How to update to Android 4.3 on your rooted Nexus 4

A while ago upon applying the freshly received Android 4.3 OTA update on my Nexus 4 the following happened:

android-update-fail

Although the error message looked rather troubling after rebooting Android got successfully updated to 4.3 to my surprise.

Even though my phone got updated some days later the update re-appeared among my notifications. This time I went over the same process just to make the nofication disappear. Some days later when the update notification popped again I really wanted to get rid of it on the long term so I delved deeper. As it turns out the solution is surprisingly easy.

1) Unroot your phone in SuperSU.

android-update-unroot

2) Apply the update.

android-update-apply

3) Reinstall SuperSU through CWM.

That's it, enjoy!

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