Nexus 4

Update LG Nexus 4 with Jellybean 4.2.2 Paranoid Custom ROM Firmware – Guide

Nexus4_RedLG Nexus 4 smartphone users can rejoice as in the due course of this article we will be guiding you to install the latest Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware update in the form of Paranoid Firmware which is one of the best firmware makers for Android smartphones. This Paranoid Custom Firmware is one of the most colourful Firmwares with many add-on features along with an all new fresh graphics which we have mentioned in the screen shots below. There have been many custom ROM firmwares for LG Nexus 4 but issues related to Camera and Battery were never addressed. All thanks to the makers of Paranoid Custom ROM firmware who have worked hard to save on battery life and also the added features.

To start with, you will need to make sure that you have backed up all the data with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored manually.

Note: Please don’t backup the data with the help of ROM manager as it may brick the device.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”

From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging, ensure that the USB debugging option is ticked. Also, minimum charge left in your device should be more than 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned off in the middle of firmware update.


Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your LG Nexus 4 doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

Before you proceed to the detailed instructions on you will have to make sure that your Nexus 4 smartphone is rooted which can be checked with the help of “Root Checker” application which can be downloaded from the Google PLAY Store. Just in case if the device is not rooted, you can root the same or even say unlock with the help of below mentioned links,

Procedure to Root LG Nexus 4 Android Phone

Procedure to Unlock LG Nexus 4 Bootloader

So assuming that you have already rooted the device, you can follow the instructions mentioned below for applying the Paranoid Custom ROM firmware in your Nexus 4.

Procedure to Update LG Nexus 4 with Paranoid Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware:

  • Now, disconnect the device and download the “ROM Manager” app from the PLAY Store and enter your phone in the Recovery mode. In recovery mode select “Wipe data/factory reset” & “Wipe Cache partition”. Also, select “advanced” and clear the Dalvik cache so that all the cache data is wiped off from your device.
  • Select “install zip from sd card” and then choose the Jellybean 4.2.2 Paranoid zip package and then the Google Apps Package which you have placed in your phone. Once selected, you need to press the Power button to confirm the same.
  • It will take around 3 -4 minutes for applying the update and once the update is applied, the device will land back to the Recovery mode screen. In recovery screen, you will have to select “reboot system now” for rebooting the device in the normal mode.

Note: Just in a rare case if the device doesn’t boot up or show the home screen then remove the battery and reinsert the same to boot the device again in the normal mode.

So there you go, your LG Nexus 4 device is updated with the latest version of Paranoid Custom ROM firmware which ropes in the latest Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware. Do let us know if you need any help as we will try our level best to sort out the same.




  1. Tony

    May 5, 2013 at 3:36 am

    File not found for the Paranoid firmware with the link above

  2. Josh

    May 5, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Does this overwrite any installed apps or app data?

  3. mononojao

    May 5, 2013 at 2:19 am

    How does one remove the battery on the nexus? Lol

    • Pradeep Neela

      October 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

      you need to long press on the power button to restart the device which stuck

  4. alex

    May 5, 2013 at 1:25 am

    “Note: Just in a rare case if the device doesn’t boot up or show the home screen then remove the battery and reinsert the same to boot the device again in the normal mode.” – you do understand that the nexus has non-removable battery, right?

  5. april

    May 4, 2013 at 4:54 am

    When are we going to be able to update our Samsung galaxy gs2 R760 to the 4.1.2 I have. Been waiting for ever it’s through. Us cellular. Thank you get back to me ASAP.

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