How to Update Nexus 5 with Beanstalk Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware with more Free RAM – Guide

Beanstalk firmware for Nexus 5 is the new talk of the town and for all those users who wanted to make the most of their Nexus 5 Android phone can now install the same. Though this will require you to root the device, it’s worth it. So after checking out the list of detailed features which this device comes along with, do follow the list of quick pre requites which you need to follow before you slip into the detailed guide which will help you to apply this update. The best part of this firmware is that it comes with the trust of many users who are already using this firmware in their Nexus 5 smartphone.



  • CM based
  • Lockscreen background options (Color fill, Custom image, Transparent)
  • Customizable Lockscreen text color
  • Lockscreen rotation
  • Option to enable all widgets
  • Minimize lockscreen challange
  • Use widget carousel
  • Slider Shortcuts
  • Static Lockscreen shortcuts
  • Lockscreen button actions
  • LCD Density
  • Scroll elasticity options
  • Default App grip option
  • Custom Carrier label
  • Dual Pane options
  • Customizable boot animation (off, default, set your own bootanimation)
  • Custom original BeanStalk Wallpapers by skyliner33v
  • Custom BeanStalk bootanimation by skyliner33v
  • Status bar color and transparency
  • Clock and date options which includes color, location, style
  • Signal Styles which include color and text instead of icons, alternate GB signal layout, hide signal icons
  • Breathing SMS option
  • Battery styles – Includes specific colors and styles. Also includes battery bar
  • Do not disturb option
  • Show notification count

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your device needs to be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps manually and not with any of the PC Suites.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Head over to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” in your Nexus 5 so as to enable the USB Debugging Mode.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner for any damage happened to your Nexus 5 due to not following the instructions mentioned in the article.

  • Once you have backed up all the data in your device, you now will have to proceed to the next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you update the device.

Let’s proceed to the next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you update the device.

Procedure to Update Nexus 5 with Beanstalk Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware:

  • Disconnect the device and connect your phone to computer with the help of original USB cable and oplace these two zip files in your device. Now, all you need to do is to enter the device in Recovery Mode.
  • Recovery Mode in Nexus 5 can be entered by ROM Manager app. Alternatively you can also enter your device into the recovery mode with the help of Command prompt.
  • In recovery mode, Clear the Cache and Wipe the data with the help of appropriate steps. Once done, select “install zip from sd card” and then choose the zip file of kitkat 4.4.2 Android which you have placed in your phone and then the Google Apps Package.
  • Once the firmware is updated, select “Go Back” and select “reboot system now”. The whole process of firmware update will take around 10-12 minutes. Once the firmware is updated successfully, you can check the same from the path “Settings > About Phone” where the current firmware version will be mentioned.

Note: If at all your Nexus 5 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off long press the power button.

This firmware is only applicable to Nexus 5 smartphone and not to any other smartphones. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.


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