Guide to install Android 4.3 on Google Nexus 4 and root it: The most awaited Android 4.3 was officially unveiled and released to all Google Nexus devices including Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. Android 4.3 doesn’t bring and significant changes, there are mainly under the hood improvements. The Over The Air (OTA) of Android 4.3 update is available. All Nexus 4 owners who are running stock firmware [Android 4.2.2 JDQ3] and have not rooted their phones probably received the OTA update notification. But if you have rooted your Google Nexus 4 and installed custom recovery then you cannot update Nexus 4 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean using the OTA. So here is the guide to manually install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Google Nexus 4 and rooting it after the update. You can skip the second part if you don’s want to root.

Install Android 4.3 on Nexus 4

Install Android 4.3 on Nexus 4

How to update Google Nexus 4 to Android 4.3 JWR66V OTA:

  1. Make sure your phone has adequate charge (40-50% minimum), rooted and have custom recovery installed. 
  2. It is recommended to back up your apps and data before proceeding to next step.
  3. Download latest Nexus 4 Android 4.3 JWR66V update and save it on the computer.
  4. Connect Nexus 4 to computer using the USB cable and transfer the OTA.zip file.
  5. Reboot phone and enter recovery mode Install the OTA.zip file.
  6. Reboot

How to root Nexus 4 on Android 4.3

If you have completed the previous steps and want to root Google Nexus 4 running Android 4.3 the follow this process carefully.

  1. Download latest TWRP from this link and transfer to the mobile.
  2. Reboot into recovery mode and flash TWRP.
  3. Download the latest Super SU and flash it in recovery mode and select  ‘Fix Superuser Permissionsoption.
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