Wednesday was a busy days for updates, with Android 4.4 KitKat rollouts to the Nexus 4 and the Verizon Moto X, and a bug squashing update for Google Nexus devices.
The update, which has already begun rolling out to some users as an OTA, brings the build number to KRT16S, from the KRT16O of the original KitKat build that rolled out last week. This update applies to the Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi, the Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi, and the Nexus 10.
The Nexus 4 is now receiving its Android 4.4 update, which includes the bug fixes that Google applied to the devices it updated last week. According to the changelog, KRT16S fixes several bugs related to APN settings as well as a more serious bug that Google engineer Dan Morrill called a “stop-ship bug”. According to developer Al Sutton, the critical bug relates to encryption and “could have left encrypted devices undecryptable if the user entered the wrong password after an update”. It appears that Google wanted to fix this serious problem before rolling out the Nexus 4 KitKat update, hence the unusual delay.
If you can’t wait for the OTA to arrive on your device, here are the OTA zip files that you can apply yourself:
For instructions on how to sideload the OTA zip files, check out this great post from my colleague Adam Koueider. Updated factory images for all Nexus devices can be found here.
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Still no fix for YouTube dropping frames on nexus 7
Still waiting for 4.4 to hit both of my Nexus 7′s (2013 and 2012). Hopefully when it finally rolls out it will be this updated version. Maybe the “original” rollout was a limited soak test of sorts. Never would have imagined a Verizon phone (Moto x) would get the latest Android update before Nexus devices.
Same here. Still waiting for the update for my Nexus 10.
Go to apps, All apps, Google framework, Clear data, check update :P
that doesn’t work this time around
Don’t clear Google framework. Just sideload it if you want it.
Thanks it worked
Same here… Still waiting for KitKat to hit my Nexus 7 2013… Hopefully we will se it soon :D
And finally got the update last night. Too bad the new Google launcher is missing but at least Nova Launcher does the trick.
Yep same here havent got the first kitkat update.. :)
Nothing on my 2013 N7. I really wonder who gets these updates after all…
I guess Moto X will get the 4.4 update before Nexus… :P
Well it IS a nexus device afterall, I’ve had the official 4.4 for quite awhile from XDA.
Wednesday was a busy day – I thought today was Wednesday? Did I sleep through a whole day again?
Hunger games!No candy on N7 2012 or N7 2013
I am still waiting for the OTA kitkat 4.4 update for my nexus 7 2013 In UAE, Anybody from UAE got their hands on 4.4 update?
No update for my ’12 and ’13 N7 yet…. (sigh)
KitKat messed up my camera
Did the kitkat sideload last week. Got the update just now.
Now it is the 21st and still no KitKat on my Nexus 10 here in the UK….what is the story Google?
hi from spain. just got 4.4 into my nexus 7 2012 wifi.
Just got a surprise in UK – went into settings and did system update on my nexus 7 (2013) and got 4.4.
How to install it on unrooted with twrp ? krt160 ?
Got KRT16S on my 2012 and 2013 Tablets almost at the same time. I went from 4.3 to 4.4 KRT16S, no sideloading. Both tablets were purchased last week.
In Chicago and I literally JUST got the OTA for my Nexus 7 outta no where!!!! It’s been weeks and I’m been waiting and waiting and guys it IS HERE!!!! 4:35pm in Chicago IL…totally stock Nexus 7 2013 got the 4.4 OTA now. Guys it’s offically here.
Hey I hope someone can help me. See the thing is that i got a weird looking update to my nexus 10 today. It says its kit Kat but doesn’t look like it. It has widgets and all the icons from jelly bean but it does have play newsstand and Quick office. I don’t get it. What the fuck happened?
Got my 4.4 OTA update on Nexus 4,7, and 10 today in Ireland. had to diable and wipe google framework 3 times each device to get on though….
Just updated to kit Kat now can’t play videos from live web cams from location around the world ,but you tube works .Please put out a fix for this.I have the nexus 7.
Got it today. N7 2012. Going to wait to install…have not heard many great things other then problems.