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How to root Google Nexus 4 on Android 4.4 KitKat KRT16O ROM using TWRP

it's time to share the steps to root KitKat factory image on Nexus 4. if for some reasons you were unable to update via the OTA. Rooting on Android phone does gives you so many options to install apps, which normally you can not on stock, Flash Custom Recoveries and Custom ROMs are a few advantages of rooting. If you now running the Android 4.4 KitKat on your Nexus 4, definitely you’ll be looking for safe and easy way to root your phone.

[Image: Android-4.4-KitKat-KRT16O-ROM-using-TWRP.png]

Note: Your device must be charged 80% or above & Take backup of all the important data before proceeding it. Enable Android usb debugging mode, if you are asked to.

[Image: ap-warning.png] To perform this process on your own risk

Guide- How to root Google Nexus 4 on Android 4.4 KitKat KRT16O ROM using TWRP

Step 1: Download the TWRP Recovery image file from here.
- save the file in SDK> Platform-tools folder.

Step 2: Download the SuperSU root file by Chainfire from here.
- place the zip in Platform-tools folder.

Step 3: Connect your phone with your PC using the USB cable.

Step 4: Reboot your Nexus 4 in Bootloader Mode.
- go to Platform-tools folder under SDK, then launch Command Prompt Window there and enter ‘adb reboot bootloader‘

Step 5: Now, in order to flash TWRP Recovery you will need to enter the following command line:
- fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.3-mako.img

Step 6: Wait for the TWRP Recovery to install successfully, then enter the following line to reboot your device in TWRP custom Recovery Mode:
- adb reboot recovery

Step 7: Next, on the TWRP Recovery main menu press on ‘Advanced’ option.
- make sure that your device is still connected with your PC.

Step 8: Select ‘ADB Sideload’ option and then enter this line in the CMD window: adb sideload UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.69.zip
Now wait for the process to complete and reboot your phone now in normal mode and unplug the Nexus 4 from PC.

Step 9: Open the Google Play Store and update SuperSU.
That’s it, now your phone has been successfully rooted using TWRP Recovery.

Well done, because the Nexus 4 in your hand is rooted with the the Android 4.4 (KitKat) KRT16O factory image running. Verify it using Root Checker app.
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