Android 4.4 KitKat KRT16S OTA rolling out to Nexus devices, Factory Images and Binaries updated too [DOWNLOAD]

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A new bugfix build, KRT16S, has been made available for Android 4.4 KitKat. Google is currently pushing the code to AOSP and has already published a new batch of factory images and binaries for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (all variants), and Nexus 10. Additionally, you’ll be happy to know that many users are reporting a very small OTA update rolling out to their devices. The Nexus 5 wasn’t mentioned over at the Android building group, nor has the Nexus 5’s images been updated.

If you’re an owner of a Nexus 4, Nexus 7, or Nexus 10, there’s a good chance you’re still waiting for your over-the-air update to arrive. Hopefully the previous slow roll-out was due to a bugfix that was caught early on, fixed, and now updates will commence once again.

Did you get the latest OTA update? Let us know in the comments.

UPDATE: We’ve gotten a hold of the OTA URL directly from Google’s servers if anyone would like to download and manually flash via ADB. Only the experienced need apply. The rest of you, just sit tight for it to hit your device naturally.

Download: KRT16S (239MB OTA)

Source: Android Building, Ryan Lestage

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  • Joshua Jones

    Got it OTA with my Nexus 10.

    • Moku

      Were you on 4.4 when you installed this update? Or were you on 4.3?

      • Joshua Jones

        I was on 4.4. Sideloaded the 4.4 original image the night it was released.

    • THenefield

      Same here for my nexus 7. Still waiting for nexus 4 update. Both side loaded with original 4.4. So far I noticed WiFi is much better.

      • Theeta

        how did you sideload your nex 4.. via zip file or factory image ?

        • THenefield

          Using the factory image.

    • ArmageddonX

      Im not getting it so far =(

  • Samuel Serafim

    Hope they improve more ART runtime.

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      ART has been working great on flo for me in terms of performance and app compatibility. I do think that it uses a bit more battery as my battery stats are all sorts of wonky. It’s like some app just won’t close and run all the time in the background? Who knows?

  • burnt out…

    Still haven’t got KitKat but hey whatever right?

  • Franz

    Will this break root? Does anyone have the keep alive option in supersu. Have they worked with these kind of updates before?

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      Even if it breaks root, such as removes superuser.apk and su binary, you can always flash again. These are Nexus devices that don’t need exploits to root them.

  • JMcGee

    *sniffle* I’m still waiting for KitKat on my 2013 N7.

    • ChristianMcC

      Dude, they only started the OTA 3 hours ago…

      • MayaAyala

        I think that Google should have made it clear when they announced the rollout to the WiFi versions of the Nexus 7 over a week ago.

        • ChristianMcC

          They did, essentially, a soft rollout, before realizing they had a problem to fix, but now that’s good, and all is right in the world;-)

    • NorthVandea

      Ditto

  • bls2198

    No update for 2012 nexus 7 yet.

  • Christopher Gordon

    My Verizon moto x got it’s ota update to kitkat today. I noticed in the water egg instead of a rotating k it has a rising 1 instead.

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      Yeah… I’m really confused as to why it says 1 instead of K too. Apparently it’s a double easter egg? :P

      • Christopher Gordon

        Apparently moto x is the first ota for 4.4 so they changed the easter egg to show it.

      • andrew torres

        I think the 1 signifies that there the first OEM to have kitkat.

      • ChristianMcC

        Just to be clear Derek, is this article in direct relation to Pichai’s OTA announcement for all nexuses on G+?

  • Marcel Jeannin II

    Pfft,nothing on nexus 4

    • Lotus92

      Still no update on my Nexus 4. Why?!!! :(

      • ChristianMcC

        It’s called a staggered rollout. Anyway it was announced 3 hours ago…

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          Stop posting the same comment. You have no idea what you are talking about. The Nexus 4 hasn’t even gotten its OTA for KitKat yet.

          • ChristianMcC

            Is that proof enough for you, Matt, or do you want to run your mouth(keyboard?) a little more?

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            This is not what I’m talking about. The Nexus 4 still NEVER received its INITIAL KitKat OTA, being passed by all other Nexus devices AND the Moto X.

