[ROM][N4][NMF26O] Fake nexus rom for Nexus 4. [Dec/06/2016]

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Oct 28, 2014
[ROM][N4][NMF26O] Fake nexus rom for Nexus 4. [Dec/06/2016]

This is an Android 7.1 custom rom for Nexus 4 that fully integrated Gapps. (Pixel Launcher, Google dialer, Contacts, Webview, backuptransport, etc.. )







  • Almost same as Pure Nexus Stock image.
  • Enabled SEAndroid, No Rooting feature provides for security reason.
  • All build scripts are opened on github
  • 3G data is disabled as default for user that has cheap data plan. But you can enable on data setting menu.
  • Stock rom users can use this rom without perform reset userdata partition. (In theoretically, it can be applied to other custom rom users, but not tested. )
Known Issues
  • Nougat version is still unstable. Please use at your own risk.
  • Some apps can be crashed (ex: firefox, games using unity, etc...)
  • Camera app shows invalid orientation on preview screen
    [*] User switch feature is not working. It should be fix in next release.
  • Please see FAQ

Installation instructions

1. power down
2. press power and volume down button, and your nexus 4 will go fastboot mode
3. connect usb cable with your PC
4. run fastboot for flashing

If you are using stock factory image or already use this rom.
$ fastboot update occam-img-20160108.zip

Or if you are using other custom roms, you might perform clear userdata partition.
$ fastboot -w update occam-img-20160108.zip

After flashing, it needs several (about 5-10) minutes to complete booting.

Dec/06/2016: 20161206 (testing)

Nov/08/2016: 20161108 (deprecated)

Nov/03/2016: 20161103 (deprecated)

Nov/01/2016: 20161101 (deprecated)

Oct/25/2016: 20161025 (deprecated)
  • Integrate Wallpaper picker on Settings
  • Integrate Google Backup & Sync on Settings
  • Integrate Google Storage Manager
  • Add Gesture menu on Settings
  • Enable color temperature setting in developer options
  • Use Ustwo wallpaper as default
  • Add Google Wallpapers
  • Stub apks can show round icons

Oct/21/2016: 20161021 (deprecated)
  • Update to NDE63P(android-7.1.0_r4)
  • apply pixel bootanimation, sounds, white navbar
  • apply latest pixel launcher
  • apply rounded icons for launcher
  • Note: it is not capable to use google assistant. :p
  • Note2: apps are not odexed, so, boot speed can be slow.
  • Note3: default ringtone, alarm, and notification sound is changed.
    If you cannot hear these sounds, please set manually.

Oct/05/2016: 20161005 (deprecated)

Oct/04/2016: 20161004 (deprecated)

Sep/30/2016: 20160930 (deprecated)

Sep/26/2016: 20160926 (deprecated)

Sep/23/2016: 20160923 (deprecated)

Sep/07/2016: 20160907 (deprecated)

Sep/05/2016: 20160905 (deprecated)
Sep/03/2016: 20160903 (deprecated)
Aug/31/2016: 20160831 (deprecated)

Aug/29/2016: 20160829 (deprecated)

Aug/28/2016: 20160828 (deprecated)

Aug/02/2016: 20160802 (stable)

Jul/07/2016: 20160707 (deprecated)

Jun/07/2016: 20160607 (deprecated)

May/03/2016: 20160503 (deprecated)

Apr/12/2016: 20160412 (deprecated)

Apr/05/2016: 20160405 (deprecated)

Mar/21/2016: 20160321 (deprecated)

Mar/09/2016: 20160309 (deprecated)
  • sync sources properly and rebuild
Mar/08/2016: 20160308 (deprecated)

Feb/02/2016: 20160202 (deprecated)

Jan/08/2016: 20160108 (deprecated)

Jan/05/2016: 20160105 (deprecated)

Dec/10/2015: 20151210 (deprecated)
  • fix Google LatinIME to enable swipe gesture.
    In 20151209 version, this rom used latinime from n7 factory image, and it had some problems when try to input with swipe gesture.
    So I replaced with latinime from n5 factory image.
    It is binary change, so there is no git commit link.

