Recently, Android 4.4.4 update was released for the Nexus devices, which solved the security issue. It was a small update and did not have too much changes. Nexus 4 also got this update. After installing this update, you might want to root the device. Rooting provides tons of benefits. First you will need to install a custom recovery on this device which we have seen previously. Once it is done, you can go ahead with rooting the device. Follow the instructions 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 4.4.4:
- 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.