Questions tagged [nexus-4]

For questions about the LG Nexus 4, the first phone to ship with Android 4.2. Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to the Nexus 4.

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Broke my Nexus 4 screen, is there a plug & play keyboard so I can unlock it?

I broke the screen on my Nexus 4 and it has a passcode for the lock screen. Is there any way I can unlock it without fixing the screen, e.g. buying some sort plug & play keyboard for the micro-USB ...
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How to repartition Google Nexus 4 (aka. LG E960)?

Over a month ago, LineageOS rolled out Oreo (I think) update for the Nexus 4 (mako), but there's a catch - the system now takes up so much space, that even the nano version of open-gapps package can ...
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Nexus 4 does not seem to boot. What options are there?

I had not used my nexus 4 for a long time. Took it out recently charged it up and when attempting to boot, it just does not start. Some times it turns off at "Optimizing apps" screen and sometimes it ...
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OTG mouse not working in Android 4?

I have Nexus 4 with broken touch screen and with Android 4.4.4 installed. I tried to connect a USB mouse using a OTG micro-usb adapter, but it doesn't work. The mouse doesn't even light up. Any idea ...
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Android home buttons not work (e,g, back button/home and recent apps)

I have a nexus 4, got it roughly 5 years ago, and it has been working fine up until today. When I boot it up, I can open the phone but sometimes, when I hit my passcode, it freezes and I have to ...
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How to Clean Sticky Residue on My Smartphone? [closed]

I had this my Nexus 4 for over 3 years and have upgraded to newer smartphone. I wish however to still keep my Nexus 4. I kept it in Diztronic TPU protective case that worn out with time and no longer ...
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Hi all. I am unable to connect my Nexus 4 to my personal PC with MTP

I am unable to connect my Nexus 4 to my personal PC with MTP, but able to connect Nexus4 to my office PC via MTP and able to transfer data. Can anyone suggest what would be the problem why my Nexus4 ...
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HOWTO: Convert android phone into headless linux machine

I am looking for a way to convert my old android smartphones into headless 'over the network' linux devices. What I am looking for is, I should be able to SSH onto the device Use linux command-line (...
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ADB/fastboot stopped working in recovery mode

Something went wrong when I updated my Nexus 4 (Mako) with Paranoid Android 6 via TWRP 2.8. I formated the phone in Recovery Mode but now I unable to connect to adb to transfer new OS image in the ...
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Nexus 4 drops connection to sim card when battery is low(ish)

For a few weeks now, my Nexus 4 (Android 5.1.1, stock rom) has occasionally lost the connection to the sim card. It won't have any connection to a network (indicator in the status bar is an empty ...
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Can I flash a separate radio image and have a working radio?

I have a rooted LGE Nexus 4. Installed on it are the Team Win Recovery Project and CyanogenMod 13 (Android 6). I found this guide to installing stock Android 6 onto a Nexus 4, and it provides pre-...
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Error “FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for defined data type))” While Flashing Nexus 4

I have a Nexus 4 that was soft bricked during an OTA update. I have tried to flash several factory images to it and every time it gave me the error "FAILED (data transfer failure (Value too large for ...
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Soft Bricked Nexus 4

A long time ago my Nexus 4 was doing an OTA update and crashed midway through. Now when I try to power it on it shows the google symbol then a standing Android with its chest open and a progress bar ...
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Suspicious guest user activity and keyboard setting changes

A guest user is occasionally created on my phone and I don't know why. It consumes some mobile data, as indicated by Android's data usage report. Another suspicious thing is that my keyboard's ...
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How to find my recovery version

I am using CyanogenMod with CM-Recovery. my phone is encrypted. So I update my ROM using sideload. But I want which version of recovery I am using.
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Nexus 4 stuck in boot loop

Yesterday some guy has changed my 3.5 mm jack in nexus 4. Old one was broken. After that I could not turned on my phone. I saw infinite boot. I had android 5 in that time. Today I install android 4.2....
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Turn off vibration on apps for nexus

