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Android 4.3.1 Now Rolling Out to Nexus 7 LTE (2013) as Build JLS36I

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Talk about a lovely surprise – wake up to find an Android 4.3.1 update showing as available on your Nexus 7 LTE (2013). The update is a 9.4MB file that jumps the N7 LTE up to build JLS36I, however, we have no idea what’s new. A x.x.1 update typically doesn’t mean much, but we have also seen 4.3 updates that stuck with 4.3 and didn’t give us the additional .1. There must be something new. Once we know what it is, we’ll be sure to pass it along.

At this time, we haven’t received word of an update to the WiFi only 2013 Nexus 7 or any other Nexus. We wouldn’t doubt it if they all start to rollout shortly, though. 

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Update:  The folks over at this XDA thread have file URLs for those with the LTE model and who want to update. We’ve pasted them below as well, just make sure you grab the file that corresponds to your current build. If you need help manually installing an update, hit up our “adb sideload” guide.

  • noc007

    So for 24 hours I had a device (Note 3) with the most up to date version of Android. Now I’m back to being at least one version behind.

    • Ben Dover

      Well my galaxy s4 running CyanogenMod 10.2 just got the update for 4.3.1 I bet you will have to wait for android 4.4 kitkat for some major updates knowing Samsung

  • cand3rson

    I wonder if this will include a new radio on the Nexus 4 to fix the terrible battery life and signal drops that 4.3 brought for me. I have to charge my phone halfway through the day now with hardly any use.

  • MichaelFranz

    maybe some kind of verizon certification?

    • Justin W

      No, they wouldn’t update the Android version number to 4.3.1 for that. Since it’s 4.3.1, I’m betting it’s a bug fix/prep for the jump to 4.4.

      Edit: That’s not to say they didn’t include potentially required updates so Vzw can approve it in the update.

    • Oh god, I was freaking out that I might not be able to get My Verizon installed as a system app…

  • kfath1978

    Just got it!!

    • hahahaha Wow! 😉

  • durtoffmyshoulda

    Hope it fixes the 4.3 slow handoff issue

  • Had the OTA update waiting for me this morning when I woke up. So far, I can’t see anything different either. Once the code gets pushed to AOSP, we can look at commit logs and see what’s changed.

  • Walter Partlo

    Kiosk setting. Looks like Google is getting tired of seeing all of the ipads used in business.

  • slider112

    Crossing my fingers that this fixes the sleep/wake issue…

    • JRUIV

      Mine doesn’t always wake the screen when I open my cover

  • Guy Meatdrapes

    just give us kitkat already!