          • ChristianMcC

            Dude, what does “rolling out OTAs to ALL(emphasis added) nexus devices” mean to you? For that matter what does staggered mean to you? Because you’re obviously missing a connection. And just to bebe perfectly clear, were only talking about the rollout in the last half a day.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            You are missing the point dude, everyone is upset that the Nexus 4 NEVER received the initial KitKat update. The Moto X even got it before the Nexus 4 did.

          • ChristianMcC

            Okay, so the fact that one out of 5 of Motorola’s different Xs got an update rolled out 7 hours ahead of the nexus 4 is causing personal offense to you. 420 minutes is a problem. Good luck with life…

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Lol okay buddy

  • Iddi

    Is the new factory image of Nexus 4 KRT16S included with the Google Experience Launcher and transparent bar.?

    • Florin N

      it doesn’t really matter, since you can install the .apk in like 5 seconds and get the launcher with transparent bars.

  • mola2alex

    Please fix the N5 camera, it is brutal.

    • mfalber

      I love the N5 camera. I think it takes the best photos of any phone I’ve had to date.

      • Alexei Watson

        The image quality is quite good (not best, but good enough).

        My problem is the speed taking photos, my god it’s slow. Maybe slower than my GNex was. You can’t even pre-focus it, you tap, it goes green, but then does it again when you take the photo.

        • mfalber

          Did you turn the HDR+ off? It takes two photos in order to create a better photo. The process is slow as a result. You can turn it off though, should speed it up.

          • Alexei Watson

            Yeah thanks, I know all that stuff, it’s just a slow camera to operate, as reflected in pretty much every review. The indication is that the software is mostly to blame, so hopefully it will improve in time.

            I agree that people calling it a crappy camerahave somethign wrong with their eyes though, the picture quality is very high once you’ve taken the photo.

  • http://www.unexpectedparameters.com Aaron Hurt

    Got it. But not sure what it did for my Nexus 7 2013.

  • James

    So just to clarify, the OTA is now rolling out for the Nexus 4, 7 and 10? Meaning actually over-the-air? Right now as I type this?

    • dan

      OTA if you already sideloaded 4.4. If you’re still on 4.3, you got nothing.

      • James

        I’m nothing short of amazed at how crap Google has been these last few weeks.

        • Moku

          Yeah, they let Verizon beat them in updating a phone to Kit Kat (Moto X).

        • Mirad77

          Yeah #googlesucks

          • kitkatpaintjob

            Lemme guess iOS hobbit ?

          • Mirad77

            No my friend. Am rocking N5 ( using to reply now) and have a N7 too. Before N5 I used N4 and galaxy Nexus. Just tired of flashing or sideloading.

        • onclebob

          Don’t know why people are crying that google didn’t provide a buggy OTA…

      • Theeta

        is the sideloading zip file available for nex 4 ? .. to update from 4.3 to 4.4

        • ChristianMcC

          Yes on the developer site, but you have to have an unlocked boot loader, which if you haven’t done yet will do a factory reset, so back up first. FYI, Google just started all the OTAs for the nexuses, so if your patient, it’ll come to you, contrary To what the other guy said.

          • James

            At the time I wrote my comment, the roll out hadn’t started yet.

          • ChristianMcC

            Actually Sundar Pichai announced the rollout prior to this Phandroid posting, but you’re OK.

  • chad thomas

    hey i wanted to know if i flashed this on my nexus 4 running android 4.4 with root if i would lose my root? if so can i root my phone again?

    • Johnny D

      Yes u will…..but u can use the toolkit to root again……I did last night and I didn’t lose any data and my boot loader remained unlock……

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Is nexus 10 refresh coming out soon? or should i buy the Surface RT for $199 at Best Buy for Black Friday sale..

    • Moku

      Rumor has it that the next Nexus 10 is coming out on the 22nd of November. I’d take it with a pinch of salt, though.

    • Isaac Abraham

      No way if your thinking about Windows,stay away from RT. The apps are extremely minimal. Seek out a Dell venue or Hp, or Asus. They run full fledged Windows. The new 10 will be Asus as well. The 7 is said to be the biggest favorite which is also Asus with a 200 price tag.

