After Google launched the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, CyanogenMod immediately announced that it had started working on their ROMs for it. And now, their CM 11 ROMs have been released for the new Nexus devices. The first released ROMs were all M snapshot builds which are considered to be more stable than the nightly builds. However, a new nightly build has also been released for the Nexus 5 which may address the issues that might have been present in the previous build and also include the latest Android 4.4.1 in it.

The Nexus 5 was launched a couple of months back along with the Android 4.4 KitKat OS. The latest Nexus device features a 4.95″ True HD IPS Plus display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3GHz quad-core processor and an Adreno 330 GPU. It has 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory and 2300 mAh battery. Follow the below steps to install the official CM 11 ROM on your Nexus 5.

Nexus 5

Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 5:



  1. Download the latest CM 11 ROM zip file and the Gapps zip file and copy it to the root of the internal storage of your Nexus 5.
  2. Turn off the device and boot into recovery mode. To do this, follow the below steps:
    A. Press and hold the Volume down and Power buttons simultaneously.
    B. Use the Volume up or down buttons until you see Recovery on the screen and then press the Power button to boot into it.
  3. Now perform a “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”.
  4. Next select “Install Zip”, then “Select Zip” and choose the CM 11 ROM zip file.
  5. Again select “Install Zip”, then “Select Zip” and choose the Gapps zip file this time.
  6. Finally reboot your device.

You have successfully installed official CyanogenMod 11 (CM 11) ROM on your Nexus 5.

Note: The ROM is not yet stable and so may contain few bugs.

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