The first notable update for KitKat has just been released across most of the major AOSP and Nexus channels. According to Google software engineer Conley Owens, the KRT16S build includes bugfixes for the original Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi and mobile versions), Nexus 4, and Nexus 10. The binaries have already been added to the Nexus repository.

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Screenshot credit: Tron87, Nathan Sparrow

Google has also updated the factory images for the relevant Nexus devices. You can see the full list here, or follow the links for the Nexus 7 WiFi, Nexus 7 Mobile, N7 2013 WiFi, N7 2013 Mobile, Nexus 4, and Nexus 10. The original Nexus 7 3G and the Nexus 4 still haven't gotten their over-the-air update to Android 4.4 yet, so it's possible that Google could skip the initial build (KRT16O) and go straight to the latest version. Some users are already seeing OTA updates. Kernel source code for Flo, Manta, Mako, Grouper, and Razor builds are already available.

So far there's no word on exactly what's been changed in the latest build, but odds are that having access to a feedback from a few million users helped Google to iron out the kinks in KitKat's debut. Naturally we'll be diving in, and we'll report on any significant changes. At least one important change has already been sent in by a tipster: your device may ask you to specify a backup account if you have multiple Google accounts on the device.

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Here are the usual download pages:

OTA zip files:

Update: Here is the KRT16O -> KRT16S AOSP changelog. Not sure which one (according to Dan Morrill, there was one stop-ship bug) of these was so critical that it delayed the OTA for the Nexus 4 and several other Nexus devices, but here they all are. The vold bugs look pretty serious, and the rest seem APN-related.

Thanks to Thomas Wetmore, TheManii, Tron87, and everyone else who sent this in

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • wtfsss

    Not seeing it for the Nexus 5.

    • bozzykid

      That's because it's not for the Nexus 5. I'm not sure why AP is saying it is.

      • GreatNews

        It is for the nexus 5 add well

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          It's not. The Nexus 5 remains on its original build.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Yeah, that's wrong. It's been fixed.

    • Brian

      Its not for the nexus 5

    • Ethan G

      It's because the Nexus 5 isn't affected by the bugs this fixes.

      • David Van Cleef

        It has its own plethora of unaddressed bugs.

  • GreatNews

    F5.... Oops "Check Now" being hit more on my Nexus 5!!!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      There's no N5 OTA.

  • cabbiebot

    I presume I'll lose root when my Nexus5 gets the update. I wonder if I'll be able to re-root the same way I did originally or use a different method.

    • psychoace

      Nope, they are locking the bootloader, encrypting it and squashing all access to root. You are out of luck..hahhahahahaha jk

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You'll be fine.

  • Eric

    I hope they fix Bluetooth unable to turn off until you reboot (on the Nexus 5).

    • Joe Micelli

      I don't have this issue on the nexus 5. I use Bluetooth all the time.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Same. @eric have you opened up or seen a bug report at http://b.android.com?

  • RantGirlRants

    Still no OTA for Nexus devices other than the 5. I love how Google doesn't have the "Android updates, straight from the source" in the device descriptions for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. I can't remember if they did in the past.

    • miri

      The Nexus 4 is the only eligible Nexus device without a 4.4 OTA. The rest started a few days ago.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        That's not true. N7 LTE and 3G also never started.

      • Jsilvermist

        Isn't this why you got a Nexus in the first place? No offence, but these kind of comments drive me crazy. (Directed more towards Rants)

        Go to: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images

        Right click in folder while holding Shift > Open command window here

        adb devices (Or skip and just start in bootloader mode)
        adb reboot bootloader (Or skip and just start in bootloader mode)
        fastboot flash bootloader bootloader_name.img (just type bootloader and then press tab)
        fastboot reboot-bootloader
        fastboot flash radio radio_name.img
        fastboot reboot-bootloader
        fastboot flash system system.img
        fastboot flash boot boot.img
        fastboot format cache
        if you have TWRP installed, boot to twrp, click reboot, install su when prompted.

        Enjoy your up to date and rooted OS.

        • blahmoomoo

          While I can't speak for miri, I'm perfectly fine with an unrooted phone. And I'm sure I'm far from the only one. Not to mention I got my Nexus 4 before getting more interested in Android, so there's no way of unlocking my bootloader without risking considerable data loss. And I know there are ways to back up my data without root, but still, it's a risk I don't want to take with my only phone.