      • Chad Vincent

        The new 10 has had inventory system leaks saying both Asus and LG. So it could be either one still.

        • Isaac Abraham

          Also don’t count out the possibility of Samsung as a candidate by adding more levels of GB and LTE models

          • Chad Vincent

            So WiFi by LG, LTE by Samsung?

            Seems needlessly complex to me, but it could happen.

    • NorthVandea

      You may already know this, but I’ll say this cautionary anyway: Windows RT is NOT “real” Windows. It looks like it, but running on a Mobile (non x86 chipset) architecture means it can’t actually run 90% of Windows applications that’s why it’s so cheap. Maybe that’s fine for your needs but it completely ruled it out for me…

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        thanks for the heads up

  • Mirad77

    the 4.4 ota never got to my 2013 N7 but then they are pushing a new one? wow.

  • chad thomas

    one more thing. how exactly do i install the binaries

    • lycan codex

      You dont install the binaries!

    • Alexei Watson

      Binaries for building from source
      Factory images for flashing in fastboot, with or without wipe.
      OTAs for foolproof updating.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    Where is the initial 4.4 ota for the Nexus 4?

    • James

      They’ll probably start the roll out in another 3 weeks. #thanksgoogle

      • Johnny D

        I doubt it if Google going to take that long again…after all they already messed up by not updating the nexus devices in a timely manner…… Shame on Google for f#$king this up….

        • James

          I have no doubts that they’ll drop the ball again. Long delayed images, longer delayed OTA and now a non-Nexus device getting the update first which goes against what the Nexus line promises.

          So we might as well get ready for the next big “f**k you” from Google.

          • Johnny D

            I feel your frustration dude…..same here

  • Johnny D

    I might be wrong……but I don’t really noticed a big difference in the new 4.4…….battery seems a bit better…..run more smoother…..that’s bout it for me……

    • devin quigley

      That is a big difference to me.

  • Dougau

    Just got it on my Gen1 Nexus 7, nothing for my 10 yet.

    • Johnny D

      For which devices?

    • Johnny D

      Alright cool….

    • bluegreen343

      well aren’t you lucky :(

  • Ben Baranovsky

    I don’t even have KitKat on my first generation N7! When is Google going to begin the rollout for the HTC One GPe? I don’t know how much longer I can wait.

    • ChristianMcC

      HTC does the rollout, as I understand.

      • Ben Baranovsky

        Actually HTC has announced that Google will handle the OTAs for the GPe devices.

  • disqus_w81c7FKsau

    The latest update it complete CRAP! It updated the Location settings. Basically, unless you agree to have Google collect “anonymous location data” even when apps aren’t requesting your location data…you are FORCED to ONLY use GPS location now. You cannot use Wi-Fi location finding if you DISAGREE to allowing Google Location Data! WOW. Complete crap.

    • toomuchgame441

      That does kind of suck actually.

      • disqus_w81c7FKsau

        I thought so. I actually called them yesterday because I was struggling with the Location settings on it. They ran me in circles and said they would “push it as far as they can”…and bam, today I get an “update” that is about 2 meg. What changed? The forcing GPS instead of WiFi Location UNLESS you Agree to allow Google to have “anonymous” Location Data from your device. I don’t know about you, but since the NSA revelations came down..I doubt Google knows the true meaning of “anonymous” so I always select DISAGREE! Ugh.

        • Nobodey

          Yes, NSA is a big scary thing. But Google has been as transparent about information requests as they are allowed to be (unlike certain fruit named companies or ones named after panes of glass). And remember. GPS can be traced just as easy (actually easier) than wifi location sharing. So unless you are running some sort of drug ring or are secretly a serial killer, accept that the NSA does not give two s#!+s about you and stop being paranoid.
          Or you could continue to be paranoid and lose the functionality of some awesome apps. I guess that is an option as well. Just not a well thought out one.

          • disqus_w81c7FKsau

            What if I was a serial killer? Don’t you think I should have a right to anonymity? I’m guessing you’re the type that gets pulled over for a headlight out and when the officer asks if he can search your car you reply, “I have nothing to hide so why not”.. It’s people such as yourself that allow Governments and Corporations to continue to operate outside of the law. Thanks for your opinions but frankly, I don’t care to hear them. Good night.

