Google rolled out Android 4.4.4 KitKat within few week after the company released Android 4.4.3 KitKat. Soon after the roll out CM11 ROM updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat and now available as Nightly distribution. CM11 custom firmware based on latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat is now available for Motorola Droid 4 XT894. It means, you can update your Motorola Droid 4 XT894 to a well customized Android 4.4.4 KitKat. 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 CM11 nightly improve battery life, offer protected app feature, a new home screen with search panel and Heads Up notification system. You can download and install custom firmware CM11 nightly on your Motorola Droid 4 XT894. Since, Motorola Droid 4 XT894 is capable enough to run Android 4.4.4 KitKat smoothly, CM11 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 CM11 nightly custom ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894.
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.
This tutorial is only for Motorola Droid 4 XT894. 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.
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. You can also flash it using Boot Menu Manager aka BMM.
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 CM11 nightly ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894.
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- CM11 nightly For Motorola Droid 4 XT894 [Filename: cm-11-20140703-NIGHTLY-maserati.zip]
- Google Apps [Filename: GApps_Standard_4.4.4_signed.zip] or any other 4.4 KitKat GApps
How to Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat based CM11 nightly ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894
- Connect your smartphone to PC using USB cable.
- Copy downloaded files to the SD card of your smartphone. Important: Don’t extract any files.
- Disconnect USB and then turn off your smartphone.
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.
- Now it’s time to set up a ROM slot for CM11. 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
- 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 CM11 M4.
- Press the home button to return back to the main screen. Now tap on Install and navigate and select cm-11-20140703-NIGHTLY-maserati.zip. On the next screen, slide the button to confirm the installation.The ROM installation will begin.
- Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 7 but choose GApps_Standard_4.4.4_signed.zip instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
- 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 CM11 M4. The first boot will take time, so be patient!
Congrats! Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware based custom ROM CM11 nightly is now installed and running on your Motorola Droid 4 XT894. [Note: Root may turned off by default in CM ROM, To enable it, enable developer settings first (tap the build number 8 times under about device), then enable root under Developer Settings]