CyanogenMod Nexus 4
July 4, 2014
For the first time on the Nexus 4, I’ve installed a Custom ROM, and to date this was my largest fail yet.
I didn’t brick the device, although the password for the encryption I’d set up was continually rejected 🙁
I had to wipe the device completely, to remove drive encryption, and start Cyanogen 10.2.1, the last stable build based on Android 4.3.1, which is apparently more secure than later builds.
I made a complete backup of the device, then used Titanium Backup for apps and system data. For the first time I had the foresight to backup my contacts, I usually go dark after a ROM upgrade, plus the Bitcoin wallet I use on my phone.
All of the requested apps were restored with ease; except for PayPal? I left out everything Google, setup and added XPrivacy, AFWall+, Orbit, and OpenVpn, with no issues.
Email goes through K9, including GMail accounts that I need to keep.
- Swype text entry, although there’s a trail when I drag my finger, it doesn’t seem to record the words? Sure I can find another app to help
- Volume for ringtones and alerts, but who uses their phone for calls 😉
- WiFi and Bluetooth; I read this is a known issue for people loading this ROM from KitKat. Solution is to install OFW 4.3, and then back to this Cyanogenmod build.
- Hangouts for PM’s
- Office for docs
- Keep for notes
I see an Android weekend ahead, and I could still end up on stock 4.4.4 😉 Posted from working WordPress app!