1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    This was pretty easy, here's a method to get a working debug build of 4.4 plus the Nexus 5 apps on your Nexus 4. Follow the steps, as written, in order and things should be FC free.

    1. Make sure your bootloader is unlocked. See the stickies. Ask for help. You can not skip this step.
    2. Download these things to your computer:

    3. Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery. Do not use any other recovery for now. Use this particular version if you want to do it exactly the same as i have done: CWN recovery for the N4. See the stickies or ask for help if needed.
    4. Back yo shiz up. If you don't back yo shiz up, you are not allowed to cry later. Period; full stop.
    5. After backing things up, wipe your user data in CWM recovery.
    6. Flash the ROM from the Rootzwiki post via CWM recovery.
    7. Flash the G Apps from the RootzWiki post via CWM recovery.
    8. Reboot your phone normally.
    9. Go through the Set up process, but don't start opening apps right and left. Do NOT backup and restore to your Google account.
    10. Open Google Play. Download a file manager. I use AI File Explorer. Any should work.
    11. Find the extra apk files you placed on your SD card, and tap to install them normally one at a time. Install them ALL, but do not open any of them yet.
    12. Hit the Home button, choose the new launcher, but pick this time only don't set it as default just yet. Tap through the welcome screens, but stay on the home screen.
    13. Say OK Google and search for something. Anything. Then tap the Home button again.
    14. Choose the OLD launcher, but do not set it as the default.
    15. Swipe up from the home button to open Google Now. Sign in to Google Now.
    16. Hit the home button, choose new launcher, set as default if you like.

    You should have everything working now, without any force closes.
    Remember, this is a debug build. There may be apps in Google Play that do not show up because of this. I'll leave changing things to act as a Nexus 5 to Google Play to someone else.

    Have fun!
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    11-01-2013 05:05 PM
  2. marty331's Avatar
    Can't wait to install this tonight after the kids are in bed!
    11-01-2013 06:37 PM
  3. rupam95's Avatar
    I have TWRP custom recovery. Will that work? If not, how do I uninstall it and install ClockWorkMod?

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    11-01-2013 07:56 PM
  4. chiweed's Avatar
    3. Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery. Do not use any other recovery for now. Use this particular version if you want to do it exactly the same as i have done: CWN recovery for the N4.
    Use ClockWorkMod Recovery. Must have ADB installed on your computer to push the recovery image. Installing the recovery image overwrites the previous recovery.

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    11-01-2013 08:40 PM
  5. blundellberg's Avatar
    Does anyone else have issues with the back button not working after updating or is it just me?
    11-01-2013 11:54 PM
  6. knahrvorn's Avatar
    The extra apks seem to work nicely on a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3. Just tried the new Hangouts with sms support. Even the launcher has changed (in fact I can choose between the 4.3 and the 4.4 launcher).
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    11-02-2013 05:08 AM
  7. Kevin Harvell's Avatar
    Only issue I have noticed so far is that it shows 2 camera apps available after installing the Extra APK's. Other than that, it is nice to be running 4.4.

    Thanks Jerry!
    11-03-2013 12:42 AM
  8. yfan's Avatar
    Only issue I have noticed so far is that it shows 2 camera apps available after installing the Extra APK's. Other than that, it is nice to be running 4.4.

    Thanks Jerry!
    I solved this by simply disabling the bundled camera app. I can't, however, use Google keyboard. I installed it from the extra apks, and every time I try to use it, it force closes. I miss the gesture typing; I'm very used to it. I can use the AOSP keyboard, but it doesn't have gesture typing.

    EDIT: Solved it by getting the Google keyboard from here: com.google.android.inputmethod.latin-2.0.19003.893803a
    11-04-2013 02:12 AM
  9. xerave1's Avatar
    Yes, the back button doesnt work for me as well, since I tried changing the input method /-:
    11-04-2013 02:49 AM
  10. JusDre82's Avatar
    Is anyone having issues with maps locking on your location?

    Sent from my AOSP on Mako using Tapatalk
    11-04-2013 09:50 AM
  11. yfan's Avatar
    Is anyone having issues with maps locking on your location?
    No, if anything, it's working better than 4.3 for me.
    11-04-2013 10:31 AM
  12. Kevin Harvell's Avatar
    Is anyone having issues with maps locking on your location?

    Sent from my AOSP on Mako using Tapatalk
    I am.

    Couple of other issues:

    - The weather extension in DashClock Widget says it is unable to find my location. Tap on it and it finds it with no problems.
    - I have lost my HSPA+ data connection (can only choose between 2G and 3G) and when accessing data, it only shows it as H instead of the normal H+.
    11-04-2013 03:30 PM
  13. yfan's Avatar
    Yes, the back button doesnt work for me as well, since I tried changing the input method /-:
    Same here. It's usually fixed by simply reinstalling the Google keyboard from the apk, but it's still damn annoying to have to do it every time I restart my phone.
    11-04-2013 05:35 PM
  14. rupam95's Avatar
    I followed all the steps and everything seems to be fine except i lost my root. WTF?
    11-05-2013 01:56 PM
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    11-23-2015 12:32 AM

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