How To Update Nexus 5 To Android 4.4.4 AICP KitKat Custom ROM

Now the users of Nexus 5 can update their device to AICP developed KitKat Custom ROM. The ROM is developed by Android Ice Cold Project, this is not an official release by LG or Google, it is a custom ROM which would require a recovery like ClockworkMod and your phone to be rooted in order to flash the ROM zip file on your phone.

Follow this simple guide and learn how to update Nexus 5 to Android 4.4.4 AICP KitKat Custom ROM.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Thetechhacker will not be responsible if your device gets damaged during the process.

Pre Requisites

  • First backup all your contacts, call logs and SMS.
  • Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging in your device.
  • Install latest Nexus 5 drives on your computer.

Android 4.4.4 AICP KitKat Custom ROM Features

  • AOKP features
  • TRDS Dark switch
  • Halo
  • OmniSwitch
  • Profiles
  • Lockscsreen Notifications
  • Active Display
  • Wakelock blocker
  • System app Remover
  • Animations
  • Open source Google dialer with nearby places, lookup
  • Lockscreen color theming
  • Lockscreen blur
  • Density Changer
  • Partition Information
  • QS Tile colors
  • BatteryBar
  • NFC polling mode
  • Ad blocker
  • TeloRadio
  • ADB Paranoia mode

How To Update Nexus 5 To Android 4.4.4 AICP KitKat Custom ROM

1.Download the Android 4.4.4 AICP KitKat Custom ROM  for Nexus 5  to your computer and extract files on the desktop.

2.Now connect your Nexus 5   to your computer and transfer files to your SD card and also copy/paste the boot.img file to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.

3.Switch off your phone and get in the bootloader mode by turning on the phone by pressing and holding the volume down+power buttons.

4.Follow the on screen instructions select bootloader and then recovery.

5.Here perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”, cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” and also perform wipe dalvik cache .

6.Now go to main screen and select “install zip from SD card”. Navigate using volume keys and select Android 4.4.4 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button.

7.After installations go back and reboot the device “reboot system now” from the recovery menu.

For the confirmation go to Settings>>About phone to verify the firmware update.



Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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