Install Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROM on Galaxy Nexus

Recently Google unveiled the Android 4.4 Kitkat for its Nexus Devices, but at the same they revealed that there is no update for the Galaxy Nexus I9250 android smartphone. After this most of the Nexus users are not happy with the decision of Google. Though that doesn’t mean you will not enjoy the Android 4.4 Kitkat on your Nexus phone, thanks to the XDA developer members who released the couple of Andorid 4.4 KitKat ROMs for nexus smartphone users. So now you can update Galaxy Nexus I9250 to Android 4.4 custom firmware using the tutorial below.

In the below mention we will tell you how to update your nexus device with this Kitkat custom ROM firmware. Before you get started, you must know that these are the custom ROMs and does contain lots of issues. If you’re still interested then you will try any of the mention rom from the below mention guide on your device, But before that do take the backup of your device, after applying this Rom you will lose most of your data.

Android 44 KitKat Galaxy Nexus


Pre-requisites and Requirements

a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.

b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Make sure that your Galaxy Nexus battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

d) Download the Latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the update  process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to update Galaxy Nexus. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.

How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROM on Galaxy Nexus

The tutorial is only for Galaxy Nexus (I9250, maguro), don’t try this method on any of your other Nexus Android smartphone. Make sure your phone is rooted and ClockworkMod Recovery is installed on your phone.

Step 1. Download the ROM of your choice and its Google Apps package from the given links:-


Step 2. Connect your phone to the pc via USB cable and move the ROM file and Google Apps package to your phone.

Step 3.
Now turn of your device and wait for 5 seconds, boot the device in Recovery mode. To do this Press and Hold Volume Up + Volume Down and Power buttons. Or read Our Guide How To Easily Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Device


Step 4. Once you are on Recovery Mode, Select wipe data/factory reset, followed by wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache from advanced.

Step 5. After this go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

Step 6. Install the ROM that you downloaded on step 1, followed by the Google Apps package.

Step 7. After the installation process is finished on your device, go Back tot he recovery screen and hit the “reboot system now” to reboot you Nexus.

That’s it! You should now be running Android 4.4 KitKat on your Galaxy Nexus.
Via- XDA Developers

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