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Update Nexus 4 to Android 7.1.2 Pixel Dust r33 Nougat Custom Firmware

Pixel Dust r33 can be installed on Nexus 4 — it is based on latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat and packs great features. A lot of them are customisation features and some are tweaks to run your device smooth and fast. Its a great ROM and is liked by a lot of users out there. If interested in Android 7.1.2 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. Stock and official firmware are always good, but custom ROMs make them better with new features and lots of system tweaks that are not otherwise possible. This is clearly one of the advantages of rooting your Android phone (read: Benefits of Rooting an Android Device). You can update Nexus 4 to Android 7.1.2 Pixel Dust r33 Nougat custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by LG/Google, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod and your phone to be rooted in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your phone.

In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install Android 7.1.2 Pixel Dust r33 Nougat ROM on Nexus 4 with complete steps and instructions. We also have a set of important tips that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. Don’t forget to backup your phone as you will have to wipe all your data during the installation process. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.


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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 7.1.2 Pixel Dust r33 Nougat ROM Details:

This amazing Pixel Dust r33 custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. A quick list of the main features in Pixel Dust r33 is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Nexus 4:

Android 7.1.2_r6 (N2G47F)
* Security update: 2017-04-05
* All Pixel features present
* Pixel gapps are no longer included (the ROM is compatible with BeansGapps)
* GCC: 6.x
* Clang: 5.0.0

* Custom ambient display: SlimDoze 7.1.1
* Enable/disable doze notification color inversion
* Toggle dynamic notification title colors
* HSPA+ icons
* Pixel Dust r33 Wallpapers (Breathtaking Space Themed Wallpapers)

Additional QS tiles
* Night light
* Screenshot
* Caffeine
* Brightness
* Sound
* Screen record
* Compass
* Assist
* VoiceAssist
* Language toggle
* Peek notification toggle
* Music
* ADB over network
* Weather (powered by OmniJaws)

* Screenshot sound on/off
* Update SoundTile for silent mode (volume down in silent enters DND)
* Volume tone toggle

* Lockscreen PIN quick unlock

All further ROM Features can be found inside the Settings dashboard
* AppOps (allows to view/change app permissions)
* Pixel Dust r33 ROM Settings (see list below)
* Launch Substratum from dashboard (March version: root-less)
* Launch SuperSU from dashboard (needs an extra flash)

>>> Pixel Dust r33 ROM Settings include <<<
* Custom notification light per app
* Lights with Screen On
* Allow/Prevent notification light in Zen mode
* Custom battery light
* Wake on plug toggle

Status bar
* Status bar icon whitelist
* Custom clock and date settings
* Custom battery display
* Network Indicators
* Statusbar weather
* Statusbar brightness
* Add VOLTE Icon

Quick settings
* Custom tile animation options
* Vibrate on touch
* Brightness slider incl. option to en-/disable auto brightness icon
* Disable on secure lock screen
* QS tile titles visibility
* Configurable QS columns/rows count
* Custom QS header images
* QS tile scrollbar (in edit mode)
* Weather tile options

* Volume keys: power+vol up, volume button swap, music control, allow volume keys to wake the device
* Kill app back settings

Navigation bar
* One handed mode
* Navbar on/off
* Navbar dimensions
* Navbar tuner
* Dynamic navigation bar color

* Status bar dt2s
* Navigation bar dt2s
* Lock screen dt2s
* Three finger screenshot
* Partial screenshot

Lock screen
* Show clock & weather information (OmniJaws)
* Clock font
* Fingerprint authentication vibration
* Fingerprint unlock after reboot
* Lock screen torch
* Show lock screen alarm
* Media cover art toggle

Power menu
* Reboot
* Screenshot
* Screen record
* Flashlight
* On-The-Go mode
* Airplane mode
* Sound panel
* User switcher
* Settings shortcut
* Device lockdown
* Voice Assist
* Assist

Recents apps
* Immersive recents
* Clear all FAB
* Slim recents
* Slim recents membar: Colors & longclick to clear
* Slim recents app sidebar incl. icon pack support

* Power notification controls
* Heads up (Snooze, Whitelist)
* Show toast app icons (only for background apps)
* Custom toast window animation + colors
* Headset notification toggle

* incall vibration options: allow setting vibration when call is connected, when call is disconnected and for call waiting
* Scrolling cache
* Wakelock blocker
* Alarm blocker

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the LG Nexus 4, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this Pixel Dust r33 ROM based on the latest Android 7.1.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

LG Nexus 4 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for LG Nexus 4 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download LG Nexus 4 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Nexus backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Nexus 4 to Android 7.1.2 Pixel Dust r33 Nougat custom firmware.

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Saad Khan

A geek that has converted into a Software Engineer. An audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff.

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