          So I'll wait for the OTA. Honestly, it seems odd for the factory image to be out for several days with no OTA to be seen, but I dunno, maybe this update prompted them to wait a bit longer.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      N7 and N10 got OTAs. N4 and some variants haven't. Also Nexus 5 shipped with KitKat and only got the day 1 OTA.

    • mikeym0p

      Be happy they're taking extra time to test the cell radio bits. Since it's on your phone, something you would likely want to depend on, its for the better.

  • Brendan Owens

    Already got it OTA on Nexus 7 (2013) even before this article was posted :D

    • hellerox

      Same here.

      • NexusGuy

        How? I haven't gotten it yet

      • NexusGuy

        I didn't even get 4.4 yet

    • NexusGuy

      Why haven't I gotten it yet? (nexus 7 2013 wifi)

      • blahmoomoo

        OTAs almost always roll out over a period of a few weeks. It'll come eventually, or you could load it yourself (look it up).

        • NexusGuy

          I don't want to risk bricking my nexus 7 though.

          • blahmoomoo

            I'm pretty sure it's far safer than flashing a ROM or factory image, because, AFAIK, the only difference is that the OTA is loaded on from your computer instead of over the network. The rest of the updating process is the same, I believe. Can somebody confirm this?

          • Kyle Riedemann

            I believe you're correct. Flashing the OTA manually is probably safer than accepting it over the network too, I trust my laptop to download the whole file or tell me that there was a problem more than I trust a background download.

  • sickens

    Oh this better fix the GPS & Exchange issues...

  • sam

    My wish list for android updates:

    1- New camera API

    2- One app for media, either gallery or photos

    3- Fix for the speaker's audio bug

    4- Battery percentage in the status bar

    5- Unlimited apps in homescreen folders

    • deltatux

      Number 4 is already available with custom ROMs.

      • whispy_snippet

        It's even available in the stock ROM I believe. I can't remember how it's done, but I think you need to install some sort of enabler app. Sam, have a dig around AP news from about a week ago.

        • Matt

          There's an app that does it or you can just enter the ADB shell command.

          • Michael Ta
          • David Jay

            That doesn't seem to be compatible with my stock 4.3 Nexus 7 2013. Do I have to wait until the 4.4 update.

          • Michael Ta

            oh yea that's only for 4.4, since 4.4 stock ROM already have battery percentage on their own, it's just a hidden feature. And you don't need to wait for the update, you can adb sideload it without unlocking your bootloader and not losing any data.

          • DirkBelig

            That's not very good because it's a white number on a white background. Since GSam is broken by KitKat, I've switched to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hubalek.android.reborn.beta to get a numerical readout on the notification bar.

          • Michael Ta

            but that's another app i have to run in the background, or another widget. And I don't need to know if my battery is at 80%?! I only want to know if it's getting lower than 50% and start to conserve it depends on the situation.

          • DirkBelig

            Fair point.

          • David Jay

            Thanks for the info

      • Renan Lira

        ADB command:

        adb shell content insert --uri content://settings/system --bind name:s:status_bar_show_battery_percent --bind value:i:1

        adb reboot

        If you want to get back:

        adb shell content insert --uri content://settings/system --bind name:s:status_bar_show_battery_percent --bind value:i:0

        adb reboot

    • Zach Bonjour

      #4 was previously discussed. They didn't want users to obsess over a number. They felt that the current battery icon helped users to stop worrying about the battery as much.

    • Simon Belmont

      You checked off about everything I'd like too. I know the speakers are better than what's being put out in the Nexus 5.

      Hopefully Android 4.4.1 addresses most of these. At least the buggy issues like the speakers and some camera tweaks.

    • James

      My wish list for android updates:

      1- Nexus users actually getting it

    • Greyhame

      6- Customizable TOGGLE Quick Settings (long-press for setting)

    • Gil Alexandel German Zorrilla

      Thats calls CUSTOM ROMS and they are awesome.. Try It!

    • David Jay

      Consistent Google launcher for all Nexus devices. The Nexus 5 has GEL (Google Experience Launcher) but it's not standard for all Nexus Devices.

  • Vosko

    I never even got the first 4.4 update on my N7 2013 Wifi...

    • RantGirlRants

      That's because there is no OTA for it yet.

      • Vosko

        that is retarded but that would explain why i'm still on 4.3

        • RantGirlRants

          I haven't seen anything posted on any of the usual tech boards, reddit, etc. where a Nexus 7 ('13) user has gotten the 4.4 OTA.

