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Flash Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Nexus 4 with CyanideL Custom ROM

LG’s 2012 flagship smartphone Google Nexus 4 received the latest CyanideL custom firmware version. This ROM is based on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Android 5.1.1 Lollipop that brings a great set of modification features like statusbar ticker, privacy guard, custom LCD density, gesture control and much more. No doubt that stock ROMs are better but if you need more customizations, optimizations and battery improvements as well as installing custom ROM improve the device’s performance and UI experiences then custom ROM is a good choice for you. So if you have a Nexus 4 device then you can now taste the sweetness of Lollipop. We have given an easy guide on how to update Nexus 4 to Android 5.1.1 CyanideL Lollipop Custom ROM.


Keep in mind that this is a custom ROM which is not officially released by Google/LG, thus you’ll be required to have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP in order to install the ROM and Gapps zipped files on your phone. Ready to get the Android OS version on Nexus 4? Follow the given instructions carefully and check out some of the salient features of CyanideL Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Flash Android 5.1.1 CyanideL Lollipop Custom ROM on Nexus 4

CyanideL Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Features:

  • Nova launcher
  • FULL Ambient Display Implementation as Active Display from KK (via Squadzone and OmniRom)
  • Ad-Blocker
  • Custom Lockscreen Circle now with up to 10
  • Gesture Anywhere
  • Privacy guard
  • Priority notifications
  • Battery save custom color
  • WhisperPush support
  • AudioFX
  • CyanogenMod Theme Engine
  • SlimPIE controls
  • Exclusive Cyanide shortcuts/Actions


This tutorial containing the CyanideL Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware file is compatible only with LG-Google Nexus 4 (aka Mako) device. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Go to Settings > About phone > Model Number, to verify.


AndroidBlog will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Nexus 4 during or after the installation of Android 5.1.1 CyanideL Lollipop Custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Take a complete backup of all your data and settings on your Nexus 4 before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • Enable USB Debugging option on the phone by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Download and install Nexus 4 USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Ensure that your phone is rooted.
  • The latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM should be install on your device.
  • Make sure that the Nexus 4 has more than 80% battery to avoid unexpected shutdowns while installing ROM.

Required Files:

Steps to Install CyanideL Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Custom ROM on Nexus 4:

1:- First, download download CyanideL Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM ( and Google Apps for Nexus 4 on the desktop of the PC from the above given links.

2:- Connect your Nexus 4 to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.

3:- Transfer CyanideL Android 5.1.1 ROM .zip file to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.

4:- Disconnect the phone from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Bootloader Mode.

5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power to enter into BootloaderMode.

6:- Now, follow the on-screen instructions and select Bootloader > CWM Recovery.

7:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.

8:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.

9:- Navigate to the Android 5.1.1 CyanideL Lollipop ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.

10:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.

Your LG Nexus 4 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

You’ve successfully installed the latest Android 5.1 update via CyanideL Lollipop firmware on your Nexus 4.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any query or trouble while following the above given steps.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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