          • Nobodey

            Actually, if you give them permission to search your car, that is very much inside the law so your point is.. well.. pointless.
            And no, if you are a serial killer, you do not have the right to anything, anything at all outside of Miranda. You have given up your rights up to and including your life. That would be made abundantly clear in a court of law.
            But back on topic.. Google is not using this information to track anyone. They are using it to better your experience with various location specific apps. Google, thus far, has not been.. and let me speak slowly here.. Google has not been shown to have given ANY location information over to the NSA at all.. Browser information? Yes. Search history information? Yes. But even in those cases Google had no choice but to give out said information. This information, by the way, you can quite simply delete from your profile at ANY time.
            So again, on topic. Maybe the NSA is acting outside the law. Maybe they aren’t. That is for the courts to decide. (I honestly agree with you that they are, but we are not lawmakers.). However Google is acting very much both inside the law and well inside reasonable expectations of privacy. (At least as much as they can). If you actually researched (Pretty sure this is the third time I have said this to you) their privacy practices (from a reputable source), you would know this..
            But you don’t. Even after I have suggested it multiple times. And that is why I talk down to you. Because you are willfully and purposefully ignorant even when presented with facts. The truth is staring you right in the face and you ignore it. You can solve this simply by using your favorite search engine and researching. Please.. Do it now.. Use Bing. Why not? Microsoft has never been accused of evil practices.. (that, of course, was sarcasm).
            I guess it could be worse, at least you can spell and have pretty decent grammar…

    • wangmaster

      You are aware that in order to use wi-fi location data, you have to send the wi-fi access points data around you to google in order for it to tell you where you are right? So if you don’t allow sharing that data to google, how are they supposed to find where you are via wi-fi location services?

      • disqus_w81c7FKsau

        Is all I know is that the consent that it forces me to consent to says that it will be sending data to Google even when I’m not requesting data be sent. In other words, I could be using an app that is a sailing game and it will be sending Google my location details! The alternative, of course is to use the GPS and drain the battery 100% faster. Catch 22, like many other Google things.

        • Nobodey

          I am sorry, but perhaps you don’t understand. Google is using recorded wifi spots to better pinpoint your location. (as opposed to using cell towers which are far less accurate). For Google to use your wifi location information, it has to actually have said information.. But you know what? If you haven’t figured this out, you won’t.. like ever..

          • disqus_w81c7FKsau

            As my Nexus 7 is strictly a WiFi unit, there is no mobile network connection. Thus, leaving WiFi Location or GPS battery drain. With WiFi Location of course, I have to hand over my data to Google the entire time my device is powered on. Either way, the last sentence of your comment was out of line.

          • Nobodey

            I don’t think it was. Rude? Perhaps, but I call them like I see them. Google is going to see your info either way. The cops/FBI/NSA/Russian Mafia can track you either way. The only way to avoid that is to turn off all location sharing and live in a bubble.

          • Nobodey

            You might actually research how Google has openly and publicly fought against the NSA and how Eric Schmidt has thrown down the gauntlet against this massive invasion of privacy. You know, in case you actually care to read the facts of the story and not just make assumptions.
            Also remember, the NSA in most cases does not get this location information specifically from Google because Google is not a phone company. The NSA would get the records from the phone companies. You know, in case you care.

          • Matthew Sturgis

            Nobodey, don’t bother with this idiot. Like you said, he won’t get it, ever.

    • UniBroW

      ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THAT, BRO

      Booted up my old Evo, tha’ts been off for weeks, just to show you

  • Mirza Naveed

    Yay! I got kitkat on my nexus 7(2nd gen. WiFi version)! :)

  • Jason Madura

    Never in a million years would have thought I would get 4.3 update for my Tmo GS3 before my stock 2012 N7 would get the next 4.4 update (which I still don’t have) and have both my N7 and S3 both running 4.3! Wow Google is really starting to slip and drop the ball when it comes to updating OTA / Owning their own stock branded devices!! It is well known owning Nexus devices is a give and take where you might not get the best specs…. you are first to get the OTA updates….. Now even this doesn’t hold true (Moto X before “Nexi” for the 4.4 update?!?!?) ….. I might not get the N5 afterall.