          • Vosko

            Maybe i'll wait for the OTA. Don't really feel like wiping this thing to manually update it. Esp if there could be bugs

          • RantGirlRants

            Don't know if you saw this, but there's no text in the Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 item descriptions on the Play Store with the "Android updates, straight from the source" lines. I don't remember if they used to be there or not. But there's no guarantee of updates in the product description anymore. Not for the Nexus tablets.

          • Dexter Calvillo

            That description never existed on the new nexus 7 or the nexus 10 pages.

          • TheDrunkenClam

            You don't have to wipe it to manually update it.... ?
            I did mine and my GF's N7 2013 (Flo) with the manual .zip stock recovery sideload method.

          • Joshua Allen

            you don't have to wipe it. If you are running custom, just flash system.img and boot.img and sideload the latest.

          • Dexter Calvillo

            I've gotten 4.4 and a bugfix update OTA on my 2013 n7.

        • RantGirlRants

          In fact, the poster in this thread, Miri is the first Nexus 7 user of any kind I've seen that's said they got the 4.4 via OTA.

          • American Patriot

            BLANK....IMG only

        • EddieMAC

          Vosko! Side load 4.4! Then apply the GLE Desktop APK!

          • Vosko

            4.4 OTA just popped up on my N7 2013... glad i waited lol

      • epsiblivion
        • RantGirlRants

          Someone doesn't understand the difference between OTA and Download and Flash...

          • epsiblivion

            your comment was "there is no OTA yet". there is one. it just didn't roll out completely yet. that link was to prove it exists, not telling you to go flash it manually

          • Alen

            There is OTA... I got it some 10-15 days ago... Just force stop framework services on your phone, clear framework services cache and let the device search for system updates, it shows up after 2 sec that there is system update...

    • epsiblivion
    • Hector Diaz

      I have a nexus 7 2012 and make the manual update then root my phone and a few days later I get this update. Try updating manually or try this: Go to settings, Apps, All, Google Settings Framework, Clear data then force stop, Then go to settings about tablet, system update ( it's going to appear a crazy time like last update) the hit update now. Post your results.

      • Ricandroid

        That didn't do the trick for me. Not on N7 or N4 (qith the ota already rolling out)

        • Hector Diaz

          Try it again

          • Joseph Hall

            No luck with cleaning the framework, hector. I hate waiting for the ota update. I have no choice as the laptop is down. 2013 n7

        • anon

          Make sure USB debugging is off. That what did it for me.

          • anon

            in App setting, [DISABLE] Google Service Framework before you clear data and force stop. Once done, [Enable] it again.
            Check the system update. it should work now.

          • spc

            This worked for me. Thanks.

      • http://twitter.com/phonecount StalkyTheFish

        I manually updated mine a few days ago and today I noticed it had an OTA of the new one. N7-2012 updates are definitely flowing.

    • American Patriot

      My update displayed on my N7 WiFi, but installing/running the OTA did nothing.
      I even ran NRT 1.7.8 with the 4.4 update, and this did not help either.
      Wiped system twice, rebooted into TWRP recovery, restarted, upgrade displayed; nothing, still stranded on JB 4.3 like nothing ever happened.

      • American Patriot

        This is what I see every time I run the NRT 1.7.8 KitKat update.
        It goes through the motions, but it never actually updates!
        I have the OTA ON the device, and now have it saved on a flash drive, tried both methods, none work.
        I'll remain at JB 4.3, I have wasted too much effort for no gain.
        Forget the image, it never posts! It uploaded, but does not display.

  • miri

    "The original Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4 still haven't gotten their over-the-air update to Android 4.4 yet"
    I received the OTA on my 1st gen Nexus 7 the morning after it was announced.

    Hopefully this fixes the lock screen bug where if you long press on a player widget (music, chromecast, etc.) it'll jump to the last widget. Very annoying and breaks the lock screen scrubbing feature.

  • David Van Cleef

    And still no addressing of the MANY MANY radio bugs on the Nexus 5.

    • Scott

      Radio bugs? That's not good. Do you have any links for more information about this?

      • David Van Cleef

        Among others: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=61918

        The two that affect me:
        * Switching to WCDMA-only doesn't persist past exiting the settings menu.
        * Phone WILL NOT REGISTER TO A NETWORK where the plan is provisioned as WCDMA-only and an LTE network also exists on the same carrier (which may or may not be related to the first one).