Dec/09/2015: 20151209 (deprecated)

Dec/08/2015: 20151208 (deprecated)

Nov/21/2015: 20151121 (deprecated)
Nov/11/2015: 20151111 (deprecated)

Nov/08/2015: 20151108 (deprecated)

Nov/07/2015: 20151107 (deprecated)
Nov/03/2015 : 20151103 (deprecated)

Oct/30/2015 : 20151030 (deprecated)

Oct/29/2015 : 20151029-1 (deprecated)
Oct/29/2015 : 20151029 (deprecated)

Oct/25/2015 : 20151025 (deprecated)

Oct/24/2015 : 20151024 (deprecated)

Oct/21/2015 : 20151021 (deprecated)

Oct/16/2015 : mra58k (deprecated)

  • initial release

Before you ask something about this rom
  • Please read this article at first..
    If you cannot read English well, it's okay. There are many translations of this article.
    This is a very famous article for beginners that want to solve their problems.
  • Please DO NOT ASK via Private Message or Mail as described as upper article.
    I cannot reply all messages and I may not understand all your problems.
    If you post your question in this thread, any others can tell about your problems.
  • If you want to report your issue with this rom specific, please share bugreport data.
    You can gather bugreport data with following methods.

    Turn on USB debug feature, connect with PC, and run this command
    $ adb bugreport > bugreport.txt
    Go to Developer options, select Take bug report. After several minutes, notification will be shown to share data.

Stable (Aug/02/2016): https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=24651430732235260
Testing (Dec/06/2016): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=457095661767121028

XDA:DevDB Information
fake_nexus, ROM for the Google Nexus 4

Source Code: https://github.com/ganadist/vendor_fake_nexus/tree/nougat-dev

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
Based On: AOSP

Version Information
Status: Testing
Current Stable Version: 20160802
Stable Release Date: 2016-08-02
Current Beta Version: 20161206
Beta Release Date: 2016-12-06

Created 2015-10-21
Last Updated 2016-12-06


Senior Member
Oct 11, 2015
Is there any way to apply torchlight fix to frank ROM as a flashable zip?

Sent from my Nexus 4 using XDA Forums


Senior Member
Feb 27, 2009
So with this I can just login after start and use google restore and also my apps will be able to backup to drive when the developer implemented it? Or do I still need to set permissions for gapps?

//Edit: Cmon, I just flashed da **** :D Yeah works as stated above.
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Oct 14, 2015
What's new in testing? And what does it mean no ROOTed. Aren't those custom kernels, rooted already? (noob question).
Many thanks.
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Oct 14, 2015
Ah sorry. I mistook lines. I was reading it like Oct/21/2015 : 20151021 (testing) and nothing there. (feeling stupid)


Senior Member
Feb 27, 2009
Shouldn't a long press on the recent square switch to the previously used app? It does not work in this rom but did on franks. This was really cool.
Camera is launched on double tap on home circle oO nice


Senior Member
Oct 28, 2014
Shouldn't a long press on the recent square switch to the previously used app? It does not work in this rom but did on franks. This was really cool.
This rom provide only stock rom features.
I have no plan to add other features.

Camera is launched on double tap on home circle oO nice
You find it!
That is hidden test feature that samsung phones have.
And I put for vefify https://android-review.googlesource.com/177020


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Oct 28, 2014


Senior Member
Oct 8, 2015
Can you integrate large version of Google Now Launcher (1.2.large) which originally comes with Nexus 5, 6...? Your rom contains 1.2.small version of Google Now Launcher.
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Sep 17, 2011
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Feb 1, 2009
travel for work alot
Hmm seems interesting seeing that 3 days left on the battery page screenshot . I have not seen mine say more than a little over a day left since a LP ROM I had a very very long time ago where 3 days was almost actually what I got pretty darn close to a few times . Very cool
Update- just checked and at 91% left its says 14 hrs left lol. But I'm currently running a different Android 6.0 ROM but must say hands down this Marshmallow is the FASTEST/smoothest I've ever seen my N4 run. Hell was gunna get me a N6 or the newer N5 so I could use my google fi invite but Im very happy with my device speed that I'm not sure I want to atm now .
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