Android 4.4.2 KitKat VanirAOSP ROM For Motorola Droid 4 XT894–How To

It’s time to update your Motorola Droid 4 XT894 to latest and customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the help of custom firmware VanirAOSP. It’s really good idea to have a customized AOSP based ROM instead of having pure AOSP ROM. VanirAOSP is based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat and build using CM11 source. The key feature of VanirAOSP custom firmware are Halo 2.0, PIE, AppBar, freaking insane speed, custom toolchains, -O3, OptiPNG, bionic, krait, and dalvik performance commits, -fstrict-aliasing, custom CFLAGS, and more, a Vanir performance on/off toggle, UI mode switcher, Tablet statusbar split and Compiled with GCC 4.8. The official VanirAOSP custom ROM is now support Motorola Droid 4 XT894. You can download and install custom firmware VanirAOSP on your Motorola Droid 4 XT894. Since, Motorola Droid 4 XT894 is capable enough to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat smoothly, VanirAOSP going to be a great experience for you. To learn how to flash this ROM, continue reading this guide to know how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based VanirAOSP custom ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894.

Related Readings:

Some of the cool Android 4.4.2 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.  

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 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. The latest CWM version and up or TWRP and up can also flash this ROM. [Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based VanirAOSP ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. VanirAOSP For Motorola Droid 4 XT894  [Filename:]
  2. Google Apps [Filename:] or any other 4.4 KitKat GApps

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based VanirAOSP ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894

  1. Connect your smartphone to PC using USB cable.
  2. Copy downloaded files to the SD card of your smartphone. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  3. Disconnect USB and then turn off your smartphone.
  4. Now boot into Safestrap recovery. To do so, first press power button to turn device on then after the Motorola splash screen, you should see the Safestrap screen. The Safestrap screen should show Safestrap Disabled in red, Recovery at the bottom left, and Continue at the  bottom right. Tap on Recovery button on the Safestrap main screen to boot into Safestrap recovery mode.
  5. Now it’s time to set up a ROM slot for VanirAOSP. To do so, tap on Boot Options and in the very next screen tap on ROM-Slot-1. Now set the data partition to a minimum of 1GB unless you planning to install tons of apps and games. The other two partitions – system and cache are default and cannot be changed. Wait for the partitions to get set up.
  6. Once the process completed, your ROM slot is ready. Which means it will boot from that new slot from now on. All we have to do now, install a ROM on that slot, which in our case is VanirAOSP.
  7. Press the home button to return back to the main screen. Now tap on Install and navigate and select On the next screen, slide the button to confirm the installation.The ROM installation will begin.
  8. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 7 but choose instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  9. When installation is completed, go back to the main menu and select reboot system to reboot the smartphone and boot up into customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM VanirAOSP. The first boot will take time, so be patient!

Congrats! Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware based custom ROM VanirAOSP is now installed and running on your Motorola Droid 4 XT894. [Note: Root is turned off by default in CM derived ROMs, you must enable developer settings first (tap the build number 8 times under about device), then enable root under Developer Settings]