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First ported Android 4.4 KitKat ROMs are already available for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013)

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First ported Android 4.4 KitKat ROMs are already available for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013)
Given the growth in the Android dev space, not to mention the amount of hype surrounding the new Andoird 4.4 KitKat, it was pretty much expected that a team or two will jump the gun almost instantly and release a stock, AOSP-based port of the new source code for other devices. Unsurprisingly, it's Google's own Nexus line that is getting the first set of KitKat goodness, or well, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013), anyway.

The ROM was ported by the critically acclaimed team behind the ParanoidAndroid custom ROM, and it really is as close to stock as it gets. Do keep in mind that it doesn't include in it things like the new Google Experience Launcher, so you'll have to sideload that one, including the Google Apps package. Of course, that is if you're actually willing to take on this risk, seeing as the Nexus line is usually pretty fast to get the next updates. Oh well, some people just ain't good with patience, so to you we say to tread carefully – if you mess up your devices, you'll be the only one to blame. You've been warned.

You can download ParanoidAndroid's Android 4.4 KitKat port for the Nexus 4 here, and for the Wi-Fi only Nexus 7 (2013) here. You'll be needing them Google apps, these are downloadable from here. Happy flashing y'all!

UPDATE: A ROM has also been made available for the Nexus 7 2012 edition here.

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posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:10 9

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6621; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is the fastest ROM to be released from the stock source code!

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 12:40

4. Shubham412302 (Posts: 293; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


no its for mi3

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:12

2. xhugopires (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I want to 'bout the CyanogenMod Team. :S

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 11:37 1

3. Eborg (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Did anyone download it already? is it good?

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 05:00

9. LukeTT (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Using it on my Nexus 4 now. Lags quite a bit, but that's not surprising for an early build. Other than that, seems fine to me. Only crash i've experienced so far is with Nova Launcher.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 13:18 1

5. red_fox (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 May 2013)


I am using it right now, it's pretty good for an early build, and everything seems to work fine, but there are still some bug & frame drops, also the calender app keeps crashing from time to time so I had to disabled it.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 13:32

6. ShiZee (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


i am using this forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2507021 on this post...

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 14:40 1

7. djripster (Posts: 109; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Just wanted to let anyone who is trying it to know that the ROM failed when I flashed using TWRP... CWM worked fine

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 02:47

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Can't wait for SlimBean 4.4 build 1!! :D

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