Thanks for your input. After about 30-40 tries the phone rebooted. I don't think it was a battery problem since it had been on charge for over 24 hrs. However, after the bootloader screen I tried the UBports loader program and have successfully installed UT on the Nexus 4. I was suprised that it worked, because yes, the phone was completely unresponsive.
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RE: bricked Nexus 4?
RE: Differences between Nexus 4 models?
Thanks for all the responses and the breakdown of models. My main criteria for a phone is different than most people, I never use social media, seldom access the Internet and mostly just want reliable phone service and texting without invasive ads, some note taking and decent photos. Size is most crucial, I just want it to fit comfortably in my front pocket - and I don't want to spend much more than $50. The Nexus 4 is just over this size, but it's the smallest I can find that supports UT at this time. I had been using a WebOS Palm Pixi for the longest time, still the best phone I have owned.
I have not noticed overheating problems but again I don't really use my phone that much during the course of the day. UT runs fine, maybe not super speedy but not any slowness that I find noticeable. I have a handful of other issues that irk me but I want to have a phone to clone so I can safely re-install UT to see if that clears any of them up.
I will pick up another E960 and continue to experiment with alternate OSs. I like UT but still curious to see how something like Paranoid Android works. It also supports the Nexus 4.
Thanks again, really appreciate the advice
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RE: Having a lot of issues
Just a quick follow up. It seems a lot of the issues may be related to a flaky proximity sensor. I was able to monitor it with a sensor tool I installed from F-Droid. Very intermittent. Tracked the problem down when the phone screen started going to black on the Lineage install after a couple of days. Seems to be a common problem on the Nexus 4 but there is also a chip in the glass right near the sensor, so it may be that as well.
RE: Having a lot of issues
I did a complete re-install using UBports installer 4.11 beta. Obviously different in the way a lot of things looked and worked but still all the same problems (except the send icon in messages now visible in portrait mode)
Re-flashed the device with TWRP and then flashed LineageOS MicroG. Everything works, no problems. So not hardware - must be an incompatibility somewhere. I am certain the device is an LG Nexus 4, so IDK.
I really wanted to use UT, I prefer the UI over the Android UI and hoped I could keep all my computing in the Linux world. If anyone has any suggestions on why this wouldn't work on this phone I may be willing to try again but the Lineage flash seems to working flawlessly, much faster loading apps and it has a lot of features that were on on my wish list.
Again, I was coming from Web OS and that still is the best UI I have experienced as far as mobile devices go.
Thanks to everyone for all the support
RE: Install Lineage OS
Getting back to this because of problems I am experiencing with UT. I appreciate your response and the tip on MidroG.
I was able to successfully install TWRP - someone at the XDA forum was kind enough to post a step by step procedure and it went without a hitch.
Since I will be wiping the device for any other ROMs I will try re-installing UT and wipe the user data this time.
RE: Having a lot of issues
I have re-run the installer twice now, first with the stable channel and then with the RC channel (without wiping user data) to see if there were updates that might help.
Still having all the same issues. The phone was working well when I first installed UT, these problems have developed over time. Bluetooth is now unusable. The phone is now dropping incoming calls on connection.
Is there anyone who can help me troubleshoot this? Is is possibly a hardware issue? I'd really like to use UT but it's become almost impossible to use the phone.
Having a lot of issues
I am having a lot of problems with UT. It was working ok at first install but seems to be developing more and more problems. I re-installed last nite (without wiping user data) to see if that would help but the problems persist.
updated with UBports installer 0.4.9-beta
LGE Nexus 4
OS build number OTA-11
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Not sure what has changed, any advice on how to proceed appreciated.
Bluetooth mic not working with skype - distorted and garbled, always been a problem - Plantronics PLT V5200 headset
Bluetooth disconnects during phone call several seconds after call connects - new problem. I had been able to work around this by forgetting and re-discovering headset but that no longer helps
Music play with no problems but that's not something I use
Screen goes to black on phone call connecting - new problem
Screen not waking up on receiving phone calls - new problem
Screen not waking up on receiving text messages - new problem
Screen not waking up on alarm - new problem
No on screen notice from text received - new problem
No on screen notice from call missed - ?? don't remember if that was always like that
Can only send text in portrait mode - send icon is off screen, always been a problem
Quick Memo - items disappear on right to left swipe, this has happened several times now - new problem
Rotation sensitivity is bothersome, screen rotates kind of erratically.
Trying to Re-install
Trying to reflash UT. Got as far as "Flashing Firmware - Flashing partitions using fastboot" The device (Nexus 4) shows the open droid and says "downloading... but it seems to have hung up at this point. There is a "Start" button at the top of the nexus screen - do I need to press start? How long does flashing take? Can I safely get out of this mode?