    • Johnny D

      Google is becoming like Asus……or maybe its start to rub in…..

      • Jeff72k

        Or maybe Google just wants to get things right and make sure there are no remaining bugs in the code before they send out an update to huge quantities of Nexus devices? (Having said that, I still would like my old Galaxy Nexus updated Google!)

    • No_Nickname90

      I don’t get it. Isn’t that the normal case? You’re surprised your device is getting a previous update before another device gets a later update? *confused*

      Well then, in that case, I’m surprised my HTC One got the 4.3 update before the Nexus 4 got the 4.4 update. Shame on Google. =.=

  • ichuck7

    I still haven’t received kitkat even though I’ve been checking like mad.

  • Cary yang

    still no ota for my nexus 4, even the moto X has received the update, i think i definitely won’t purchase the future nexus 6 for the terrible service of google.

    • ChristianMcC

      Cary, the OTA for all nexuses just started 3 hours ago.

      • Cary yang

        even it’s true, i still have to complain about the user experience. they should inform the end users at least.

        • ChristianMcC

          Look it up on G+, under Sundar Pichai’s most recent post, in his comment near the bottom.

          • Cary yang

            i see that post, thanks for telling me.

  • ChristianMcC

    Direct quote from Sundar Pichai, on Google+ under his earlier announcement of the kitkat update for the Moto X, “We have started rolling out OTAs to all Nexus devices as well and so it should be coming very soon, timing will vary but the roll out has started already”

  • jessez93

    pretty misleading article title.

    • mcl630

      How? The factory images were updated and the OTA is going out.

  • johnnyboy5520

    Just got KRT16S on my Nexus 7 2nd gen.

  • James

    It’s rolling out on all Nexuses now, some have reported it in California and in other countries.

  • TheOnionKnight

    Anyone got the OTA on his/her Nexus 4 ?

  • Charlie Pearce

    Just got it for my Nexus 7 2012. I’m hoping this fixes some wifi issues, as since upgrading to 4.4 I would find that after a while the wifi would drop and be unable to reconnect unless I toggled it off and on again. Perhaps not so oddly enough, this is exactly what happened when I upgraded to 4.3, and that was also fixed by a second small OTA update.

    • Charlie Pearce

      Update: I’d usually have had a least one wifi crash by now. None today thus far.

  • Reddy Bhavani Sankar

    Nexus 7 2012 WiFi model not yet received any 4.4 update

  • Dean Meredith

    Have not received ota yet on nexus 7 2013 LTE. I live in central Illinois and am checking at least 6 times daily.

  • blest

    Got it on my 2013 N7.

    • Dean Meredith

      Where are you located at and what version nexus you have WiFi or lte

      • blest

        Baltimore Maryland Wifi

  • Thomas Kanara

    Got the update OTA on my 2013 Nexus 7 about 5 or 6 hours ago

    • Dean Meredith

      Where are you located at and what version you have WiFi or lte

      • Thomas Kanara

        New Zealand, 32GB Wi-Fi model

      • Chris Eager

        I’m pretty sure that where you live has nothing to do with when you’ll receive the update…it has to do with serial number of your device (I believe).

  • Neodimiun

    I’m in Miami and the notification to install it just came up on my 2013 wifi N7.

  • Darren Clarke

    No OTA for Nexus 7 (2012) Mobile version yet. But sideloaded the factory image which WAS released. Looks nice but still doesn’t fix the fault with rotation on those devices.

  • Shawn Johnson

    Sideloaded the first OTA yesterday, this update was waiting this morning.:-D

    • Dean Meredith

      Where you located and what version of nexus 7. WiFi or lte

      • Shawn Johnson

        Virginia, US. Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi

        • David Gray

          But remember he sideloaded the 1st 4.4 update so that’s why he got the minor bug fix

    • tbonezx11

      Mine too…I’m in KCMetro, USA original, N7 32gb … sideloaded 4.4 over the weekend & this morning, KRT16S was ready to go. Don’t notice any difference, but that’s OK, happy to have the fun.

