Monday, 18 November 2013

How to install Android 4.4 on LG Nexus 4

All of us are waiting for the Kitkat update and to feel that I am writing few steps which will help you to install the Android 4.4 on your Nexus 4.

Here are *steps. Please follow these steps only if you have good knowledge of what you are doing.

  1. Download the latest version from ROM from this XDA thread here. If latest version doesn't work for you try downloading older.
  2. Connect your Nexus 4 to your computer with a microUSB cord, go to File Explorer, and open up the internal storage folder of your Nexus 4.
  3. Drag the Android 4.4 KitKat ROM you just downloaded into the root of the storage (inside no folders)
  4. Power down the Nexus 4.
  5. Boot into recovery mode by holding the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
  6. When in recovery, use the volume up and volume down buttons to move and the power button to execute.
  7. You should see an Android laying down, with the word START above it. Press the Volume Down button until it says Recovery Mode and press the Power Button. You’ll then be booted into the recovery.
  8. First backup your device.

    You will lose everything on your phone when you wipe the device later, so backup your phone in the Backup and Restore section of the recovery first.
  9. After the backup is completed,  go to wipe data/factory reset and follow the prompts until the phone has been reset.
  10. Go to wipe cache partition and follow the prompts.
  11. Go to advanced and select wipe Dalvik cache and follow the prompts.
  12. Now let’s install your ROM.
  13. Go down to Install Zip > Install Zip From /sdcard > 0/ and then select the ROM. ( or something similar)
  14. Wait until the installation is completed and reboot your device. The initial boot will take some time, so be patient.
  15. Great, you are now running Android 4.4 KitKat. Enjoy!

*NOTE: It looks like the 4.4 ROM won't install with the stock TWRP custom recovery, so be sure to have either the modified TWRP recovery or Clockwork Mod (CWM) recovery installed before you continue. We're using Clockwork Mod, so the installation process will be based off of this recovery.

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