I'm trying to update my Nexus 4 from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 and every time the message pops up, I select install and clockworkmod recovery keeps saying error, installation aborted, STATUS 7. I've even tried doing toggle signature verification. I have the latest cwm, root, and I also have ROM manager installed. Does anyone know how to properly install this update?

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Put the stock recovery back and use that for the update, instead of trying to do it with CWM.

For a Nexus device, you can get the official factory images from here. Download the Nexus 4 factory image for the Android version you're currently running (probably KOT49H) and unzip it. Inside, one of the files is a .zip file. Extract that, and you'll find a recovery.bin file. Flash this to your recovery partition in the same way that you flashed CWM, and you'll have your stock recovery back. (You can reinstall CWM when you're done.)

Remember to enable OTA survival in SuperSU, by the way, or you'll lose root when you install the update.

  • On my phone there is no stock recovery Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 23:11
  • Every Android device has a recovery. It's what's used for system updates and factory resets. When you installed CWM, you were putting it into the existing recovery partition, replacing the recovery that came with the phone.
    – Wyzard
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 23:13
  • my phone does not have a recovery. If you boot it into a recovery while theres no cwm it just gives you an error. I installed it using usb and a program on my computer (odin style) Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 23:16
  • The screen with the android in the middle and a red triangle above him? That is the stock recovery. It's not meant to be used interactively like CWM is; it expects the Android OS to have provided a script to tell it what to do automatically.
    – Wyzard
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 23:19
  • Well thats aomething new, thanks, but all that trouble espetially loosing both cwm and root in the end is just not worth it. Hell if i could i would downgrade to 4.3 cuz kitkat is horrible, glitchy, and uses up a lot of battery and i mean a lot. Samething happened to my old phone, it had 2.3 gingerbread and upgrading it made problems. Every phone should not be upgraded Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 0:19

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