November 21, 2013

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While the Nexus 4 factory images have been available since last week, the OTA update just recently started rolling out and has yet to reach everyone.

If you’re the truly impatient type, you might have already grabbed the factory image and manually installed, but if you don’t have an unlocked bootloader or are looking for a way to get KitKat without having to wipe your data first — then you’ll be happy to know that XDA developers have now posted links to the OTA zip files.

To get this working, you will need to use ADB sideload in recovery, but it’s still a lot easier than manually installing using a factory image. Of course we’ll remind you that even this procedure requires a little bit of technical know-how, so proceed at your own risk.

Without further ado, here’s the links:

Android 4.4 KRT16S from Android 4.3 JWR66Y 
Android 4.4 KRT16S from Android 4.4 KRT16O

For those that are now rocking Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus 4, what do you think so far? Did you get an official OTA, or did you go the manual route?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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