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Android 4.4 KitKat OTA download links now available for the Nexus 4

If the Android 4.4 KitKat OTA has yet to reach your Nexus 4, there's now an alternative way to get it by downloading the OTA zip. To install through this method you'll need to sideload through ADB, but you don’t need root access or unlocked bootloader.
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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:

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?