Install CyanogenMod 11 (CM11) Android 4.4 on Nexus 5

If you are the Nexus 5 user and a big fan of the CyanogenMod Custom ROMS. here is a good news for you now the new CyanogenMod 11 (CM11) Android 4.4 ROM is available for the Nexus 5 smartphones. Today in this tutorial we’ll show you how you can flash the new rom on your device and run it smoothly on your device. To do this all you need a Rooted device with unlocked bootloader and custom recovery installed. The ROM is based on the android 4.4 Kitkat build and powered with lots of features. So lets take a look how to install the Android 4.4 KitKat on your Nexus 5.


Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.

Upgrade Nexus 5 with CyanogenMod 11


This guide is only for the Nexus 5 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.


Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.


Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.


You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.


Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.



If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.

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


Step 1. As we mention to flash this rom on your phone you need a rooted device, with CWM recovery. Read here Root Nexus 5 On Android 4.4.2 – Install CWM Recovery

Step 2. Now Download the CyanogenMod 11 (CM11) ROM here and save the file on your desktop.

Step 3. Download Google Apps package for your phone here.

Step 4. Connect you phone to the PC with USB cable and move both the download files on your device.

Step 5. Disconnect your phone and turn it off. Now boot your phone in recovery mode. To do this Press and hold Volume Down + Power key together once you see the Android logo on your phone, release the Power key and use the volume button to select the Recovery Option, and then press Power key to reboot into recovery mode.

Step 6. Now you device is in recovery mode. OPTIONAL :- Now take the Nandroid backup of your device from the Backup and restore option.

Step 7. Now select Wipe data/Factory reset, then select Yes

Step 8. After that Go to ‘Mounts and storage‘, select ‘format /system‘, then select Yes

Step 9. Now come back to the Recovery main menu and select the option Install zip >> Choose zip from sdcard and Locate the ROM file that you downloaded on step 2 and Flash it.

Step 10. After that Flash the Google Apps package that you downloaded on Step 3.

Step 11. After flashing both the files on your device, go back to the main menu of Recovery and Select the “Reboot System Now”.

That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and at the first time the booting process will take some time. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.

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