Smartphones such as Google Nexus, Samsung have this KitKat update already on them but some smartphone companies don't have the update on their products. I have compiled this post to show you the methods and the tools you can use to upgrade different phones to KitKat.
Make use of the comment box below if you are still facing any challenges in getting your phone's custom KitKat ROM.
Note that before you start the upgrade process backup your present Android ROM in case of any problem, you will just have to restore it back to the previous settings.
To avoid taking risk on your phone, you can simply upgrade it to KitKat official look which has some nice features. I will show you how to get the best KitKat launchers from gingerbread jelly bean android phone for free.
Important Things You should Know
==>Your phone's apps, data and settings must be properly backup
==> Make sure your device is charged fully
==>You must enable your USB Debugging
- Your mobile phone must have minimum of 1 Gb Ram
- It must also be Quad Core
- With a Fast GPU
- It must be An Android Phone.
Firstly, you must search for the update file that your Android device is using. Make use of the comment box below if you are unable to get files for your phone, i will help you out.
Then, Download the Custom ROM depending on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat and also the Google Apps for you Android Smartphone.
Use USB to connect your Android with your PC and copy the ROM with the Google Apps to your smartphone's SD card inside the root folder in it and do not extract it.
Remove the USB cord and switch off the phone.
Put it on the recovery mode (press and hold the Home, Volume up and the power button altogether)
Do a factory reset on it while it's in the recovery mode by clicking on “wipe data/factory reset.”
Make use of the power button for option selection.
Then do a cache wipe to it by clicking on “wipe cache partition.”
Ensure you wipe Dalvik cache too. Go to the Advanced menu from the CWM recovery and click on “wipe Dalvik cache.”
Then move back to main recovery screen then click on the “install zip from SD card” then click on “choose zip from SD card.”
Go to Android 4.4.2 ROM zip file that was copied to the SD card using the volume keys and use the power button to click it.
If you want to install Google Apps, repeat the steps 7 and 8.
After you have completely installed it, click on " +++Go back +++", this would take you to Main Recovery Menu and then click “reboot system now.”
You then have to wait for some minutes for the steps to complete and you will get new updated Android Smartphone.