With Nexus 5 launch, Google introduced Android 4.4 KitKat and since then every smartphone owner with device having a minimum of 512 MB memory finding a way to try it out. However, not everyone is lucky enough because not every device get developer support. Motorola Droid 4 XT894 (Verizon) user should not worry but should rejoice as we now have Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM for Motorola Droid 4 XT894. The smartphone comes with 1 GB of RAM, dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and PowerVR SGX540 GPU inside which make it perfectly capable to run Android 4.4 KitKat smoothly. Motorola Droid 4 XT894 comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box but later upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS officially; now if you have latest CWM recovery installed then you can try out this Android 4.4 KitKat based custom firmware CM11. Don’t get too excited! This is an Alpha build hence many thing not working but many do. We listed what’s working so far in this ROM below. To learn how to flash this ROM, continue reading this guide to know how to install Android 4.4 KitKat based CM11 custom ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894.
Some of the cool Android 4.4 KitKat features that you will enjoy is Screen Recording, Tap to Pay (Google Wallet for everyone), NFC emulation for non nfc devices, 14% less memory usage, cloud printing from Gallery, Google Home is the new Launcher, Core System Processes Trimmed, apps are efficient and responsive on all devices, the all new 'procstats tool details' memory use, Full-screen Immersive mode, seamless change in resolution during media playback, Phone dialer got local business detection, redesigned Quickoffice and many more.
As said already, this is a test build and you should expect some bugs in it. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a better build.
This tutorial is only for Motorola Droid 4 XT894. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.
2. Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.
3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Motorola Droid 4 XT894 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]
4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Motorola Droid 4 XT894. [Guide].
5. Your device have latest Safestrap recovery Installed. [Guide]
If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.4 KitKat based CM11 ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894.
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Congrats! Android 4.4 KitKat firmware based custom ROM CM11 is now installed and running on your Motorola Droid 4 XT894. [via XDA]