Is there any way to turn off the vibration on the nexus 4 phone? I would like to open up the phone and rip out the vibration device it is annoying me that much. For all calls and SMS there is no ...
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Devices are not found when executing command (but “fastboot devices” finds them)

I'm trying to install CyanogenMod on Nexus 4 and so far I had done this: - installed google driver; - enabled developer options on my phone; - enabled debugging by USB; - unlocked my device using ADB; ...
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Nexus 4 Crash after Google logo, now red flashing light

I got a really confusing problem at hand with my Nexus 4 right now. When I woke up in the morning, I looked at my phones screen. Everything was looking fine (and I had about three quarters of my ...
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Nexus 4 disable vibrate

I am using a Google Nexus 4, running Android 5.1.1. I am trying to disable vibrations when I use the unlock pattern, or the main button panel home, back, and open apps tray. All of these buttons ...
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Nexus 4 Red Notification light with full battery

I have a problem with my Nexus 4. About once in a week it goes in the "deep hibernation mode" and shows this behavior: Red notification light on Nexus 4, won't power on, device unresponsive My ...
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How to import an existing mmssms.db to an Android Virtual Device?

I've downgraded from Cyanogenmod 13 (Android 6.0.1) to Android stock 5.1.1, and kept my previous mmssms.db file, but it is incompatible with older Android versions. I would like to import this ...
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Nexus 4 - Random reboot

I have a 3 years old LG Nexus-4, I have tried multicore cpu controller pro and some cardboard/VR apps (google cardboard, fulldive, etc..) recently & I have faced some rare random restart for 4-5 ...
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Infamous Marshmallow WiFi battery drain

Yes, the infamous battery drain bug. I've tried every fix in the book and I can't solve the problem. I've got a Nexus 4 with Chroma (1/18/2016 build) and Hell's core(3.4.0-hC-b87-M) (Marshmallow). I ...
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Unlocking the screen of Nexus 4 from pc

I am trying to unlock myphone through pc as the screen is broken and does not work. For now only power and volume buttons work. I tried looking around and found about ADK but whenever I tried to run ...
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Bluetooth Car Disconnects :(

Having a pretty irritating issue with my bluetooth connection and my car. The phone will connect up no problem, but as soon as you try to play a track, switch apps or sometimes even unlock the phone, ...
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How to keep my screen light on during the call (Nexus 4, Android 5.1.1)

I have a Nexus 4 (Android 5.1.1). My proximity sensor does not work well. I don't have any cover. The distance it detects is always 0 cm. One solution I found is turn on "Power button ends call". ...
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Nexus 4 end of support

I think I've read that Nexus 4 will not receive monthly security updates any more. But I couldn't find the official information, other than this general page. Can you help me with this ?
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Nexus 4 shows up empty on Windows Explorer

I connected my Nexus 4 to my PC via USB. When I open the device in Windows Explorer, though, it's empty. I made sure to install an MTP driver. How can I access the file system of my phone? Edit: I ...
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Cannot edit contacts in Marshmallow / Gmail contacts sync

Merry Christmas! So, I recently upgraded from Nexus 4 to 5x. My contacts used to live on the sim, but since having to change sim (micro -> nano). I exported the contacts using the Contacts app to a ....
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Nexus 4 3G not working

The phone is running AOSP Marshmallow, it is rooted and has Xposed installed. Mobile operator is Latvian Mobile Phone with working data plan. I can send and receive calls and texts and use WiFi. So ...
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Virtual track pad to control mouse pointer in android

I have a nexus 4 phone, which has lost half of the screen's touch capability due to its digitizer capability. I would like to have "TouchMousePointer Windows app" like app in android and place it on ...
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CM 12.1 Nightly Mako Home Button Not Showing

When I go to landscape mode on my Nexus 4 with a CM 12.1 Nightly, the home button gets cut off, and the other buttons are not showing. How can I fix this?
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How can I wipe my SD card on an unresponsive Nexus 4?

