As the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat is the latest Android firmware out there as of now, many users are looking forward to update their devices to latest Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware. Though there are not many devices which will receive Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware or the official update, we can take help of Custom ROM’s to update our devices to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware. In this guide we are going to update Moto E to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware using SlimKat Custom ROM.
Before proceeding to update Moto E to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware, let’s have a quick look at some of the pre requisites to prepare your device for the installation.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- Make a complete backup of all of your data, as we are going to install the SlimKat Custom ROM which will erase all of your data.
- Enable USB Debugging on your device from the Developer Options, usually located under Settings.
- Charge your device to at least 75%, to avoid bricking of your device and is highly recommended.
- Unlock Bootloader on Moto E. Link.
- Make sure your device is rooted. If not go here.
- Install TWRP Custom Recovery on Moto E. Link.
- Download and Install USB Drivers on your PC. Link.
Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible in any manner for any damage occurred to your device for not following the instructions properly. So understand the risk and proceed further.
Procedure to Update Moto E to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat firmware using SlimKat ROM:
- Download SlimKat ROM from here to your PC. Link 1 [XDA]
- Connect your device to PC and copy the above downloaded file to the root of your SD card.
- Disconnect your device from PC.
- Power off Moto E.
- Enter into Recovery Mode. How? Press Power + Volume Up + Volume Down keys at the same time until you see some text on screen.
- Now in Boot Menu select Recovery.
- In Recovery Mode select Options to Wipe Cache and Data and perform the operations.
- Now tap on Install and choose the SlimKat ROM Package which you have copied earlier and install it.
- Once the installation is done, go back and select Reboot and reboot your device into normal mode.
- The first boot may take some time, so please be patience and wait until your device boots up successfully.