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Last week, we featured Android 4.4 KitKat ROM ported from the Nexus 5. Well, this week Google has released the official version of Android 4.4 KitKat KRT16O stock firmware.
I actually personally prefer the ported version from last week as it comes with the latest KitKat launcher whereas the official version ships with an older launcher. With the official version PhotoSphere works out of the box.
Well, that’s a big surprise because it seems like the ported version is better. But I know many of you who want to be on official version as it’s more “official” plus there’s probably zero bugs (although I have not found a bug on the ported version).
Either way, you can get the Android 4.4 KitKat official stock firmware for the Nexus 4 along with root by flashing the ZIP version in CWM recovery.
So, definitely check it out if you are into official firmware and do let me know which is better, the official or ported version.
No Gapps needed
To install, make sure you update your CWM to v126.96.36.199 or higher, see Update CWM Recovery for KitKat Android 4.4 Custom ROMs!
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!
Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)
DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (uninstall existing Gallery app using Titanium Backup app then install this!)
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.Need Help? Follow/add me on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!
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