Google launched Nexus 5 just the other day and their newest version of Android 4.4 KitKat followed soon after but surprisingly, developers have already released an unofficial custom ROM for the device based on KitKat. The new ROM by popular Android ROM developers CyanogenMod is apparently already available to the public and there is a video to show just how sleek it is. If you are one of the many who can even buy a device based on availability of custom ROMs then you have got to love Nexus 5.
CyanogenMod 11 is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and brings a ton of new cool features that the stock Android ROM does not have. An xda-developers user m3dd0g posted the details about and link to the Nexus 5’s CyanogenMod ROM earlier today together with a link to the newest version of Google Apps and if you have a Nexus 5 you wouldn’t mind using as a guinea pig then you can head on to XDA-Developers and download the ROM.
Since this is the earliest build of CM 11, it comes with a warning that it is unstable and it has already run into problems. The straightforward version is, this ROM will most likely brick your device, so do not install it on your device if you would mind losing it. It is however worth talking about this because once the Alpha build comes out, it won’t be long before more stable releases come.
LG Nexus 5 joins the likes of Nexus 4, Nexus (both 2012 and 2013 refresh), HTC One and HTC One X+ as the only few devices to have unofficial versions of Android 4.4 KitKat. Check out the video on You Tube to see how CM 11 runs on Nexus 5 and tell us what you think or what your expectations are.