The latest Nexus flagship has just received the KitKat 4.4.1 update. As shared with you before, a rumor was suggesting this latest update might cure Nexus 5's camera issues. Here is how to root and update Nexus 5 to Android 4.4.1 KitKat KOT49E official update.
Prerequisites to root and update Nexus 5 to Android 4.4.1 KitKat KOT49E:
- Create a backup of all important data in your Galaxy device.
- Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy Nexus 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.
- If you are going to root, make sure to have a custom recovery tool like CWM.
- Ensure that your Nexus 5 carries more than 70% of charge.
How to root and update Nexus 5 to Android 4.4.1 KOT49E OTA:
- Power off and reboot your Nexus 5 in Bootloader mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons. Use the Volume key to highlight Recovery Mode and use Power key to select it.
- When you see the Android bot on screen, press Power and Volume Down buttons to boot your Nexus 5 into recovery mode.
- Once in recovery mode, connect your device with your computer.
- Highlight apply update from ADB using the volume keys and select it.
- In the folder where you have downloaded the official KitKat Android 4.4.1 update, press shift and right click on an empty space to bring up the popup; select Open Command Prompt Here.
- In the command prompt, type this:
- adb sideload 7ed504f678cea49ecf0974e8cd956e2974e3f943.signed-hammerhead-KOT49E-from-KRT16M.7ed504f6.zip
- This will start the update process. When done successfully, you will be prompted to reboot system now.
Ta da! Have fun with the new Android 4.4.1 KitKat update!
Root Nexus 5 Android 4.4.1 KitKat:
- Connect your Nexus 5 to your PC using USB cable. Copy the downloaded file on your device's memory.
- Disconnect and power off your Nexus 5.
- Boot in to recovery: use Volume down and Power buttons simultaneously until you see the bootloader screen. As before, use the Volume keys to highlight Recovery Mode and select it.
- In CWM recovery mode, select Install zip from sdcard and choose zip from sdcard. Locate the SuperSu file and start the rooting process.
- When done, tap on Reboot System Now to reboot your Nexus 5!
Your Nexus 5 is now successfully rooted!