CyanogenMod 13 brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Google Nexus 4

CyanogenMod 13 brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Google Nexus 4
If your current smartphone has stopped receiving official Android updates from the manufacturer, chances are that you'll turn to CyanogenMod in order to get a taste of the most recent Android versions. Last week, CyanogenMod 13 brought Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Samsung Galaxy S3, and now it's time for the Google Nexus 4 to receive the same treatment.

It was a sad day for those rocking the LG-made Nexus 4 when Google announced that the smartphone will not receive an official update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Given the popularity of the phone, however, many had a feeling that an unofficial Marshmallow port will arrive sooner rather than later, and it looks like this hunch was well founded. The team behind CyanogenMod have just launched a nightly CM 13 build for the Nexus 4, effectively bringing the latest Android version to the three-year-old smartphone.

Nowadays, Nexus smartphones are insanely popular and in high-demand. However, this wasn't always the case: the HTC Nexus One, the Samsung Nexus S, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus were all very good smartphones, but it was the Nexus 4 that broke the popularity ice back in 2012 when it launched. At the time, the Nexus 4 rocked the hottest specs in the Android ecosystem, but Google priced the phone at a very affordable $299.

Since this is the first nightly build of CyanogenMod 13 for the Google Nexus 4, chances are that the OS isn't stable enough to be recommended for daily drivers. On the other hand, if you just have to get your Nexus 4 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, feel free to head on over to the source link below and download CyanogenMod 13.

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7 Comments

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

This is why I do not taste CyanogenMod's nightlys: unstable. These nighylies drain juice like he**! I'll rather wait longer for the stable CM13.

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

nightlys*

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I might give this a shot. I literally got a new Nexus 4 battery out of my mailbox like 5 minutes ago (old one is bulging), plus mine is still on 4.4.4KK (LiquidSmooth).

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LiquidSmooth is probably my favorite. Good choice.

5. tacarat

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Antutu has a battery benchmark in their app. I don't suppose you'd post your results and source after its broken in? My last two batteries are low on the scale and get less than 2 hours SoT. Mine was from sz3cshop2014, eBay. Very helpful, but the batteries underperform. Can't complain too much for $10, though.

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

To be honest, tacarat, I barely use my Nexus 4 anymore. It sits next to my bed and I use it for alarms and alerts, but there's no SIM card in it (just on wifi). Mainly I was going to use it to test ROMs for my OnePlus One. If you leave me a contact method for you, I'll let you know if/when I give this (or other Marshmallow ROMs) a try.

8. tacarat

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

If anything, just post it here. More people might benefit from it. Pity there's no direct messaging through the site.

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