Update LG Nexus 4 E960 to SlimBean Build 8 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Custom ROM

Imagine your LG Nexus 4 E960 with Android 4.2.2 JB SlimBean Build 8 custom ROM. Sounds good, right? Especially since the tool is popular for its great results in terms of performance, stability, speed and so on.


Since you are interested in how to update your handset, we won’t waste any more time and just jump to the chase. Which begins with us telling you to look at the following requirements:

  • turn on USB Debugging;
  • make a backup (a backup of the phone’s internal memory data is also useful, so use an external SD card for that);
  • download (file name: Slim-mako-4.2.2.build.8-OFFICIAL) and afterwards Google Apps from this link on the PC;
  • use the bootloader and carrier unlocked model;
  • charge the battery of your handset;
  • install USB Drivers for the LG Nexus 4 E960 on your notebook.LG-Nexus-4-E960

How to flash SlimBean on your Nexus 4

  1. Here are the important instructions for the update. The ones that start this off tell you that you have to plug the phone to the personal computer and transfer the files from the laptop to your handset’s SD card without unzipping anything on your way there.
  2. Then wait for the copy + paste move to be over and after that unplug the phone from the notebook. Power the Google Nexus 4 off. For the next step: enter the handset in Recovery Mode by booting the phone into bootloader, go to this mode via the keys for Volume and opt for it via “Power“.
  3. The tasks you need to perform next are required so that the phone’s system is wiped. The options you should choose for this part are the following:
    Factory Reset/Wipe Data (confirm via “Yes” then go back to the phone’s recovery menu);
    Wipe Cache Partition;
    Wipe Dalvik cache.
  4. The next options have to be selected once you are done with the wiping actions above:
    – “install zip from SD card“;
    – “choose zip from SD card“.
  5. To see the SlimBean Build 8 zip file on the Nexus 4 E960, you should choose it with “Power” and then confirm. The file will soon begin a flashing process, so wait for that to end.
  6. The Gapps zip file also has to be sported by your handset; install it by redoing the actions that you were asked to perform for the installation of the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 SlimBean Build 8 zip file not too long ago.
  7. Return to the Recovery Menu after the packages are on the handset. Reboot the latter afterwards. This sort of action will make sure that your phone has the update firmware inside its “About phone“.

NOTE: In case the firmware is not in the “About phone”, repeat this tutorial till you spot it there.

“Status 7 error” is one of the problems you may come across during the guide. The solution we usually use to turn this around consists of the following steps:

  • on your phone, be sure to flash the sort of kernel this model needs;
  • then flash the Android 4.2.2 SlimBean Build 8 custom ROM on the device.

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Returning your phone to the ROM it was flashed with from the factory is an easy feat. You need to just do as shown below:

  • boot the E960 into the Recovery mode;
  • choose, afterwards, an option called “Backup & Restore“;
  • look for a list;
  • in it, locate your ROM;
  • choose it;
  • wait until it’s back on the phone.

In case the smartphone is stuck in a continuous boot loop (or in Samsung’s logo), you should perform the following: “Wipe Cache Partition” and then “Wipe Dalvik Cache“. Opt for the phone’s restarting option and the problem will be gone.