  • sweenish

    I was asked to select a backup account, and there is only one account on the device.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Well, that's just silly.

      • TEST

        Artem, When do you think we will see the Nexus 4 OTA?
        Also with the new bug fix... does that mean the whole roll out process starts over again? Meaning a a week to receive the update?

        • Alexei Watson

          You may as well ask Artem when he thinks we'll find life on another planet! Just because he is a good researcher doesn't mean he can predict the unknown!

          • Ben Baranovsky

            False. Artem predicts all.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          My guess is this is what they've been waiting for. While @adfbd6e21039af6a5baef129a1961b4a:disqus is right and I can't predict it, I bet it'll start rolling out if not tonight, then tomorrow.

          • ltredbeard

            How do you think they will handle those devices already on the factory image for 4.4? Will they have to manually update to this update?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            No, the incremental OTAs have already started.


          • http://twitter.com/phonecount StalkyTheFish

            It will come automatically just the same. My N7 has a manual "O" install and it got "S" OTA this morning.

          • TEST

            Thankyou! It is rolling out now!
            Really enjoy the webiste! Keep up the great work! :)

      • Stacey Liu

        I wasn't asked to create one at all, and I have two.

  • Crispin Swickard

    Got it for the N10 before seeing this, but not the N5 so far. Please fix the camera...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      There is no N5 OTA.

      • Crispin Swickard

        Nooo! Next time Gadget... Next time...

        • Simon Belmont

          Dr. Claw! *Cat screeeeeeches*

          Ah. Back when cartoons were enjoyable!

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Awesome support! A week in and already getting an update!

    Did they fix the settings menu on tablets, or is it still the phone version?

    • ArrTooDeeToo

      Lol how does an honest question get two downvotes? I swear some people just want to watch the internet burn.

  • miri

    Just got it and it doesn't fix the lock screen bug :(

  • plastic101

    I just received the update on my Kit Kat flashed stock N7 (2012 WIFI). I'm still waiting for my N5 to arrive in the mail. I wonder if there will be any N5 camera fixes. For that matter, maybe this is why many of us are waiting for on the November 22 ship date - they wanted to include the latest software (and camera fix?). Wishful thinking...?

    • Jsilvermist

      Wishful thinking. They sent the Nexus 5 originally running a test build with a forced patch to stable on first startup.

      They aren't going to build up stock in the warehouse just to have trouble shipping out more at once than they need to.

      • plastic101

        Coincidentally, I just received a shipping label notification for my N5's.

  • AllPurposeRadio

    Hmmm...still waiting for the first KitKat update to hit my '13 N7. Not quite the wait I was expecting when I bought a Nexus device.

  • Peter

    @archon810:disqus You able to do an android-4.4_r1.1 vs android-4.4_r1.2 source changelog using your script?

  • Sir_Brizz

    I already had this update waiting on both of my tablets. I wish Google had Kitkat out to everyone that fast.

  • navjot

    Ha they probably did this to make sure a Verizon device doesn't run the latest version of Android.

  • Nathan

    Can anyone check if this one fixes the push notifcation delay? If so, I can disable the Push Notifcation Fixer.

  • mikeym0p

    Any word on this fixing the random little transparency bugs that spring up when you unlock into an application instead of the home screen?

  • Michael Romano

    Just purchased my first Android device over the summer (Nexus 7, 2013). I was hoping my choice in a Nexus device would mean fast software updates. Unfortunately I still don't have KitKat. Sigh. If I miss anything from my iOS counterparts, it's the immediacy Apple can deliver updates to all of it's devices. But here I am. Waiting patiently. Ever so patiently.

    • Dex

      Is it rooted?

    • Nathan
    • Thomas’

      And all iOS users got an update to a version which allowed your lock screen to be easily bypassed. So Apple jeopardized their customers' security to claim a fast update instead of using a staged one.

    • Dexter Calvillo

      Ios7 was announced almost 6 months before it was available to end users.

      4.4 is rolling out extremely fast to nexus devices relative to other android devices. Don't expect the HTC one and s4 to get it until January. While phones released near the nexus 4, like the One x will never get it officially.

