Partition” option
  8. Reboot your device into Android L

Don’t forget to check out our guide on How to get Android L Style notifications on any android device, How to get the Android L Keyboard on any android device and if you own a LG G3, check out Tweakbox