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Last Updated: July 9th, 2014

Google took its sweet time updating the Nexus-style Google Play Edition of the G Pad 8.3 to Android 4.4.3, but it looks like they had a good reason. The tablet has been zipped straight to 4.4.4, and the over-the-air update should be going out now. If you're not willing to wait - and it might be a few days, considering the staggered rollout - we've got a link to the update ZIP file below.

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Those of you who have added a custom recovery to your G Pad 8.3 GPE can simply flash the ZIP file. If you're still running stock, you'll need a computer with the ADB program installed. For more detailed instructions, just follow this guide, substituting the relevant files for your device. Looking for a custom recovery? There's a TWRP build just for you.

What's new: Here's everything new in Android 4.4.3, and the few security fixes that make up 4.4.4. You won't get any dramatic changes in this update, but you will get that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing you're running on the latest software. Isn't that why you bought a Google Play Edition in the first place?

Note: You have to be on Android 4.4.2 (KOT49H) for this OTA to succeed.

Download: ff3c360e108c52aac952f10c3dd4c6c5ce66a3ce.signed-KOT49H.L004_user-KTU84P.L002_user_update.zip

File size: 154MB

MD5: 197A4A85FDD392797A0EC2AEF02A98BF

Source: XDA-Developers

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Daniel Tuffs

    Fist!
    Sorry but yeah typo in post. Also neat!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    It's that time when I'd REALLY like Google to sell GPE devices outside of US, I would get this thing in a heartbeat

    • Daniel Smith

      Just buy the standard G Pad and put CyanogenMod on it.

      • No.

        No.

      • lordmerovingian

        Oranges and tangerines, mate. Not the same thing.

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        But I want just stock Nexus-like AOSP, CM is kinda overburdened with all the stuff they have added

        • Daniel Smith

          Which you don't need to turn on?

      • https://plus.google.com/+TroyLeonard Troy Leonard

        Just by the standard one an use the gpe rom that is available on xda. It's not that hard.

        • Sgaragnause

          There's no such rom. They coudnt made it works. Or you were meaning aosp rom?

          • https://plus.google.com/+TroyLeonard Troy Leonard

            Your right I saw the thread we where they were trying to but didn't read it.

    • Major Suave

      I agree. I want more devices in Canada

    • BMBvideo

      Don't worry, we can't even purchase this tablet in the US anymore. Been sold out for a while...

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Oh right, it's been out of stock for a couple of weeks now

  • Kingu Prima

    any informations about a new LGG Pad model ? Maybe with a 8.9 screen, Tegra K1 or else ?

  • Yahren

    This rom can work with the Gpad LG standard edition ?

    • Daniel Smith

      No, there's differences in the hardware.

      • Yahren

        OK Thanks !

      • RaviShah

        Just curious, what are the differences?

        • Daniel Smith

          The partitions and bootloaders are not compatible and a few other things, but I can't remember off the top of my head.

    • https://plus.google.com/+TroyLeonard Troy Leonard

      No but you can load the gpe rom from xda.

  • http://www.davinp.com/ Davin Peterson

    Last night, my Google Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi got Android 4.4.4 after I turned it on.

    • chris125

      Same here

    • http://www.twitter.com/italofigueired Italo F.

      My 2012 Nexus 7 received it just now.

  • Jefficko

    Nexus 7 LTae still nothing

    • Braden Abbott

      For real man! I didn't buy the most expensive and capable Nexus tablet just to get crapped on like this, the Bluetooth bugs and the buggy effing app switcher are going to be the death of me. Can't even get an OTA for 4.4.3 yet, whoever is in charge of this ROM must be too busy choking on my D to finish it

  • chris125

    I wish LG would make a follow up to this for a GPE not the crappy tablets they announced so far. This is a great tablet, would love an updated version of it

  • BMBvideo

    When will this be available to purchase again? All tablets on Google Play have been sold out, except the Nexus 7, for a while now.

  • fatty

    Have they released the update for Moto G GPE for 4.4.3 or 4.4.4?

  • George Beasley

    What's up with Verizon! I have there GPad 8.3 and it's still on 4.2.2 and no one has been able to get LTE and GPS working for CM on it.

  • blindexecutioner

    When was this last available on the play store?

    I want to trade out my Nexus 7 for one of these. After using a 7 inch and a 10 inch tablet I believe the 8 inch would be the perfect size. I am afraid the next Nexus will again be too large for me.