Sunday, July 14, 2024

Root Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 To Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat With Clockwork Mode

safe_imageGoogle launched the Android 4.4.2 KitKat with number of fixations for Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Nexus 5 gadgets. It is accessible now through the Firmware-over-the-air update and comes with CWM recovering ability. Here are few steps to check and load CWM on Nexus range running on Android 4.4.2 KOT 49H build variant


  1. It is for Nexus gadgets only.
  2. Download and run the required USB drivers for the Nexus gadgets by clicking on the model:
    1. LG Nexus 5
    2. LG Nexus 4
    3. Samsung Nexus 10
    4. ASUS Nexus 7 2012 and Nexus 7 2013
    5. Make a backup for your personal data and files stored in the Nexus gadget
    6. Ensure that the gadget has at least 80% of battery so that there is no disturbance due to power in the rooting and installation procedure.
    7. Start the USB debugging
      1. 2.3 Gingerbread: go in the settings > then applications> further to Development
      2. 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Settings > then proceed to Developers option
      3. 4.2 and 4.4 Kitkat> About phone > then go to Build Number > click it 7 times> proceed back > open developer options
      4. Unlock the boot loader of the Nexus smartphones
      5. Download the ClockworkMod and SuperSU kit for suitable recovery in the computer
      6. Download the fast boot kit and Android SDK on the computer and start preparation for the rooting procedure

 Rooting Procedure

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  1. 1.      Connect the Nexus gadget to computer and copy the SuperSU zip in the internal storage
  2. 2.      Disconnect the device from system and switch it off
  3. Copy paste the recovery file of Clockwork Mod to “android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools” in the AndroidSDK
  4. Bring the gadget to boot loader mode by holding the volume down and power key together for some seconds
  5. Open computer and command window on the “android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools” (press shift> right click and open the command prompt)

6.      Type the following commands appropriate for your Nexus devices:

a.      LG Nexus 4: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-

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b.      LG Nexus 5: fastboot flash recovery hammerhead-cwm-

c.       ASUS Nexus 7 1: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-

d.      ASUS Nexus 7 2: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-

e.      Samsung Nexus 10: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-


7.  After doing it, open Nexus and choose recovery from the menu for booting

8. In the recovery mode, make backup of Android of the present ROM by choosing “backup and restore and then backup”

9. Launch the SuperSU rooting kit by choosing the “flash zip from SD card> search for the Super SU update and install it

10. The installing, reboot the system

11. It could take 5 minutes for the home screen to come after the rooting procedure




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Mahak Sharma
Mahak Sharma
Sharma is the Lead-Instructional Designer at Pen Pundit. She takes care of all academic projects acquired and undertaken by the company. In her free time, she will be found fighting for animal rights.

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