Android 4.4 Kitkat Flashing Instructions for Nexus 4, all variants of Nexus 7, & Nexus 10

We have posted on the release of factory images of android Kitkat 4.4 for all Nexus devices in the previous post. Now in this post we will brief you on the flashing instructions to get android 4.4 Kitkat onto your Nexus devices.


  1. You need to have the Android SDK installed. The SDK contains the latest version of adb and fastboot, which you will need for flashing files and issuing commands. 
  2. A MicroUSB cable to execute adb sideload, fastboot flash, and other commands. 
  3. You also have to unlock your bootloader - a process that wipes your data.
  4. Enable Developer options by going to the Settings -> About screen and tapping Build number until the OS unlocks the hidden Developer options menu. Now go to Developer options and make sure you have USB debugging turned on. For security purposes, you can turn it off after we're done.
  5. To unlock the bootloader, if you haven't already done so:
  6. Reboot into the bootloader by issuing an adb reboot bootloader command on your computer or using the correct combination of buttons applicable to your device. Warning: This will wipe your data. Type in fastboot oem unlock on your computer. Agree to the unlock by selecting Yes on your device (VolUp, then Power).
  7. You have now unlocked your bootloader (and the data partition was wiped clean). Verify by rebooting to the bootloader again and looking at Lock State.


  1. Download the full factory image corresponding to your Nexus model (Nexus 4 is occam), which includes the full system, bootloader, recovery, kernel (boot.img), and radio (radio is not included for Wi-Fi-only variants). 
  2. Unpack the tgz (tar/gz) archive into its own directory. You can use any tool that reads gz and tar, like 7-Zip.
  3. Proceed with this step if you want to keep your data intact. If you skip this step, your data will be wiped. With your favorite text editor, edit (be careful not to run it by accident instead of editing) flash-all.bat (if you're on Windows) or flash-all.sh (Mac, Linux) and remove "-w" from the fastboot update command. For example, if the line reads fastboot -w update image-razor-jss15j.zip, it should now read fastboot update image-razor-jss15j.zip. The -w option instructs fastboot to wipe data.
  4. Reboot into the bootloader and run the appropriate flash-all script.
Now you are done....

Note: The above procedure restored the factory recovery, so if you want a custom one, you can flash one now .For better security, you can relock the bootloader by issuing fastboot oem lock while booted to the bootloader. This will, however, mean that if you ever want to do anything that requires an unlocked bootloader, you will lose your data in the unlock process.


  1. Rooting your Nexus is very easy. It requires an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery. I recommend using TWRP.
  2. Flash TWRP from here (Reboot into the bootloader as before and then fastboot flash recovery FILENAME.img).
  3. Reboot into recovery (adb reboot recovery).
  4. Flash SuperSU. To do that, download the zip, then put the recovery into adb sideload mode (in TWRP, it's under Advanced), and then do adb sideload FILENAME.zip.
You should be rooted.
Reboot, head to the Play Store, and update SuperSU.

Download Nexus factory images and binaries

Android 4.4 KitKat Factory images released for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 And Nexus 10

For those Nexus owners fascinated  by the Kitkat in Nexus 5, Google have released the factory images for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 as promised. These factory images can be manually installed on to the Nexus devices for those who can't wait for the over the air(OTA) updates.

Android 4.4 KitKat Factory Images:  Nexus 4 | Nexus 7 (2013) | Nexus 7 (2012)


Locket App:" Get paid for your Android lock screen

A new android app Locket was released on thursday,the 18th, that lets you cash in on your lock screen. Locket is an Android app that delivers ads on your lock screen and pays you just for unlocking your phone. 1 cent every time you unlock the screen with a limit of 3 per hour that adds up to 3 cents per hour or 36 cents per day. Locket also pays $1 per referral. You can cash in when your earnings reach $10.

Get locket app here : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.locket.android

For more on locket check : www.getlocket.com


Cyanogen Mod 10.1 for Samsung Galaxy S4

Cyanogen Mod have come up with their versions for Smasung galaxy s4. They have come up with Cyanogen mod 10.1 nightly for the US T-Mobile version SGH-M919 and the Canadian variant (SGH-i337M) of galaxy s4 two days back. The release for the International version and other variants will be followed at a later date soon. The current releases are working experimental versions of the firmware with not all the bugs cleared. The builds are both in theri nightly stage.
The nightlies of the above versions can be downloaded at the links below.

T-Mobile version SGH-M919
Canadian variant (SGH-i337M)


Create floating widgets in Android above any application : Overlays v1.0.8.1

There are methods and applications that help to float applications like note, music and paint. Here we are giving you an application that helps to float widgets above any running application. name of the application is Overlays. Overlays can take any existing widget in your phone above the running application like browser or media player or document reader. The application is compatible with all Android 4.0 devices and higher. Even though Overlays pro is a paid version, a free version of the application is also available. The application is aplicable to any added widget in your phone. For example you can :
• Show your favorite music widget on top of your navigation application
• Float a calculator while writing documents.
• Make sure you still have battery when playing a game.
• And many more...


About Overlays

Last Update
April 22, 2013
Current version
Android:4.0 or higher

Changelog of 
* New! Application shortcut overlay. 
* Settings got a new look and some new options: 
1. Choose the overlay re-size, delete, settings & save buttons size. 
2. Keep aspect ratio while re-sizing widgets
3. Define long click duration to enter overlay edit mode. 
* Removed the launcher profile that showed as default
* New profile can be created and default can be deleted
* Bug fixes with some widgets like Pandora.

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Source : forum.xda-developers.com

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