Google only started the Android 4.4.1 update last week, but it looks like a new hotfix is already good to go, as 4.4.2 showed up for Nexus devices in the last hour. So far, we've seen it on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the Nexus 7, but it's probably safe to say the Nexus 10 is not going to be far behind. Update: Nexus 10 confirmed too.

What's New?

As the update is very new, the only changelog information we have at this point comes courtesy of Sprint, which let out the news first earlier today:


- Fix for clearing the VM Indicator

- Fix for delivery of the VM Indicator

- Various additional software fixes

- Security enhancements

Update #1: App Ops no longer works (Settings crashes), at least using the recently discovered method. Hopefully, we can still get to it, but we'll have to wait for Color Tiger and other developers to figure this out. In the meantime, I reached out to Color Tiger for their comment. (Thanks, Michael Peters!)

Update #2: Color Tiger got back to me and said the following:

Still not working, but here's a quick update:

See line 309 - those are the allowed fragments that can be shown. AppOps was in that commit 3 days ago (line 329), but in the 4.2.2 build that's being sent out that line is removed (we've decompiled the Settings.apk). 

We're looking for a possible different entry point (another Activity to accept commands to load the AppOpsSummary fragment), but it doesn't look good.

Update #3: According to JR Raphael, 4.4.2 also fixes the SMS DoS bug.

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As the OTA has just begun, we don't have all the links for manual flashing just yet. I'll keep this post updated as they roll in. If you're not familiar with the manual installation process, proceed to this guide for an earlier update.

Update: All OTA zip links have been discovered and can be found below. The list is pretty much complete (the 2012 Nexus 7 never got 4.4.1, so only 4.4 -> 4.4.2 links are provided).

Nexus 4

Nexus 5

2012 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi

2012 Nexus 7 3G

2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi

2013 Nexus 7 LTE

Nexus 10

Thanks, Norbert Copones, tehone, Mateusz Cichon, Markus Birth, M1lkm4n, Niccolò Marchi, TheManii!