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Install Android 4.4.4 CM11 Milestone 9 KitKat ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894 – How To Instruction

Update your Motorola Droid 4 XT894 to latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat with CM11 Milestone 9 ROM. The development team of CyanogenMod ROM rolled out Milestone 9 build for CM11 ROM for Motorola Droid 4 XT894. That means, you can now download and install custom firmware CM11 M9 to update your Motorola Droid 4 XT894 to latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat. A Milestone build is way better than nightly and a step towards a stable CM11 build. This new Milestone 9 brings some improved features and bug fixes. The hardware of Motorola Droid 4 XT894 is enough to run CM11 smoothly. Continue reading this guide to know how to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat based CM11 (Milestone 9) custom ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894.

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CyanogenMod comes with various useful customization. Since, CM11 is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, you may like to know what's new on it. Some of the cool Android 4.4.4 KitKat features that you will enjoy is Screen Recording, Tap to Pay (Google Wallet for everyone), NFC emulation for non nfc devices, 14% less memory usage, cloud printing from Gallery, Google Home is the new Launcher, Core System Processes Trimmed, apps are efficient and responsive on all devices, the all new 'procstats tool details' memory use, Full-screen Immersive mode, seamless change in resolution during media playback, Phone dialer got local business detection, redesigned Quickoffice and many more.

  • Themes support for additional UI elements
  • Heads Up Notifications – Bug Fixes
  • Lockscreen – Allow doubletap to sleep when using secure keyguard
  • Torch – Improve performance
  • Safe Headset Volume – prompt when interfering with 3rd party device (Jawbone, Square, etc)
  • Center clock support
  • Quick Settings – respect locale changes on additional tiles
  • Proximity Wake-Up support – prevent accidental wake-up of device by checking to see if proximity sensor is blocked (eg. Device is in a bag or pocket).
  • Spam notification filtering – Set notifications to auto-ignore based on content (perfect for those pesky games that want you to ‘Save 20% on our new game’). Long-press offending notification to set as ignored; manage in Privacy settings.
  • Settings Search – Additional improvements and highlighting
  • Data Usage Info – Add support for CDMA devices without sim cards
  • Bluetooth – Add additional A2DP profiles
  • Bluetooth – Disable AVRCP 1.5 by default (fixes various car unit compatibility)
  • Email – Fix saving attachments to storage for POP3 accounts
  • Translations (Thanks CM Crowdin Team!)
  • Account for Play Services induced wake-locks
  • Fix encryption on some LG Devices
  • Dialer – add support for Korean and Chinese to smart-dialer
Please note, not all Android 4.4.4 KitKat feature yet ported to CM11 (Milestone 9) ROM.

CM11 Milestone 9

This tutorial is only for Motorola Droid 4 XT894. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (Android Pulp Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.  

Pre Requisites:

1. ROM flashing require you to wipe your internal memory data, hence you required to backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. If your phone shut down during installation then there is good chance to brick your device.You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You must have USB Driver Installed for Motorola Droid 4 XT894 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise it's won't be possible to transfer file between PC and Motorola Droid 4 XT894. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest Safestrap recovery Installed. The latest CWM version and up or TWRP and up can also flash this ROM. [General Guide]

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat based CM11 ROM (Milestone 9) on Motorola Droid 4 XT894.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)
  1. CM11 (Milestone 9) For Motorola Droid 4 XT894  [Filename:]
  2. Google Apps [Filename:]

How to Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat based CM11 (Milestone 9) ROM on Motorola Droid 4 XT894

  1. Connect your smartphone to PC using USB cable.
  2. Copy downloaded files to the SD card of your smartphone. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  3. Disconnect USB and then turn off your smartphone.
  4. Now boot into Safestrap recovery. To do so, first press power button to turn device on then after the Motorola splash screen, you should see the Safestrap screen. The Safestrap screen should show Safestrap Disabled in red, Recovery at the bottom left, and Continue at the  bottom right. Tap on Recovery button on the Safestrap main screen to boot into Safestrap recovery mode.
  5. Now it’s time to set up a ROM slot for CM11. To do so, tap on Boot Options and in the very next screen tap on ROM-Slot-1. Now set the data partition to a minimum of 1GB unless you planning to install tons of apps and games. The other two partitions – system and cache are default and cannot be changed. Wait for the partitions to get set up.
  6. Once the process completed, your ROM slot is ready. Which means it will boot from that new slot from now on. All we have to do now, install a ROM on that slot, which in our case is CM11.
  7. Press the home button to return back to the main screen. Now tap on Install and navigate and select On the next screen, slide the button to confirm the installation.The ROM installation will begin.
  8. Once the ROM installation process end, repeat the step 7 but choose instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.
  9. When installation is completed, go back to the main menu and select reboot system to reboot the smartphone and boot up into customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM CM11. The first boot will take time, so be patient!
Congrats! Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware based custom ROM CM11 (Milestone 9) is now running on your Motorola Droid 4 XT894. Now explore the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat. [Note: If you find difficulties to run root only apps then it may be disabled. Do this then, enable developer settings first (tap the build number 8 times under about device), then enable root under Developer Settings].


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