How To Root Nexus 4 On Official Android 4.4 KitKat KOT49E–Easy Guide

Nexus 4 recently received KOT49E Android 4.4.1 KitKat firmware update and many of you probably updated your device using OTA feature. Those who yet to receive an OTA update can follow our manual installation guide Android 4.4.1 KitKat KOT49E on Nexus 4. After flashing or updating to Android 4.4.1 KitKat KOT49E factory image you probably looking for an easy way to root Nexus 4 on Android 4.4.1 KitKat build KOT49E. You can easily root your Nexus 4 (both WiFi & GSM) using below guide.

There are various benefits of rooting Android devices including ability to access system files, can over clock or under clock with the help of kernel or app and many more.

In this guide we will use a tool called Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit v1.7.6. With this tool root is oneclick away from Nexus 4 on Android 4.4.1 KitKat KOT49E. You can also install custom recovery (CWM recovery or TWRP Recovery) using same tool and if you wish you can also unroot Nexus 4 on Android 4.4.1 KitKat. When you click on Root button on Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit, it basically perform following task:

  1. Unlock the bootloader
  2. Boot/flash into an alternate recovery
  3. Use that recovery to flash a Superuser recovery zip

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Pre Requisites:

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 Nexus 4 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Nexus 4. [Guide].

5. Download Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit v1.7.6.

Steps To Root Nexus 4 On Official Android 4.4.1 KitKat KOT49E

Step 1: Connect your Nexus 4 To Computer. Wait few seconds to allow your computer to recognize it.

Step 2: Now open Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit v1.7.6. Wait few seconds to allow toolkit recognize your device then click on big Root button to start the process. You may require to follow onscreen instruction.

That’s it! Your Nexus 4 that’s running on latest Android 4.4.1 KitKat KOT49E is now rooted. You can use the same tool to install custom recovery or you can visit this page: Best Apps For Rooted Android Devices (Android Phones & Tablets).

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