  • Richard

    In Georgia and Dont have 4.4 for my Nexus 7 2013. :-

  • Henry L Smith Jr.

    Also in GA, and no kit kat

  • Jackson Walters

    Up in Boston and haven’t seen anything for my Nexus 10 (WiFi). Anyone else?

  • Mark Haas

    Just checked my Nexus 7 Wi-Fi, and no update, yet. Not for my Nexus 4, either.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

    I manually flashed my Nexus 7 two days ago and came home to this patch. It was a small one ~1.5mbs or something.

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    Nothing for my Nexus 7 2012 or Nexus 10

  • SS

    nothing just yet

  • Kerry Smith

    no update for me yet…

  • disqus_7zCKYC2BSD

    still no update

  • Ronnie Ron Weez

    So is there still no information on when the nexus will get official Kit Kat. I know someone is gonna say just sideload it. Well Ive tried and its hard as hell to do on a Mac so I gave up and decided to wait. So again is there any info on when its coming to the nexus 4 ?

  • David Gray

    NO!

  • Kk Rech

    In a few days Moto phones will be on 4.4 so Nexus 4 should receive updates asap…

  • Bryan Davidson

    NO!!!! I own 4 of the Nexus 7 2013 wifi versions and not a single one has received the update yet!!!!

  • Jeff72k

    no updates yet for my N7 2013…nor my Galaxy Nexus ;-(

    • ChristianMcC

      I have feeling, just like my wife, you shouldn’t be holding your breath for the GNex…

      • Jeff72k

        I know, I was joking. Google said they won’t be updating the Galaxy Nexus.

        • ChristianMcC

          Yes, I recognized the humor, but the bigger joke is that Google could have, with the concessions they’ve made for lower end devices in KitKat…

  • Miloš Arnautović
    • Ronnie Ron Weez

      Did you get the OTA from 4.3 to 4.4 ?

      • Miloš Arnautović

        Yes, OTA from 4.3 directly to KRT16S.

  • dan

    Ok, for everyone who keeps saying “I got the OTA,” could you be a LITTLE more specific on if you got the 4.3 -> 4.4 KRT16S OTA, or just the 4.4 original 4.4 -> KRT16S OTA. SO far I have not seen ANYONE who has gone from 4.3 to 4.4 OTA, only people who have sideloaded 4.4 and then got this emergency bugfix OTA.

    • Miloš Arnautović

      I have, OTA 4.3 > KRT16S.

      • dan

        Cool, that gives me hope

    • aaron cooper

      I sideloaded 4.4 and have NOT gotten the bugfix OTA…

  • Kristoffer

    Nothing on my nexus 4 or 7 in the UK >:| But my 5 is good to go! :)

  • Mark

    No OTA 4.3 -> 4.4 for my Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 (WiFi, ’13) here in NYC. :(

  • Cesar Ortiz

    I’m wondering what kind of bug fixes does google fix with this krt16s build? I’m in android 4.4 with my nexus 4 So hopefully it comes soon to my device.

  • slush_puppie

    Oh my god Google!! If this update is not waiting for me on my Nexus 10 when I get home from work today, I am totally just going to sit, and patiently wait for it!! I’m serious!! Dead serious.

  • Dan Sabau

    I guess they finally realized that they forgot to include the “Rotation Lock” option – at least that was my case with a N7 2012 running krt16o.

  • aranea100

    My nexus 4 and 10 are still waiting. No kit kat for me yet.

  • Colin Barraclough

    Still waiting for nexus 7 2012 wifi ota in the uk

  • http://andrewkantor.com Andrew Kantor

    Finally got it on my Nexus 7 (2013) — Virginia, US.

    • AR

      Lucky How is it ?

      • http://andrewkantor.com Andrew Kantor

        Honestly, I don’t see a huge difference yet. But I do know I prefer the Jelly Bean keyboard. :-)

    • Dean Meredith

      You did not mention if you had previously side loaded 4.4 and also did not mention what version of nexus you had. also need to know info like if yours is WiFi or is the LTE version. This all makes a difference on these variations

      • http://andrewkantor.com Andrew Kantor

        Apologies! No, I didn’t side load previously. I’m using the Wi-Fi-only version.

