How to install MIUI V5 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM on Google Nexus 4

September 18, 20130 Comments

Google Nexus 4 has been a favorite for most users who love Google services and its deep integration in Android. To make Nexus 4 users happy, we will tell you how you can install an unofficial build of MIUI V5 on your device. The custom ROM comes with a ton of features and services that can ramp your device capabilities in all aspects. The Custom ROM package consists of the Miui V5 Unofficial build zip plus the Gapps file. You can learn more about the Gapps and its contents on the official MIUI forum here.

The custom ROM is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and follow the steps described below if you want to install unofficial MIUI V5 on your Nexus 4. But before we begin the process, there are a few pre-requisites that you need to look into for completing the installation guide.

  • Backup all the data as the operation involved might result in loss of data and might need to recover all the data like the contacts and all. So, take a detailed backup of all your data. You can also make a NANDROID backup using either CWM or TWRP.
  • Then enable the USB debugging option on your phone by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Also make sure you have enough battery charge for the process to complete without any interruptions. Maintain about 60-70% of your battery.
  • As the update process will require that you root your device, you are bound to lose your warranty as the rooting process is unofficial. But you can always get back by flashing the stock Android firmware.
  • Also make sure that your phone has to on unlocked bootloader. Also you can use the CWM or TWRP Recovery for this tutorial.
  • Keep in mind that this guide is for advanced Android users for particularly Google Nexux 4 and we should not be blamed for any loss of data or in case you brick your device while trying to update it.

How to install MIUI V5 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM on Google Nexus 4

  1. First download the unofficial MIUI V5 zip file from HERE and save the unextracted file on your PC.
  2. Download the Google apps package according to your needs while referring to the MIUI forum link above. If you want Gapps with Extras V5 file, you can get it here. And if you need Gapps with No Extras V2 from here. Save the unextracted file on your PC.
  3. Connect your device to your pc and transfer the above downloaded files to your phone’s SD card and disconnect the device from pc.
  4. Now reboot your device into recovery mode .
  5. If you have not taken a NANDROID backup of the ROM, this is the time to do it. For CWM, select ‘backup and restore’ and confirm the backup.
  6. Then from recovery mode menu, select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.
  7. Select “+++ go back +++” and return to main recovery menu.
  8. Once done, from the main recovery mode menu, select “install from SD card” and choose the MIUI V5 zip from SD card. Select and update the file first and then flash the firmware.
  9. Then return, select “install from SD card” and choose the Google Apps zip from SD card. Select and then flash the firmware.
  10. Once done, reboot your device by selecting “reboot system now”.

There you go!! You now have successfully installed the unofficial version of MIUI V5 Android Jelly Bean Custom ROM on your Google Nexus 4. Check out all the features and capabilities of the newly installed ROM.In case you seem not to and want to revert back to the old ROM, you can always use the NANDROID back up we did and restore the device to the previously installed ROM. Have fun. Cheers!!

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