How to Install CM14.1 (Android 7.1) on Nexus 4


Nexus 4 owners who are eagerly waiting for the latest Android 7.1 Nougat, there is good news for them. The development team at CyanogenMod has released the first CM14.1 (based on Android 7.1) Nightly build for Nexus 4 that you can flash right now and explore the new features of Nougat. Below is the step-by-step guide on how to install Android 7.1 Nougat on Google Nexus 4 via CM 14.1.

Though experimental and will not get all the CM goodies right now, Nexus 4 owners can experience the features of the brand new Android 7.1 Nougat by installing CM14.1 Nightly build (mako). However, this build is not recommended, if your Nexus 4 is using as your primary phone. Read on to know the installation procedure.


As you all know, installing CyanogenMod 14.1 (mako) requires latest version of TWRP recovery (v3+) and root access on Nexus 4. If everything is ready, check out the pre-requisites before installing CM14.1.


– Backup all important data (contacts, apps, messages, etc.) you have on the phone
– Ensure 60-80% battery charge remaining on your phone
– Do not flash this rom on any device other than Nexus 4.

How to Install CM14.1 (Android 7.1) on Google Nexus 4

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1. Download latest build of CM14.1 (Nightly) for Nexus 4 (mako) [HERE] and save it on your phone’s internal storage.

2. Boot Nexus 4 into TWRP recovery mode (power off phone, press Volume Down + Power buttons until the bootloader appears, then release the buttons)

3. In TWRP recovery, select ‘Wipe’ and perform a factory reset, wipe data and the Dalvik cache.

4. Now, tap‘Install’, navigate and select the ROM zip file. Confirm the action by swiping the arrow to the left.

5. Once installation has finished, return to the main menu and reboot your phone.

6. To get Google services like Play store, you need to install Gapps (Google apps). Recommend to use the app ‘Open GApps’ for it.

Once booted up, setup your device and enjoy Android 7.1 Nougat. Leave your view in the comment section below.