The Slim ROMs team has already started to work on releasing new builds of their popular custom ROM for the Google Nexus 4.
Until now, these builds were known as SlimBean, as it were based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, while the new build are based on Android 4.4 KitKat hence the name SlimKat. More about this new version can be found at the developers web page here or at XDA thread here.
Read the guidelines below before starting the installation:
- Use this guide only with the Google Nexus 4 device.
– don’t attempt to update any other Android smartphones with the files you find here.
- The Nexus 4 that you’re about to update should be rooted and running the latest version of CWM Recovery.
- Factory Reset is required for this new ROM to install successfully. This process is listed in the tutorial too, so you shouldn’t skip it.
- Factory Reset deletes data from installed apps, but it won’t delete contents from the internal storage.
- Backup data from installed applications with Helium – Google Play Store link here.
- Backup SMS and APN Internet Settings with the following tools: SMS backup & restore the whole NANDROID Backup of your at present put in ROM:
– choose ‘backup and restoration’, shop the file and proceed to your next step.
- Subsequent, observe the ‘manufacturing unit reset’ in your cellphone:
– make a selection ‘wipe information/ manufacturing facility reset’ and ensure this course of.
- Flash the brand new ROM by way of picking ‘set up zip from sdcard’, then ‘make a choice zip from sdcard’. To find the SlimKat customized ROM construct and ensure its set up.
– observe that the method will take a few minutes to finish.
- After the ROM is put in you want to repeat step eight and flash Gapps zip too.
- Return to the primary CWM Restoration menu when each information are flashed efficiently.
- Make a selection ‘reboot device now’ and stay up for the Nexus four to finish the primary boot course of in Commonplace Mode.
– notice that this primary boot will take a number of minutes to complete, which is why you shouldn’t press any buttons unless the house reveal seems.
- Enter your Google Account small print and take regulate over your smartphone.
Now that you just’ve accomplished this tutorial which you could begin checking out the entire new options and notice how Android four.four customized ROM works along with your Nexus four. In case you have another questions, then you definately will have to submit them in feedback.
Additionally, if for any motive the brand new tool doesn’t boot in customary mode with SlimKat, then you definately must repeat all the tutorial. Ensure to not skip any steps and ask for additonal lend a hand under.