Android 4.4 Stock ROM KRT16S with Root for Nexus 4!

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For this week’s Nexus 4 ROM of the week, check out Android 4.4 stock ROM based on latest KRT16S firmware.  This is 100% stock ROM based on the latest KRT16S OTA pushed out by Google couple days ago.

For rooted Nexus 4 users, you can grab this stock ROM so you don’t have to unroot and start everything over.  You will be able to keep your custom recovery (such as CWM or TWRP) and also have root easily by flashing latest version of SuperSU.

As far as changes to the new KRT16S Android 4.4?  Not much, there are some minor upgrades and some bug fixes but if you were having some problems with the first Android 4.4 KRT16O build, you can go ahead and update to this one.

Try it out for this week’s ROM of the week and do let me know if you notice anything new!


Download Android 4.4 Stock ROM KRT16S for Nexus 4

Download SuperSU v1.80

No Gapps needed

To install, make sure you update your CWM to v6.0.4.3 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, install SuperSU, 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!

P.S. If you want to unroot completely back to stock factory, see Nexus 4 Stock Firmware.


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%.

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11 Responses to Android 4.4 Stock ROM KRT16S with Root for Nexus 4!

  1. Dhruv says:

    Need help,
    I had unlocked the bootloader a while back. So i followed this procedure from step 16. I installed CWR and installed super user . When i rebooted my phone , there was no supersu and i installed root checker, it said no root access .
    Please tell me , where did i go wrong .

  2. Juan rodriguez says:

    Hi need help tethering I am android 4.4 on tmobile my phone rooted but I can’t get it to tethered can u please help me

  3. Francesco says:

    Hi guys,

    Is there any update for root of the 4.4.2 from MacOsX?


  4. Calvin says:

    Also will the new 4.4.2 ROM be posted here anytime soon? Else, a link to the file along with confirmation that it can be directly flashed if I already have the 4.4 KRT16S ROM from this tutorial.
    Much thanks

  5. Wicklow says:

    Is anyone else having issues with the Bluetooth?

  6. Primus says:

    I’ve installed the rom and after it updated all the apps it downloaded the 4.4.2 update but it showed an error during installation and it did not install. When i manually check system updates it says the system is up to date but the android version is still at 4.4.

  7. simmiy says:

    I have a question for you , can i change the imei of my nexus 4 if i root it or if install a custom rom

    Thank for reply

    • admin says:

      Sorry but I don’t know if changing IMEI is possible, that’s outside the scope of what I can help you with as it’s in grey area. But there is software out there that can do that.

  8. ben s says:

    installed and everything works fine, except the phone is mute (used cwm to format “system,” and wiped everything else before installing this). please advise.

  9. Mettwurst55 says:

    i have a question a friend of my wants to root my nexus 4 with a data but i dont find a single one.
    Do you know a root data(tar i guess) or is there no data and he/i has to use a tool kit?
    Thanks for anwsering!

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