Android 4.4.3 update has been rolling out to the Nexus, GPe and some Motorola devices. Nexus 4 also received the update. After updating the Nexus 4 to the latest Android version, you might want to gain root access. Rooting has many benefits. You can install apps that require root access, flash mods, custom kernels, custom ROMs and much more. Follow the steps given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 4:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
Steps to root Nexus 4 running on Android 4.4.3:
- Download the SuperSU zip file and transfer it to your device.
- Now boot in to the CWM Recovery.
- Go to “Wipe cache partition” and clear the cache.
- Now go to “Advanced options” and delete the dalvik cache.
- Go to “Install custom zip” and select the file downloaded in step 1.
- After a few seconds the process will be completed. Just reboot the phone.