Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat on HTC Evo 4G LTE via Omni ROM - How To Guide

Android 4.4.4 KitKat now officially available for various devices. However, if you looking for something more customize then try out Omni ROM. The recently nightly of Omni ROM is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat and fully support HTC Evo 4G LTE. It mean by installing Omni 4.4.4 KitKat ROM you not only enjoy latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat features but also various Omni ROM features including multi-window and multi-tasking. If your device running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, its always a better idea to update it to latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat since its more secure and bug free. The good thing about nightly build is, it updated daily with more features and improvements. The latest Omni nightly also improve battery life. You can download and install custom firmware Omni nightly on your HTC Evo 4G LTE. Since, HTC Evo 4G LTE is capable enough to run Android 4.4.4 KitKat smoothly, Omni nightly 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 4.4.4 KitKat based Omni nightly custom ROM on HTC Evo 4G LTE.

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Please note, this nightly build is still under development and hence, you should expect some bugs in it. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a stable build.

Omni ROM 4.4.4 KitKat

Warning!
 
This tutorial is only for HTC Evo 4G LTE. 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 HTC Evo 4G LTE in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

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

5. Your device have latest CWM version 6.0.4.4 and up or TWRP 2.6.3.0 and up 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 4.4.4 KitKat based Omni nightly ROM on HTC Evo 4G LTE.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)
  1. Omni nightly For HTC Evo 4G LTE   [Filename: omni-4.4.4-20140712-jewel-NIGHTLY.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: GApps_Standard_4.4.4_signed.zip] or any other 4.4 KitKat GApps
  3. SuperSU [Filename: UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip]

How to Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat based Omni nightly ROM on HTC Evo 4G LTE

  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 HTC Evo 4G LTE.
  3. Boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Down and Power button together to boot into HBOOT menu, from there select Recovery [use volume buttons to scroll and Power button to select]. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM that you can restore later if this new ROM not work or you want to go back into your previous ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, then on the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  5. Now, perform data wiping task. To do so, select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm your action. Wait few minutes till the data wipe is complete. Now come back to CWM recovery main menu. Select wipe cache partition and after wiping process done, select Wipe Dalvik Cache under advance option to perform Dalvik cache wiping.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard (or /sdcard1 for external storage). Now, locate the Omni nightly Zip file that you copied earlier in Step 1 and select it by pressing Power button. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install _____.zip on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin.
  7. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 6 but choose the GApps_Standard_4.4.4_signed.zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package. 
  8. Once installation process end, repeat the step 6 but choose the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.zip file instead of ROM zip to root your device.
  9. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and select reboot system now to reboot your HTC Evo 4G LTE and boot up into Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM Omni nightly
  10. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select backup and restore then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.
Tutorial For TWRP Recovery Users:
  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 HTC Evo 4G LTE.
  3. Boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Down and Power button together to boot into HBOOT menu, from there select Recovery [use volume buttons to scroll and Power button to select]. 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 Omni Nightly Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add GApps_Standard_4.4.4_signed.zip and UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.01.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 HTC Evo 4G LTE and boot up into Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM Omni nightly.
  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 4.4.4 KitKat firmware based custom ROM Omni nightly is now installed and running on your HTC Evo 4G LTE.

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