Install AOSPA 4.0 Beta 3 KitKat ROM on Nexus Devices

Posted Feb 4, 2014
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AOSPA 4.0 Beta 3 KitKat is now available for the following Nexus Devices.

  • Google Nexus 10
  • Google Nexus 4
  • Google Nexus 5
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Google Nexus 7 2013
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus

We know that Paranoid android team has been working overtime on Nexus ROM and have now developed  AOSPA 4.0 KitKat ROM for Nexus devices. The official build supports Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus seven 2012 / 2013, Nexus 10 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

AOSPA 4.0 Beta 3 involves many fixes and tweaks like

  1. Quick Settings 3.0
  2. Support for maximizing lock screen widgets
  3. The AOSP Dialer icon is now updated to Google Dialer icon
  4. lockscreen password
  5. On-the-spot preference

In addition, they have finally fixed the galaxy nexus rotation lock issue as well. The team has added loads of different minor tweaks as well, which enable your device to run smoother and faster than ever before.

Now lets move toward how to AOSPA 4.0 Beta 3 KitKat ROM on Nexus Devices

Disclaimer: This guide will be using ‘Odin’ as a tool to flash the official firmware on your Nexus Devices. During the process, you might lose all your existing installed apps and personal settings. It is therefore necessary for you to follow the guide carefully. Also, please, do mind that this tutorial is only for Installing AOSPA 4.0 Beta 3 KitKat ROM on Nexus Devices. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device.

 

Prerequisites to Install AOSPA 4.0 Beta 3 KitKat ROM on Nexus:

  1.  Download and install USB drivers for Nexus Devices
  2.  Enable USB debugging mode from developer menu.
  3.  You should have a custom recovery tool like TWRP or CWM installed on your device
  4.  Backup any important data before going forward for the tutorial.
  5.  Ensure that your Nexus Devices carries more than 70% of charge.

 Download Files

  1. Download ROM File
  2. Download Google Apps (Gapps)

 

How to Flash AOSPA 4.0 Beta 3 KitKat ROM on Nexus Devices

  1. First step is to reboot your phone into Recovery mode, by pressing and holding down the Volume Up button, alongside Home and the Power button, until the screen flashes, release the three buttons then. After a few seconds of that, the phone will enter recovery mode
  2. Once in the recovery mode, take a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM. This is necessary, to enable you to recover your current ROM install, just in case the new ROM does not perform according to your liking. In order to perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete
  3. Once done, select wipe data/factory reset, select ‘Yes’ on the next screen to confirm your action. Wait for a few minutes until the phone wipes your data. Once complete, go back to CWM recovery menu and Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache.
  4. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose a zip from SD card. That you copied earlier and select it by pressing the Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes. Install the said zip file on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  5. Once, the phone finishes installing the ROM, you need to re-do step 4, but choose Gapps .zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  6. When Gapps get installed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot the phone
  7. That’s it

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