        • Dean Meredith

          OK it appears they are still leaving out the LTE versions because I have not seen anyone anywhere post they have received it. I have the 2013 version LTE and still waiting. This waiting game sure is getting old

  • Andrew Miller

    Originally adb loaded 4.4 stock nonrooted nexus 7 2013 WiFi only 32gb. Received new update at 1145 pm Tuesday when I manually checked. Maryland USA

  • Venkat Athmanathan

    I have a question. I impatiently side loaded the krt16o for my n4. Will I receive the update?
    Location : India

    • Johnny D

      U should…… I did the same

  • Don Villapando

    Waiting for the Nexus 7 (2nd Gen) update is so frustrating! Pffft!

  • Jeremy Decker

    Still waiting for my 2013 nexus 7 to get the update. Really pissed at google.

  • Jeremy Decker

    You would think people living in California like me would get the update first but sadly Google sucks.

  • apk4bd
  • aaditya gavandalkar

    No update yet for Nexus 4.
    Location : India

  • Dean Meredith

    30 hours after they started releasing ota I still don’t have my update for my nexus 7 2013 LTE from 4.3.1 to 4.4. This is getting tiresome on this unnecessary long wait for us all especially for the LTE versions because I have not seen 1 post anywhere where a LTE version on version 1 or 2 of the nexus has got the update yet. What’s the dang holdup…..get with it google

  • Al Pythia

    I performed a MANUAL update to KRT16O on Monday the 18th since I wasn’t getting it OTA. I the received the KRT15S update the very next day.

  • Theodore Levy

    Also still nothing here Nexus 7 (2013) LTE T-Mobile southern NJ.

  • billy boy

    Still nothing for my Nexus 10 WiFi in NJ. Starting to wonder if my DROID MAXX will get it first. ;)

  • GrebGoneBad

    Nexus 7 2013 (And soon to be Nexus 5) owner here, and prowd of it. =)
    No updates of any kind so far. It seems no matter how many times I press that damn ‘check for updates’ button I still wont be pacifying my sweet tooth for KitKat anytime soon. XD

  • GrebGoneBad

    FYI, people who are moaning about not getting the update ASAP, chill. It will come. =)

  • Dean Meredith

    I just received my android 4.4 kitkat ota for nexus 7 2013 LTE from 4.3.1 to 4.4. I live in illinois

  • Santiago Mosquera

    I just got it, Nexus 4 from 4.3 to 4.4!!! now I’ll check at home my Nexus 7 2012

  • darren smith

    Just got the ota from 4.3 >4.4 KitKat update on my nexus 4

  • David Howard

    My Nexus 7 2012’s OTA Android 4.4 update didn’t install properly – it still shows version as 4.3 – what do I do now?

  • zifnab

    Just got the OTA on my Nexus 4 and its been stuck on the boot screen for like 20+ minutes after the installation. Doesn’t seem like its ever going to load :(

    • Rovert Alonzo

      You gonna have to download rom and use adb commands to install 4.4

  • THenefield

    Just got the OTA for my Nexus 4. If Dan’s theory on the updates process holds true, then they must have just started the next wave. I had checked this morning with no luck.

  • Cesar Ortiz

    Still no android 4.4 OTA Update here in Mexico for my Nexus 4 .___.

  • Spicoli

    Nexus 7 OTA update is here!

  • Cesar Mendoza

    Still no update on either my nexus 4 or nexus 7 (2012) WiFi ,Texas

  • victor montez

    OK finally got the update today around 10pm (central time). I live in San Antonio Tx. It’s pretty smooth but don’t expect that N5 look. Pretty much
    Looks the exact same as 4.3

  • Tony De Lobelle

    Still no update here for my Nexus 7 (Belgium)

  • Bob

    I have the 4.4 update on Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi since about 10am UTC. It is slooooow, laggy, apps crashing. I’m going to factory reset tonight once I’ve backed up (if I can).

  • Fran

    Still nothing for me. I have the Nexus 4 16GB, Nexus 7 (2012) 8GB and Nexus 7 (2013) 16GB in the UK all on 4.3. Nothing on any of them! Fran.

