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nexus 4 Learn from my mistake.


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After seeing someone with blue soft keys on their Nexus 4, I thought I'd try my hand at it. So I followed this guide.

I got a warning saying this was designed for Android 4.0 (I was running 4.2.1) but I proceeded anyway. The tweak completely removed the soft keys. Having a Nexus you'll understand this makes navigating the phone rather challenging. I had to find a Factory ROM (As Google had taken the default ones down).

So all this at 5AM, finishing at 7AM left me back at square one. I am brand new to Android though so hopefully learning this the hard way will be for the best.

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remember always backup before you install any mod. it will be very helpful and save you from lot of trouble.

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Backing up didn't restore the soft keys for me. I had to flash the ROM again.

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Backup the whole Rom in recovery (CWM or whatever for your phone) will restore the Rom as it was.

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Always backup your whole rom/system partition using something like clockworkmod. Titanium backup won't protect you against rom changes.

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