As I have already told you, those of xda-developers released the new CM12.1 firmware for the Galaxy Nexus. So, You can update Galaxy Nexus to CM11 Android 4.4 Kitkat custom firmware using the tutorial below. Anyway, if you want to test this custom ROM in order to see how it runs on your phone, use the guidelines from below as there you will find everything that’s related to the flashing operation.
Jellydroid reminds readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to device, during or after the CM11 ROM installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
How to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Nexus
- Download ROM CM11 Galaxy Nexus and Google Apps
- Turn off your phone and enter recovery mode on your Android device.
- From recovery you first have to wipe the system of your phone and clear cache; these processes can be completed by choosing “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
- Next, from the same recovery mode menu you have to select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
- You can now pick the CM11 firmware file and you can also flash Android 4.4 Kitkat on your Galaxy Nxus.
- When the ROM is installed, repeat the similar procedure to flash Google Apps file
- Once GApps is also installed, hit Go Back and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now from the recovery menu. Your Galaxy Nexus will now reboot and it might take about 5 minutes for first boot to complete. So, please do not interrupt the process.
The CM11 ROM featuring Android 4.4.4 should now be installed on the Galaxy Nexus. Head over to Settings >> About phone to verify the new software version running on the phone.