      • junior1985

        Rolling out fast don't think so.It's a bit like the Bluetooth problem reported last November and still not fixed.No ota to my Nexus 10 yet My Nexus 4 runs CM 10.2 Bluetooth works on custom rom

    • DirkBelig

      One of the Sony Experia models is just getting 4.2 - that's point-TWO - now, a year after it was released, so complaining that it's been a couple of weeks for the OTA to come down is super First-World Problemy. I pushed the update from the package posted here a week or so.

    • Alen

      Stop whining, why are you urging for system updates? The 4.4 update is not that much different from 4.3... I got it and nothing changed... Except my gps not working since there is a bug in the gps lock function and it's accuracy is up to 100 yards away from actual position... So stay calm and enjoy your 4.3... You will not see any difference when the update arrives...

  • topgun966

    Wish they would fix corp mail. Exchange stops syncing after a couple days on my N4, N5, N7 and N10. Annoying....

    • topgun966

      On a side note, I just realized I have way to many Nexus devices....

    • Simon Belmont

      Agreed. I also wish they'd fix the whole "I can't download my attachments" with the stock email client in Android 4.4 on my Nexus 5.

      Also, apparently there's a 5MB limit on attachments now in Android 4.4 with the stock email client? Android 4.3 had no such limit on my Galaxy Nexus.

      • http://about.me/chrisfink Chris Fink

        this is really bugging me too!! I see no setting that allows you to enable download of attachments over cellular I'd you want. very irritating!!!

  • dhruva

    google really needs a beta channel for android updates.

    • Darrien Glasser

      They did that with JB 4.3 and it was a disaster for custom ROM makers. It was the whole JWR vs JSS mess. Nobody knew what to make a ROM out of, and because of that, there were tons of buggy ROMs on the "latest" version, and tons of stable ROMs that people asked to be updated to the "latest" version.

      Trust me, beta releases aren't everything you might wish for.

      • Stacey Liu

        That wasn't a beta channel...that was a separate branch for the new Nexus 7, because it had some display driver incompatibilities with the Nexus 4 chipset.

        Why ROM developers were so eager to get JSS running on Mako is beyond me. As far as I know, there was no point at all. It's just that you could advertise being on a slightly newer branch than stock, without gaining anything from it.

        It shouldn't have been hard to understand for anyone. If you don't have a N7 2013, you build JWR. If you do, you build JSS.

        But oh look deadlocks! What did you expect?!

  • Stacey Liu

    Uh...what bugs is it fixing? A change log would be nice.

  • http://blog.tonysarju.com/ Tony Sarju

    Where's the Nexus 5 patch Google?

  • http://blog.tonysarju.com/ Tony Sarju

    Why is the Kernel version in the pics 3.1.10? Is that a 2012 Nexus 7 thing? Is it only the newer devices that use the 3.4.x kernels?

    • Simon Belmont

      Yup. Most likely the 2012 Nexus 7, which also had that kernel.

      Generally Nexus devices stick with the kernel version they started with through their lifetimes. Features just get back-ported to the older kernel for that device.

    • Peter


    • HebeGuess

      Courtesy of nVidia tegra

      • Simon Belmont

        It's not related to it using a Tegra 3, man. Nexus devices keep their original major kernel version throughout their lifetimes. :)

        Look at the Galaxy Nexus, for example. It's been on 3.0 kernel since the beginning and it's on that even in Android 4.3. The Nexus 7 (2012) started on 3.1, and it'll stay on 3.1 Cheers. :D

        • HebeGuess

          I know Google/OEMs will opted stable over newer but nVidia's stable kernel release for tegra 3 platform is still on 3.1. Galaxy Nexus doesn't make a case here cause we all knew TI quit.

          • Simon Belmont

            I realize that Nvidia is keeping the Tegra 3 on 3.1, but even if they weren't Google would have left the 2012 Nexus 7 on 3.1, anyway, because they don't (in MOST cases) update the major kernel version. ;)

            The Galaxy Nexus is actually a great example because it proves my point. Through four versions of Android (4.0 to 4.3), they stuck with the 3.0 kernel (they were still updating the binaries at least through Android 4.2). Yes, it's defunct now because of no further updated binaries from TI. But that's immaterial to what I was talking about. :)

  • Simon Belmont

    Haha. My 2012 Nexus 7 never even got the original KitKat OTA.

    Is it possible that was on purpose so that they could push this bug fixed version instead? That would be an acceptable excuse, frankly.

