How to Root Your Nexus 4 (Simplistic, Downloadable Guide Included)

 Update! Sorry about that ya’ll!  I forgot to put a link to the download at the bottom of the page!  It’s up now 🙂
As I mentioned in my last article, after a painfully long wait, I finally received my Nexus 4. Not more than four hours after picking it up from the T-Mobile store, I rooted the beautifully shinning voice and made a backup. After that it was time to put a custom ROM on. Why a custom ROM you ask?

  • Change the boot logo
  •  Modify the look of the status bar 
  •  Make changes to the navigation bar 
  •  Get rid of the yellow tint that comes with the Nexus 4 (thanks for that Google) 
  •  Add more options to the bottom ring other than the standard Google now 
  •  Add more items to the quick settings 
  • And more!

Do all of those changes sound good to you? If they at least peak your interest then you really should consider rooting your device and using Slim Bean as the ROM of your choice. If you’re among the fortunate ones to have already received your Nexus 4 and would like to root it, I’m not sure when (or if) I’ll be making a rooting video. However, treat yourself by downloading The Tech Temple’s free Nexus 4 Rooting Guide, which is composed of simple, short notes I used when rooting my device. It’s extremely useful and it’s something I make personally every time I root a device.  In the guide I also mention a few must have apps in order to get the most out of your Nexus 4.  You can check out at XDA if you’d like further information that what I’ve provided.

Download My Simplistic Nexus 4 Rooting Guide
If you have any questions, please leave me a message in the comments below. And after you’ve tried Slim Bean, let me know what you think about it! Do you prefer any other ROMs?  If so, which are your favorites?


Jared is a simple, passionate tech enthusiast who loves to help people get the most from their Android smartphones. As a smartphone consultant, immediate help and saving money on accessories (cases, screen protectors, gadgets, etc.) are his forté. Feel free to connect with him on !

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