About two years ago, I dropped my Nexus 4 and shattered the screen. It no longer registered touches and is unusable. I'm finally getting around to recycling all of my busted electronics, and I ...
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adb backup finishes without saving data [duplicate]

I'm using a rooted Google Nexus 4 (mako) with CyanogenMod 11 and adb 1.0.32 on OS X. I also use disk encryption. adbd is running as root. I'm trying to create a full backup using: adb backup -apk -...
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Nexus 4 2G/3G not working

The phone is running AOSP Marshmallow, is rooted and has Xposed installed. Mobile operator is Latvian Mobile Phone with working data plan. I can send and receive calls and texts and use WiFi. So far ...
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Are there any disadvantages of enabling LTE on Nexus 4?

I've heard it is possible to enable LTE for the Nexus 4. Are there any disadvantages of this? I assume there is a reason why it isn't enabled by default.
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Nexus 4 - Bootloop after screen replacement

I've replaced a screen on a Nexus 4, and now I can't turn it on, it goes into bootloop. I can enter recovery mode, and even tried to wipe cache partition but it didn't help. One more detail, I'm ...
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Can Nexus devices be SIM locked?

I have Nexus 4 from Fido (Canadian provider). I want to use with another provider, but I don't know if it's locked by Fido. I read this discussion and see opposite points of view: NEXUS devices ...
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All of the Xposed framework zips I flashed gave me a bootloop. Why is that so?

I have a Google Nexus 4 running stock 5.1.1. It's rooted. I'm aware that there is no official release of Xposed for SDK 22. I tried flashing more than two unofficial zips via TWRP. And all of them ...
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Questions about “Nandroid” backups

I have a nexus 4 and I'm having issues with Android 5.0 so I was thinking to go back to 4.4.4, but first I want to backup the current state. Before I do this, I have a few questions: if create a ...
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How to do a clone / backup & restore between identical devices via USB and broken screen

I have a Nexus 4 with a recently broken screen, and another Nexus 4 that works. I would like to copy all of the data, apps, etc, from the broken Nexus 4 to the working Nexus 4. The broken phone still ...
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How do I connect to my phone that's in vigilant coma?

So I have this phone that looks like it's working fine under the hood, but input (power button and touchscreen) as well as the output (display) are pretty much dead. Interlude on what happened ...
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Android boot loop after fresh install

Phone: Nexus 4 with the latest android 5.1.1. Accidentally I broke my screen and turned off my phone. After a month my screen was replaced and then I got stuck in the boot loop at the start. I've ...
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Radio problem with Nexus 4

It seems I have always had some sort of radio connection problem with this phone, however since the most recent updates it's gotten really bad. My blue tooth headset (sometimes) constantly connects, a ...
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Homescreen appears to be on while it's off

I know it sounds weird, but when I turn off the screen using the power button I have the feeling that it doesn't turn off completely. I'll try to explain why. I press the power button, the home-...
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Nexus 4 Stuck at “Checking connection..” after factory reset

My Nexus4 mobile is on android-5.1.1 version. Today I tried to factory reset my mobile and completed reset. After reset rebooted my mobile and it went through language selection screen. Selected wi-fi ...
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Nexus 4 won't stay connected to WiFi after 5.1.1bis update

A week or two ago, I got an OTA update for what I now assume to be the second 5.1.1 release, which I will henceforth refer to as "5.1.1bis", and references to just "5.1.1" will mean the originally ...
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Google Nexus 4 suddely stop even battery is not empty

My Google Nexus 4 suddenly began to stop unexpectedly at random times. After few times I could not even boot up the OS. I could recover by factory reset wipe from the recovery mode. Unfortunately ...
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Nexus 4 won't charge or boot (red light)

I have been reading a bunch of articles on ways to fix this "red light" issue. My issue seems a bit different from most articles as the red light does not show up when I plug in my charger. Articles I ...