  • Hector Diaz

    I got the update a few hours ago, my device kept root and didn't change most. If I found anything new I'll post it.

  • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

    The Nexus 4 is almost like an orphan now.
    It's like parent Google first gifted a PS3 for other Nexuses, and now a PS4. And kept Nexus 4 stuck on NES.


    • Thomas’

      Or, you know, they just wait with the Nexus 4 OTA till the early bugs are solved.

  • Ben Baranovsky

    Now I don't even care about an OTA for the One GPe. I just want Google to upload the files so I can side-load them.

  • Colin Kaminski

    So where's our nexus 4 update then?

  • Sam

    GAHHH I literally flashed the old one on my N4 an hour and a half before this was posted.

    • Michael Carlyle

      It's super easy to update, though. Just follow the directions here under part D, but skip #10.


      • Sam

        I know, but it was just frustrating that I had to reflash two hours after I first flashed it.

    • Stacey Liu

      Just reflash the newer system and boot. Everything else is the same. No wipe needed. It takes 5 minutes.

  • Andrew

    I'm stilstil waiting for my 4.4 OTA for the 2012 Nexus 7. I even tried the framework services reset at least 30 times and Nada.

    • Andrew

      Artem Russakovskii do you think I am bound to not receive it?

  • Sorian

    Oh joy, me fighting with another OTA zip....... I had some weird issue getting to 4.4 that I just did a full wipe and started from scratch again, I am still putting stuff back (ebooks and audio books).

  • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

    Can someone confirm I can fastboot update this over KRT16O without a -w and not expect any nasty errors?

    • The Rock

      yes I just did that and its working perfectly

      • http://riteshtripathy.wordpress.com/ Ritesh

        Couldn't wait for a confirmation and pulled the trigger and yes, it worked out fine. Thanks for confirming anyway!

  • Ryuuie

    Wonder if I'll get this on my factory updated to 4.4 Nexus 4. Domtcreally want to go and wipe again….

  • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

    Args.... I'll be back after I flash mine with that..... I'm not waiting for Google to push out the OTA... - VERY MAD NEXUS 4 OWNER

  • Shawn Cheever

    Just for the fun of it, I allowed the OTA update to install (unlocked & rooted). When it rebooted, TWRP successfully installed the OTA without the need for the stock recovery. Is this something new TWRP is able to do?

  • Thomas Wong

    I don't know if they have fixed the color difference between the buttons on Nexus 5 and 7 yet. Open the System Update screen on both devices and you will know what I'm talking about.

    • blahmoomoo

      And that Nexus 7 is using 4.4? Guess they forgot to backport some graphical resources if that's the case.

  • Norbert

    Is 4.4 US only? I thought distribution to Nexus 10 already started? Or did Google sell so many Nexus 10 that it just takes weeks (again) until the update reaches? I don't even want to ask for updates to the Nexus 4... This will probably take another month from now.

    I wonder how Apple manages to activate updates to all devices from day one and it takes Google (who sells a lot less devices) weeks usually more than a month.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    KRT16O -> KRT16S AOSP changelog.

    Not sure which one (according to Dan Morrill, there was one stop-ship bug) of these was so critical that it delayed the OTA for the Nexus 4 and several other Nexus devices, but here are the few changes between KRT16O and today's KRT16S. Most seem APN related.


  • TheMarchMyth

    Data does not work on my Nexus 4 when I flash 4.4, I tried both builds. Anybody having similar problems ?

  • Recznik

    anyone tries flashing image without -w (wipe) from 4.4 KRT16O?

    • MAST3R

      Yes ... Works... as it should .... work....

      • TheMarchMyth

        Does data work i.e. can you connect to the internet when your wifi radio is off ?

        • Jadephyre

          Yup, works fine

  • DaroltiDan

    Google f*cked up this time. Updated N7 and N10 but I haven't seen a 2012 N7 with official KitKat yet.. still no release for N4, but moto x got the update already. GEL only available on the N5 even if N4 is perfectly capable of running it(they are starting to copy apple with this s*it - no siri for iphone 4 even if it supported it).

  • Vladimir

    Got it on my N7 2013 over the air. Just checked my device and it was already downloaded in the background over night.
    Previously I upgraded to KitKat with a ADB sideload method without any problems.

  • TheLastAngel

    Google should change their system for OTAs. The first wave should be "upon request" for all the enthusiasts who actually know and care about the update and who hammer the "check for updates" button all day long.
    Then after two days roll it out in waves to the unwashed, ignorant masses.

