Just a couple of days ago Google has released the latest version of Android OS, Android 4.4.3 KitKat for their Nexus series devices and the Nexus 4 is the one which already got the OTA update. This new update has removed the Root Access of the your Android device as many Android users love to root their devices to customize their smartphones with their needs.
So if you have updated your Google Nexus 4 to the latest Android 4.4.3 KitKat version your device root access will get blocked so what you have to do is Root your Nexus 4 so that you can get the Root access to the system files of the device. In this article we will guide you how to Root Your Nexus 4 running Android 4.4.3 KitKat. Although the new update for the device has brought some new features along with some better battery life for the device but still the Rooting of the Nexus 4 follow the same process as we have seen in rooting of the previous version of the Android on Nexus 4.
There are some necessary things that you must need to get before rooting your Google Nexus 4. As always you must backup your contacts, call logs and messages in order to make sure that you won’t lost your most needed data while rooting your device. It is advised that you check that your Nexus 4 is running Android 4.4.3 to follow this Rooting process. Beside this there are some important points that you should keep in mind
1- Back-Up your Mobiles EFS Data.
2- Check your device model, Go To Setting > About and Make sure that it is Nexus 4 (Mako)
3- Do-not try it on Nexus 5 or Nexus 7.
4- Bootloader Must Be Unlocked.
5- Enable USB Debugging Mode
6- Download USB Driver For Nexus Devices
How to Root Nexus 4, Android 4.4.3 KitKat:
Before going any further make sure that in case of bricking your device or any errors the Axeetech.com team will not be responsible for this, So follow these steps at your own risk.
Follow this step by step guide here.
Step 1: First of all Download these two files. CWM Recovery and Super SU.
Step 2: Now place the Super SU to the root folder in your SD Card.
Step 3: Download the CWM Recovery Image and paste it in the Fastboot folder
Step 4: Turn Off your Device
Step 5: Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
Step 6: Now Open Command prompt in Fastboot Folder. How? Hold Shift Key and Right Click anywhere in the Fastboot folder.
Step 7: Connect your Device with PC.
Step 8: Now Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img to flash the CWM Recovery on your device
Step 9: Type fastboot reboot, to reboot your device
Step 10: After a proper reboot, your device will be running CWM Recovery
Turn Off your Device again
Step 11: Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
Step 12: Choose Recovery From Bootloader
Step 13: Navigate to ‘Install zip from SDcard’ another windows will open in front of you.
Step 14: Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
Step 15: Select the Super SU.zip file and confirm the installation on next screen.
Step 16: Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++.
Step 17: Select “Reboot System Now“,
Step 18: After the Reboot, check Super SU app in drawer or use any root checker app to verify root access.
Now sit back and relax as your device will restart and when it comes to life it will be a rooted Google Nexus 4 running Android 4.4.3 Kitkat. Now you can easily install any 3rd party app in your device which needs root access to run.