With just a days after Nexus 5 was released by the tech giant Google, with the most awaited Android 4.4 OS, finally there was an end to all the hype and accidental leaks of the device. If you are a Nexus 4 owner and planning to buy Nexus 5, think again. Here’s some great news for Google Nexus 4 users. The Android 4.4 KitKat OS is coming to Nexus 4 handsets. The official ROM release by Google is not certain. For users who cannot wait till Google releases the ROM update, here is the procedure to download Android 4.4 on Nexus 4 thanks to the Android developers community:
Step 1: Get the bootloader unlocked. Once the LG Nexus 4 is rooted, get a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod recovery installed on the phone.
Step 2: Make sure all the personal information, files, data, and settings have been backed up before proceeding further.
Step 3: Power interruption is expected when you start the process. A battery percentage of at least 50% is necessary, though it is suggested that the battery is charged fully before updating the OS.
Step 4: USB debugging should be enabled on your Nexus 4 device. “Settings > Developer Options > USB debugging mode”
Step 5: Make sure all USB drivers that are necessary for your Computer are installed. Proceed further by downloading Android 4.4 KitKat OS ROM file to your PC.
Step 6: Connect Nexus 4 to the PC using a USB cable, and transfer the ROM file to the device. Switch the computer off.
Step 7: Reboot Nexus 4 into recovery mode and create Android backup of the ROM. Go to “backup restore > backup”.
Step 8: Select “wipe data/factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”, then “advanced > wipe Dalvik cache” and get the Android 4.4 KitKat ROM installed.
Step 9: Reboot the system once the ROM is installed.
That’s it! Android 4.4 KitKat OS firmware is successfully installed on your Nexus 4 smartphone. Realize that though the ROM may state “no bugs”, issues from the firmware are expected since the Android 4.4 KitKat OS is still new to the scene.