Nexus 4 already received the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat update, if you haven’t updated your device then go here and update your device manually. If you are one who is not interested in Stock ROM’s or updates then you can follow this guide and install CM 11 M8 on Nexus 4. CM 11 M8 Custom ROM is based on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat, so you should not worry about the latest Android firmware and comes with completely clean AOSP version of Android.
So if you have decided to install CM 11 M8 on Nexus 4, so that you can get extra feature that stock ROM’s won’t provide, then follow this guide. Before we proceed to install CM 11 M8 on Nexus 4, let’s have a quick look at some of the pre requisites to follow to avoid bricking of your device and also to prepare it from the installation process.
- Backup all of your data to a safe location, so that we can recover the data if any data loss has encountered.
- Charge your device to at least 75%, to avoid it from shutting down in between the installation process.
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on your device. Check in “Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging”.
- Root and install Custom Recovery on Nexus 4 from here.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible in any manner for any damage occurred to your Nexus 4 for not following the instructions properly. So understand the risk involved and proceed further at your own risk.
Procedure to Install CM 11 M8 on Nexus 4:
Download the CM 11 M8 Kitkat 4.4.4 Custom ROM Package and Google Apps Package from here to your PC. Transfer both the packages to the Root of your SD card. Power off your mbile and enter into Bootloader Mode. To do so Turn On the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down and Power button.
Now in Bootloader Mode highlight and select Recovery using Volume Keys and Power button. In Recovery Mode select options to wipe data and cache and perform the operations. Also wipe dalvik cache. Now select “Install zip from SD card” and choose the CM 11 M8 ROM package and install it. Now follow the above step again, but this time choose the Google Apps Package and install it. Once installed, ++++Go Back++++ and select “reboot system now”, this will boot your device into normal mode.