Update Google Nexus One To Android 4.4.2 KitKat via Evervolv ROM–How To

Update your Google Nexus One to latest and customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the help of custom firmware Evervolv. Google Nexus One launched in the year of 2010 with Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair) which is upgradable to v2.3.6 (Gingerbread). We earlier share a way to upgrade your device to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread by flashing custom ROM CM7. And now we are here to help you upgrade your device to latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Evervolv is based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat and build using CM11 source. Evervolv ROM not comes with much customization, hence much faster. There is also a theme manager to enhance the look of your user interface. You can download and install custom firmware Evervolv on your Google Nexus One. Since, Google Nexus One is capable enough to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat smoothly, Evervolv 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 Evervolv custom ROM on Google Nexus One.

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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 ROM build is still under development and you should expect some bugs in it. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a better build.


About space constraints. Kitkat is the biggest android to date. To save space the following apps have been removed from the system img.




This tutorial is only for Google Nexus One. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) 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 Google Nexus One in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

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

5. Your device have latest TWRP or CWM recovery installed. [Guide]

6. Blackrose custom hboot (download) with at least 250mb on system.

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 Evervolv ROM on Google Nexus One.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. Evervolv For Google Nexus One [Filename: ev_passion-nightly-2014.02.22-squished.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: 4.4.2-BanksCoreGApps.zip] or any other mini 4.4 KitKat Gapps

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based Evervolv ROM on Google Nexus One

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Google Nexus One.
  3. Boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up and Power button together. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  5. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
  6. Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the Evervolv Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add 4.4.2-BanksCoreGApps.zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Google Nexus One and boot up into Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM Evervolv.
  8. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware based custom ROM Evervolv is now installed and running on your Google Nexus One. [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] [via XDA]