    • Brett

      Google could even benefit from this, because us enthusiasts would be more likely to pick up on any bugs and report them, whereas your average user is just going to panic and not know what to do.

  • Victor Loureiro

    Oddly, the search bar overlapping in landscape mode wasn't fixed.

    • Chaosprower

      If you are talking about the Google Experience Launcher, it is only officially supported by the Nexus 5, which doesn't have landscape mode in the home screen, so it's perfectly normal that it isn't shown correctly on other devices.

  • Mohammad Asif ul Haq

    Man I didn't even receive the original 4.4 update on my Nexus 7 2012 Wifi yet. What gives? Been checking every few hours :( This is disappointing. Instant updates is supposed to be THE attraction for all Nexus devices. I got 4.3 update on the same day as it was announced. Shame it's not been the same with 4.4.

  • Brian

    lol bug fixes are out and i still haven't gotten the ota for kit kat on all 3 of my nexus 7's (2x 2012's 1x 2013)

    • Nick

      It says right in the article there was a stop-ship bug. That would be why OTA's have taken longer...

  • Robert Iagar

    no ota links for the Nexus 4?

    • Konstigt2

      Yes please update article and include N4 OTA.

  • Charles Sandro

    I upgraded my Nexus via the Nexus 4 Toolkit, I get this version KRT16S via OTA?

    • Konstigt2


      • Giampaolo

        I got the KRT16S this morning via OTA having installed the original 4.4 via flashboot

      • Charles Sandro

        Gracias my friend

  • Nadeem Ansari

    The official update to Android 4.4 for Nexus 4,7(all models) and Nexus 10 was never easy!! Check it out right here!!!! http://goo.gl/fgfTXq

  • Bill Bynum

    I was getting Random Reboots like crazy from the original 4.4 update on m y N713. I hope they figured that out.

  • Kiron

    Anyone else just get google play newsstand?

    • aaron cooper

      I did..

  • Comefollowme

    Still no update for me and it's Nov 20th I have Nexus 7 2013 version.

  • JonJJon

    The bugs I've noticed on my Nexus 7 2012 is the status bar going transparent when the notification pane is still open when updating apps or flicking out a few notifications. The other is that the audio seems to be choppy more frequently when just played through the device or headphones, through Bluetooth was improved though. Wonder if any of these will be fixed with this update/future bug fix releases (yeah I haven't looked at the change log).

  • Jahan Uddn

    Hi team, could you update your links for the other post on how to update with our loosing data? bit confused.

  • Vladeco

    Hey guys,
    here is the link for the update courtesy of my sister's Nexus 4.

    It's from JWR66Y to KRT16S




  • 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

  • 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.

  • Luchoga1

    I got the KitKat update for my Nexus 7 2013 yesterday at 4 pm in Montréal. I got the transparent status and menu bars in the home screens. The speakers are sounding better now. So far is working great.

  • American Patriot

    My update downloaded, but fails to actually run. Verification fails and the update halts while in TWRP.Nexus 7 WiFi, JWR66Y Nakasi build. Any suggestions to get past this failure?
    I have the update stored on a flash drive also, every method so far, has failed. My bootloader is unlocked, and I am rooted. I was usuing NRT 1.7.8 with the KitKat 4.4 update included.

  • wan72

    cant share FB pics anymore, goes straight to instagram, no more list to pick from.

  • Tami

    I've had my Nexus 7 for almost a year now with not a problem until I downloaded KitKat and now I experience ghost touches and screen freezing. It will momentarily unfreeze if I press the power button. I did a factory reset and problem still persists. It's so bad that I can't use the tablet anymore. Anyone else have this problem? What do I need to do to fix it?

  • Alien Radio

    Dear Android Team,

    Your kitkat update last week has ruined my Nexus 4 experience. My phone has started acting funny since it got updated
    1. The screen vibrates on its own
    2. Calling bit has got slow as hell. There's a big perceptible lag
    3. 3rd party Apps suddenly stop functioning and throw random errors
    4. Contact cards do not respond to touch the same way and the new interface is really crappy
    5. Battery is draining super fast now.

    Please release a patch soon to fix this else I'm rolling back to factory settings.


  • Ofer Dahan

    I am a home-user. how do I install the update? my nexus is giving me a very bad times since the update from 4.3 to 4.4...