  • Fran

    Haha funnily enough I’ve just pressed Check Now on both my 7’s and they’ve both started downloading the update : D Interestingly the 2013 is like 265MB where as the 2012 is 153MB…

    • Dwayne H

      My 2012 is 185.3mb and downloading now. Had to do the “trick” to get it to show up.

      • Johnny D

        What trick is that ?

        • Fran

          I think Dwayne may mean the “clear Google framework services” which I didn’t do. My Nexus 4 STILL doesn’t have an OTA as well.

  • Johnny D

    Wtf……a new update pop up on my screen and said waiting on WiFi to download file as small as 9MB…..then I connect to my job WiFi……file finished download and then reboot….. Then the worst happen…..it boot up into recovery and screen flash a few times and stop……restart system…. Check the software its still 4.4 KRT160 check for update since and nothing happens…… Wtf went wrong? Any ideas folks….

  • Rovert Alonzo

    I got OTA UPDATE in Mexico for Nexus 4. I updated, however I got boot-loop at boot animation screen, I had to factory reset and load kitkat using abd fastboot. Today the nexus 4 prompted a new update for 9MB. build number still krt160 though. Everything fine so far, I just lost some not backed up data from notes apps.

    • Johnny D

      Same thing happen to me….so I said F@#$ it went and downloaded the KRT16S and sidelaod the b#$tch and I’m good to go….didn’t lose no data at all just root….I’m bout to root it again

      • Ahmed El-Kadri

        mine too its stuck on the boot loop…im trying to sideload it but my phone is not being detected …usb is installed fine .

        • Johnny D

          Can u put it in boot loader mode? Install the PDA.net file…..run it with without your phone plug in…..let it finish install…..download the KRT16S file……download the platform tools file….extract it…..then extract the android file….copy the android extract file into the platform tools folder…..now edit the flash.bat……scroll at the end of the file and Deleted the ~W and then save……go back and run the flash.bat let it run and u should be good……I did bout 3 times already with no problem. Hope that helps

          • Ahmed El-Kadri

            thanks for the response, yes i can get into boot loader and recovery. The pda.net looks like it fixed my drivers. im able to sideload now the KRT16S however after it finishes pushing the file my phone reports that it failed with the following error set_metadata_recursive:some changes failed and then E:error executing updater binary in zip ‘/data/media…… i didn’t understand what android file you were talking about…downloaded the krT16S and placed it under the win32 folter of fastboot+adb and remained it to ota and thats the file im sideloading

          • Johnny D

            Ok……the android file I’m talking bout is the KRT16S file….once extract the file you going to another folder with the KRT16S…..open that folder and select all and paste it into the platform tool folder that u extracted……Run the flash.bat file while u on boot loader mode and let run…..don’t do nothing till it finish.

          • Ahmed El-Kadri

            i see …so you are talking about the 9196kb file right. Once i extract that i only have 4 folders meta-inf, patch, recovery, and system. there is no flash.bat file…i even extracted the 244mb file and its the same thing with the same folders but this has a lot of other files called bootloader….

          • Johnny D

            Wait a minute…… I think you going the wrong way bout it…..u have to download the Factory image for your device…..then extract the file….and the extract folder contains a few files in it…..select all and paste those files into the extract platform tools folder…..now look for the flash.bat…..Right click and select Edit scroll to the end of the file and Delete the ~W and press save…..exit out….put your phone in boot loader mode…..plug your phone in and run the flash.bat in the platform tools folder and let it run….phone will reboot…..Boom that’s it u got android KRT16S

          • Ahmed El-Kadri

            Thanks Johnny I spent a few more hours trying to side load it but kept getting the same error ….I gave up and accepted would loose my data and did a fresh install

          • Johnny D

            No problem…. Sorry I couldn’t help u more!!!

  • Fran

    Anyone got Nexus 4 4.4 OTA yet in the UK? (From 4.3) Thanks.

  • nexus4

    i’m experiencing battery drain up to 9%/hour after 4.4 update on Nexus 4 the first 2-3 days on wifi or 3G and randomly after that. Not sure but suspect on 3G coverage and the phone runs quite hot outside wifi coverage.