The Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone was left out of the Android 4.4 OS update that was rolled out to other recent Nexus devices. As a result, its users are stuck with Android 4.3 on their device with official updates of further versions out of the picture. We previously did however cover how you can install Android 4.4 on the Galaxy Nexus by flashing an AOSP ROM. And now, the CyanogenMod team have also come out with their official Android 4.4 ROM for the device.
The Galaxy Nexus was launched in 2011 by Google in collaboration with Samsung. It was the second such joint collaboration between the two companies after launching Nexus S the year before. The Galaxy Nexus featured a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED 720p display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, 5 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front facing camera. It originally ran on Android 4.0, which was launched along with the smartphone, and received its final update in the form of Android 4.3. Let us now see how to install the CM 11 ROM, based on Android 4.4, on the device.