Flash Android 4.4.2 on Nexus 5 with Liscio Custom Firmware – How to

Rafia Shaikh

Based on Android 4.4.2 AOSP sources, you can now flash Android 4.4.2 on Nexus 5 too using the Liscio custom firmware. Liscio Android 4.4.2 custom ROM carries a very stock feel with few enhancements on the top. Here is how you can flash Android 4.4.2 on Nexus 5 with Liscio.

Flash Android 4.4.2 on Nexus 5 with Liscio custom ROM:

  • Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 5 in your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Your Nexus 5 should be rooted.
  • Make sure that ClockworkMod recovery is installed.
  • Ensure that your Nexus 5 carries more than 70% of charge.

Guide to flash Android 4.4.2 on Nexus 5 with Liscio:

Required files: Download Liscio Android 4.4.2 custom firmware from here on your computer. Also, download GApps package for Android 4.2.2 from here.

  • Connect your Nexus 5 to your PC using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the SD card of your Galaxy device.
  • Disconnect your Nexus 5 and power it off.
  • Now boot it in to the CMW recovery mode: press and hold Volume Up, Home and the Power buttons simultaneously. Use Volume keys to highlight and Power button to select.
  • Nandroid backup: select Backup and Restore option to perform the Nandroid backup of your current OS.
  • Data wipe operations: go to wipe data/factory reset and confirm the operation. Also wipe cache partition and finally go for wipe dalvik cache to clean it up too.
  • Now, select install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from Sdcard. Locate the Liscio Android 4.4.2 KitKat file and confirm its installation.
  • When the ROM installation completes successfully, repeat the above step for installing the GApps package.
  • Once done, go back to main recovery menu and select reboot system now.
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