Google rolls out KRT16S bug fix to Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013) and Nexus 10

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 20, 2013

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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.

  • Yizhaq Agronov

    Still no fix for YouTube dropping frames on nexus 7

  • M3D1T8R

    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.

  • The Doom Master

    Yep same here havent got the first kitkat update.. :)

    • Valtheus

      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

      • sluflyer06

        Well it IS a nexus device afterall, I’ve had the official 4.4 for quite awhile from XDA.

  • Apple_Nexus

    Wednesday was a busy day – I thought today was Wednesday? Did I sleep through a whole day again?

  • Robert McElroy

    Hunger games!No candy on N7 2012 or N7 2013

  • Ifthiqhar

    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?

  • Dave

    No update for my ’12 and ’13 N7 yet…. (sigh)

    • dennis

      KitKat messed up my camera

  • Scotty

    Did the kitkat sideload last week. Got the update just now.

  • Dr.Watt

    Now it is the 21st and still no KitKat on my Nexus 10 here in the UK….what is the story Google?

  • nex7

    hi from spain. just got 4.4 into my nexus 7 2012 wifi.

  • Gs73

    Just got a surprise in UK – went into settings and did system update on my nexus 7 (2013) and got 4.4.

  • tesst24

    How to install it on unrooted with twrp ? krt160 ?

  • Matthew Sturgis

    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.

  • David Gray

    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.

  • Jesus Plant

    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?

  • Sean

    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….

  • mike m

    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.

  • Rockmo

    Got it today. N7 2012. Going to wait to install…have not heard many great things other then problems.