Android 8.0 Oreo has been installed to Nexus 4

Jesse Han   2017.09.20 4:13   Jesse Han  

If you still had a Nexus 4 in the pocket, you’ll be glad to know that Android 8.0 Oreo porting is in circulation for Google’s historic device.

This is obviously a nice porting. The truth is, most of features work properly though it is an experimental Oreo build. The Rom can be easily downloaded directly from the link below.

ROMs Download Directly

  • ua_mako-8.0.0-EXPERIMENTAL-20170918.zip
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/devdb/project/dl/?id=26695

Once you got the Rom file, then you can install it to your Nexus 4 via a custom recovery such as TWRP. The recognized developer from xda community,  Ziyan has only tried the pure system, that’s mean that there is no Google Apps. For those who want to use GApps, you need to install it separately.

GApps Download Directly
  • open_gapps-arm-8.0-micro-20170824-UNOFFICIAL.zip
    https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=745425885120757579

And you know, the above GApps is almost 200MB in size. In other words, it may not be enough space for installation. But anyway, we should make efforts to start with, right?

Write in the end, according to the developer, NFC is not working, so all of Nexus 4 users who are using this Android Oreo Rom should disable NFC function for avoiding any potential problems.