Nexus 4 AOKP 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM Build 1 available

Although Google and LG have come under fire for not supplying anywhere enough of the phenomenally in-demand Nexus 4 smartphone, it has to be said that this shouldn’t reflect badly on the phone itself as it is mightily impressive at a very affordable cost. Many of you who have managed to obtain the Nexus 4 will be Android enthusiasts keen on customizing their devices and with this in mind we thought we’d bring you news of the AOKP 4.2.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM Build 1, which is now available.

The AOKP Android 4.2.1 Build 1 Jelly Bean custom ROM detailed here is for the Nexus 4 only and offers a plethora of new features and improvements. Just some of the list include General UI enhancements such as custom boot animation, custom carrier label, notification background, status bar brightness slider and power menu options. For the Lockscreen this ROM brings customizable text color and volume wake and music controls while changes to the Navigation Bar include fully customizable NavBar, menu arrow keys while typing and customizable NavBar Ring. The statusbar, LED control, custom vibrations, sound settings, themes support and NFC polling modes also benefit from the ROM.

If you wish to install this custom ROM you need to first have a Nexus 4 that’s been rooted and also have ClockworkMod recovery installed but before you even think about it we will give readers our usual caution. If you are not used to tampering with your device then we warn against flashing this ROM. We never recommend using custom ROMs or interfering with your device and if you choose to do so and something goes wrong then it is at your own risk and entirely your own responsibility. However we do know that many of our readers, especially Nexus device owners, are interested in this aspect of owning a smartphone so like to bring you the latest news for customizing your devices. Please read all of the following and be assured that you understand what you’re doing before you start.

Firstly you need to back up your important data and you’ll also be required to hook your phone up to a computer as well as have USB drivers installed properly on your Nexus 4. You’ll also need to make sure your Nexus 4 is at least 80% to 85% charged before you begin to avoid the risk of bricking your phone. You can find the full list of features that this ROM will bring at Team Android here as well as important tips, a step-by-step tutorial and all of the necessary download links. Team Android also advises that the majority of their tutorials are for factory-unlocked versions of devices and that they don’t recommend the use of these ROMS on devices that are locked to a carrier.

We’re really interested to hear your thoughts on the AOKP Android 4.2.1 Build 1 Jelly Bean ROM. Do you like the sound of what this ROM has to offer? If you install this ROM then let us know if the process went smoothly and what you think of the results by sending us your comments.

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