Update LG Nexus 4 E960 to Jelly Bean 4.2.2 SlimBean Build 7 Custom ROM

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you can install Android 4.2.2 on your LG Nexus E960: yes, you can, and you will see how if you stick with us.

The smartphone has the following custom firmware to help with the update: Jelly Bean 4.2.2 SlimBean build 7 custom ROM. As usual with SlimBean, you will notice there are no security problems, the tool is stable, fast and you will come across features such as translation updates, Privacy Guard, optimization options and so on.


For the guide to be successful, you have to respect these requirements:

How to install SlimBean Build 7 on Nexus 4

  1. Then begin the tutorial by plugging the Nexus 4 to the laptop and then follow this up by moving both the zip files from above to the handset’s SD card root, after which you should unplug the devices from each other.
  2. After that make sure your phone is powered off; only if it is in that state can you boot it into Recovery Mode. The latter action must be performed thus: boot the device into bootloader, then wait and afterwards go to Recovery Mode by way of the phone’s Volume buttons; choose this mode via Power.
  3. If you are done, a couple of wiping action should be operated. Start by opt for Factory Reset/Wipe Data. Then go back to the Recovery Menu when you are done and then choose Wipe Cache Partition.
  4. Choose, for the last wiping task, this option: Wipe Dalvik Cache. There is a pair of options that have to be selected now: Install zip from SD card and Choose zip from SD card.
  5. For now, your duty is to do as follows: after you see the SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 7 ROM, you should opt for it with Power and then confirm the flashing.
  6. At the end of the installation phase you need to install the Google Apps archive by performing the same steps that were required of you for the other file’s flashing.
  7. Confirm the action from before, then return to the phone’s Recovery Menu. Now do the following: choose the phone’s restarting option; once the booting into the required tool is done, you can enjoy it as much as you want from this moment on.

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NOTE: Returning to the smartphone’s old ROM is not that hard to do. You just have to boot the LG Nexus 4 E960 into Recovery; then opt for Backup&Restore. After that make sure you look for the ROM you are after; when you see it, choose it from a list that will pop on the display and the ROM you missed will get back on your handset.

If you should see that your device throws a “Status 7 error” right back at you, the only way to get your Google Nexus 4 out of this jam is to flash, on it, a compatible kernel. Then install the tool we chose for today’s tutorial. However, if your phone is stuck in a boot loop or the manufacturer logo, then you need to opt for the following before you reboot the handset: Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe Dalvik Cache.