Whenever a new Android comes up, users will need to go to Google Play or check with Nexus and the works. However, for many advanced users, particularly those who do not have the option to go to Nexus, the best option would be custom ROMs. Many developers tinker and explore Google devices and interfaces. A new set of nightly builds for Android 4.4 KitKat from OmniROM can be rolled to a range of Nexus devices - not just a few devices but 15 Android devices.

Here is the full list of the tablet sand phones that can receive the Android 4.4 KitKat nightly builds:

  • Galaxy S II (i9100G)
  • Galaxy S II AT&T (SGH-i777)
  • Galaxy S III (i9300)
  • Galaxy S III LTE (i9305)
  • Galaxy Note (N7000)
  • Galaxy Note II (N7100)
  • Galaxy Note II LTE (t0lte)
  • Galaxy Note II LTE AT&T (t0lteatt)
  • Galaxy Note II LTE T-Mobile (t0ltetmo)
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7 2012 3G
  • Nexus 7 2012 WiFi
  • Nexus 7 2013 WiFi
  • Oppo Find 5

For the uniniated, OmniROM refers to a new group or family of custom ROMs that has been gaining attention among Android enthusiasts and users. Well-known Android developers are included in the team namely Chainfire, Dees_Troy, and Xplodwild. The team seeks to offer compatible andsolid ROM including a range of features that users cannot find on AOSP or stock builds.

The team also aims to provide nightly builds that are reliable enough so end users can roll them out. The team encourages people to file bug reports to develop a more interactive community. OmniROM offers other unique features like multi-window modes, multi-workspace modes, flappable quick settings and other tweaks. Additional features for Android 4.4 KitKat include per-app permission control in the Settings menu, non-obtrusive call notification a Bass Boost center frequency setting in DSP Manager and virtual stereo widening.

For those who wish to start with the custom ROM, they just need to download the files to get started. Majority of the supported devices already feature around three to four nightly builds as well as a week of backlog.