Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,806,344 Members 53,443 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum
View Poll Results: Is stock 4.4.2 stable and relatively bug-free on Nexus 4?
Not happy with it. 1 20.00%
Satisfied but some obvious bugs/problems. 1 20.00%
Satisfied. 3 60.00%
I recommend waiting for a future update. 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

[Q] Is Stock 4.4.2 relatively safe and stable for Nexus 4?

Tip us?
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 18
Posts: 69
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bangkok
Service [Q] Is Stock 4.4.2 relatively safe and stable for Nexus 4?

I am among the last crew of US customers for the Nexus 4. Having seen lots of KitKat bug reports, I have been deliberately keeping my Nexus 4 at Android 4.2.2. (My phone is rooted but I have retained the stock ROM and I prefer to stick with stock versions for now.)

For those of you already using stock KitKat 4.4.2: Is your experience smooth? Has battery usage been consistent/better compared with previous Android versions? Would you recommend that I update? Or should I wait a bit longer?

(I also wonder how many interim updates I'll have to do if I go through the official OTA process.)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800) Cyanogenmod 10.1 unofficial
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 GT-P1000 (GSM) rooted w/ Cyanogen Mod 9.1 ROM
ASUS EEE Pad Transformer TF-101 (WiFi only) Kat Kiss JB 4.2.2

Google Nexus 4 (stock 4.2.2 rooted)
Google Nexus One (HTC) (GSM) running Cyanogen Mod 7.2 (now being used as a Squeezebox radio clone on my stereo-- using SqueezePlayer app.)
albundy2010's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2,254
Posts: 3,478
Join Date: Sep 2010
Back up your rom / apps / data etc to a computer.

Flash the stock factory images to your phone and see if it works for you.

Or you could of course just back up your rom and flash the factory images without the - w line from the script to keep it from wiping your internal storage.

Bottom line is back up your current setup properly. And flash the new rom. Don't like it revert to the backup.

Don't like your backup. You could refresh the factory images for your current rom. They are still right up on Google factory image site.....
Oxious119's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 50
Posts: 315
Join Date: Apr 2013
I've been using the nexus 5 ports since day one and I've never regretted it.
4.4.2 for me is just overall more fluid, more battery friendly. If you don't need the xposed framework you can even enable ART for an extra performance/battery boost.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes