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Google has released Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 5 couple days ago and if you have not updated yet to Android 4.4.3, you can easily grab the Android 4.4.3 Stock ROM with root for your Nexus 5.
This is exact, identical version of the released stock firmware but you can easily flash it using CWM or TWRP recovery since it’s in CWM/TWRP-flashable zip format, the preferable method to update for rooted Nexus 5 users.
There are some major updates under the hood although there’s not much visual changes other than the dialer and version change to 4.4.3. You will find much smoother performance and Google has optimized many areas of the Nexus 5 including WiFi, bluetooth, audio, and much more.
Overall, you will find better battery life, squeeze that extra 15% out of your Nexus 5 as Android 4.4.3 is much more optimized version of Android 4.4.2.
For those of you who must “feel” these changes that you cannot see, I highly recommend trying the stock rooted ROM before you start going flasholic on newer Android 4.4.3 custom ROMs. So, for this week definitely check out the stock Android 4.4.3 + root and let me know what you think of the latest changes under the hood!
No Gapps needed!
UPDATE: There’s Android 4.4.4 Stock ROM with root for Nexus 5 now!
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install SuperSU, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
Make sure you update to the latest Google Camera on Play Store after installing ROM!
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA!
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
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