This is Google's Official KRT16M Factory Image for the Nexus 5, without any mods included, zipaligned/signed, unrooted, untouched and ready to be flashed through any custom recovery. It will always come handy to you if you want to return back to stock from a custom rom, do a fresh and clean install or simply use it as a base to add your own mods. It is not rooted as some may don't want a rooted rom but can easily be done at any time by the end user. It comes in 2 versions, odexed and deodexed. This was cooked with dsixda's Android Kitchen.
Download KRT16M/Android 4.4 - Deodex via MEGA via dev-host
- You need TWRP or CWM Custom Recovery installed on your phone.
- Wipe cache & dalvik
- Wipe data/factory reset
- Format system
- Flash rom
- Wipe cache and reboot
Root Procedure (optional)
Follow this thread by Chainfire. Once rooted you may also need to install Busybox
Odexed vs. Deodexed Mini Info - Odexed may boot faster, can receive OTA updates
- Deodexed is easily customisable but cannot receive OTA updates
Note: I do not own a Nexus 5 (I am a Galaxy Nexus/Nexus 7 2013 user) so I cannot test things for you. But it should be safe for you flashing this since the procedure with Android Kitchen is always the same. Again I am not held responsible for any damage or issues you may face with your device after flashing this. You do this at your own risk!
*** How to update Android Kitchen in order to cook succesfully Nexus 5 ROMS *** (thanks to members a9y and Dirk64 for providing me the workaround)
- unzip the files as follows:
a. "hammerhead" in kitchen's tools/edify_defs folder
b. "api_level" in kitchen's tools/deodex_files folder (will overwrite default file in that folder)
c. "use_this_version" in kitchen's tools/deodex_files folder (will overwrite default file in that folder)
d. "smali-2.0" & "backsmali-2.0" files in kitchen's tools/deodex_files folder
- now you can cook succesfully!!!
Thread will be updated every time a new factory image from Google is available!
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