How to root LG Nexus 4 on KitKat 4.4.3

By | June 7, 2014
Google-Nexus-4 rooting guide

Nexus is smartphone manufactured by LG and marketed by Google, if you own this great mid-range smartphone in your pocket you should feel proud of being a Google customer as you are the first one to get the latest KitKat 4.4.3 update along with other Nexus series smartphone.

Google-Nexus-4 rooting guide

If you are addicted to use rooted device and after getting this you want to root your Nexus 4 then you can go for the steps below. I hope you have idea about rooting and its drawbacks, it not then first read this tutorial completely and comment your doubts and queries related tot this rooting article.

Rooting requirements

  • Rooting is not an authorized process and voids the warranty of the device.
  • Rooting allows you to customize with many new options such as frees up the internal memory, improves the battery life and more that you can’t do as a normal user.
  • Before rooting back up all your data on the phone memory, because rooting wipes out all the data on phone memory.
  • Make sure that battery of the device is more than 70%, rooting consumes more battery and avoid the unnecessary shutdowns.
  • Download and install USB drivers from on your device.
  • Bootloader must be unlocked, follow this link to do so.
  • Enable the USB debugging on your device by heading over to the Settings>>Applications>>Developer Options>>USB debugging.

See Also: How to manually update LG Nexus 4 to Kitkat 4.4.3

KitKat 4.4.3

Files to download

How to root LG Nexus 4 on KitKat 4.4.3

  1. Download both the file from the link posted above on your PC and transfer the CWM recovery on Fastboot folder,(You will get this folder after unlocking the bootloader on your PC).
  2. Plugin your Nexus 4 and transfer the SuperSU file on your device’s SD card.
  3. Switch Off your device and enable the Fastboot/Bootloader mode, Press and hold Volume Down+Power button until something appears on your screen.
  4. Open Command prompt in the Fastboot folder, Press Shift+Right Click and open command prompt here.
  5. Now plugin the device to your PC.
  6. Type the command one by one
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot reboot
  7. After reboot, again switch off your device and go into the Bootloader/Fastboot, to do so press and hold Volume Down+Power button for few seconds.
  8. Now choose Recovery mode, and choose the option called “install zip from SD card” and then browse the SuperSU zip file which you have transferred to your device’s SD card.
  9. Confirm installation and restart your device.
  10. This time your Nexus 4 will boot with root access and installed CWM custom Recovery.

To ensure that your device got rooted on not, head over to Play Store and search for an app called ‘RootChecker’. It notifies you device’s rooting status.

Author: Galvin Carter

Galvin Carter, the Associate Editor at The Tech Bulletin, is a computer programmer by profession and a geek by passion. He likes to gather knowledge about current technologies, gadgets. Being an Android lover, his content revolves around Android. +GalvinCarter