Install SlimKat Android 4.4.2 On LG Nexus 5[Guide]


The first Stable version of SlimKat has been released by the Slim Team and it can be install on LG Nexus 5. The Rom is based on Android 4.4.2, the main purpose of this rom is to give you a slimmed rom but still fill with a lot of rich features. This ROM is officially available for 50 devices. Custom Icons and Shortcuts are present in this rom and almost everywhere. The rom will give you the real and complete dark look, more and unique camera features like True Preview and Smart Capture. You can even remove system apps in this ROM without any third party application.If you are interested in other ROMs, you can visit our Custom ROM section Or You can update your LG Nexus 5 to SlimKat Android 4.4.2 by following our Tutorial.This is not an official release from LG/Google, but a Custom ROM, you need to install a Custom Recovery on your device to install it and also your device must be rooted. Haven’t rooted yet. Follow:

Unlock bootloader of Nexus 5

Root and install CWM recovery on Nexus 5


But why would anyone goes for a Custom ROM instead of staying on the Stock On, allow me to explain. “Stock and Official ROMs are good, but they are created with keeping in mind the demands of all,some wants performance and some wants speed, some wants looks, some wants features. Putting them all in one ROM can cause Lag, Performance issuesand bugs. But Custom ROM in basically designed for either Looks or Performance and Custom ROM gives speed and great performance with Tweaks and System Tools.”

In this Article,  we will show you How To Install SlimKat ROM Android 4.4.2 On LG Nexus 5.But before we begin, Make sure:

  1. That you have a Well Charged battery.
  2. Back-up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages.It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to back up all your important data.


The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device,and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers which is LG in our case. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility

Important things:

  • Your Device must be Rooted and Latest Custom Recovery must be installed on it.
  • Enable USB debugging mode.
  • Make sure that battery level is at 85% or more.
  • This Tutorial is Only For LG Nexus 5.

Features OF SlimKat 3.0:

  • The Real Dark Slim
    • Full system-wide dark interfaces. – If you like it smooth and classy.
  • Custom Shortcuts. Everywhere.
    • Hardware keys, Navigation Ring, Navigation Bar, Lockscreen, Tiles, Notifications etc. – We’ve got you covered.
  • System-Wide Keyboard Controls
    • Rotation, cursor control, optional emoticions, etc. – You’ll be tapping away to your heart’s content.
  • SlimCenter
    • Downloads, contact information, system app removal. – More fun than you can shake a stick at.
  • Camera Features
    • Trueview, Smart Capture. – Capture life moments with ease.

All read and Ready, let’s head towards the next page to see How to install this ROM on your Nexus 5.

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