Nexus 4 users can now enjoy the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat update with firmware build number KTU84P, thanks to the release of new factory image from Google.
Nexus 4 is one of the lucky few Android devices to enjoy the latest KitKat build despite being an aging device, as the factory image is now available for manual download and installation on the phone.
Interested Nexus 5 users can follow our step-by-step guide to install the factory image in simple steps.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to device during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
1. Install USB Drivers for LG Nexus 4 E960 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Backup all your important data before you proceed with installation process.
4. Ensure the phone's battery has at least 80% charge.
5. The Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat firmware is compatible only with the LG Nexus 4 E960 model. Do not attempt installing this firmware on incorrect variants as it may damage or brick the device. Verify the model number of the device by navigating to Settings >> About phone.
6. Ensure the device is running Android 4.4.2 KOT49H OTA firmware.
Steps to Install Android 4.4.4 KTU84P on Nexus 4 with Factory Image
Step 1 - Download Android 4.4.4 KTU84P Factory Image using the following links for Nexus 4 on the computer.
Download Android 4.4.4 KTU84P Factory Image for Nexus 4.
Step 2 - Connect the Nexus 4 to computer via USB cable.
Step 3 - Ensure Fastboot is configured and installed correctly on your computer. Click here to know How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.
Step 4 – Power off the phone.
Step 5 – Boot the device into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode as follows: Power ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons until the Fastboot menu and START appear on screen.
Step 6 - Extract the downloaded factory image file to your computer's desktop. Browse to the folder occam-KTU84P and then copy and paste all the files to your Fastboot directory.
Note: Once you have correctly setup fastboot on your computer, the Fastboot directory should be the platform-tools folder in your Android SDK directory.
Step 7 - Using the factory image files in your Fastboot directory, execute the following commands depending upon the OS installed on your computer:
· On Windows: Run the file "flash-all.bat".
· On Mac: Run the file "flash-all.sh" using Terminal.
· On Linux: Run the file "flash-all.sh".
Step 8 - Once you have executed the appropriate command, the factory image flashing process begins on your Nexus 4. Now wait until the installation process completes or follow the on-screen instructions on your phone if you need to unlock the bootloader.
Step 9 - Once the installation is done, your phone will reboot and it may take about five minutes for first boot to complete. So, please do not interrupt the process.
Your Nexus 4 is running on official Android 4.4.4 KTU84P KitKat update via the stock factory image from Google. Go to Settings > About phone to verify the firmware installed.
[Source: Team Android]