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Android 4.4 KitKat (KRT16S) download available for Wi-Fi, LTE and 3G Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013 models)
A fresh new Android 4.4 KitKat build is available for the all Nexus 7 models, the recently released KRT16S firmware version.
A few days ago, Google rolled out KitKat version KRT16S to address several bugs including an encryption bug that could have affected devices in the future – apparently devices would have remained undecryptable in the unfortunate even the users entered the wrong password after an update.
However, Google only released over the air (OTA) updates for the Wi-Fi versions of the Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 7 (2013), and for the Nexus 7.
That means Nexus 7 users that have a 3G 2012 model or an LTE 2013 model may still be waiting for the KRT16S update.
Below, you’ll find download links compiled by Droid-Life for all Nexus 7 devices, no matter what year, and suited to the software version you’re running on your Nexus 7:
- Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi: KRT16S from JWR66Y | KRT16S from KRT16O
- Nexus 7 (2012) HSPA+: KRT16S from JWR66Y | KRT16S from KRT16O
- Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi: KRT16S from JSS15R | KRT16S from KRT16O
- Nexus 7 (2013) LTE: KRT16S from JLS36I
Finally, you may want to check out our how-to post on installing KitKat manually on your device.