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Download: Android 4.4.1 Update for the Nexus 7 WiFi (2013)

Yesterday, OTA update download links were flying out for Nexus devices to update to Android 4.1.1 (build KOT49E). After only a little wait, the download is now also available for the Nexus 7 WiFi (2013) model, so go get yourself the newly updated Kit Kat. 

Download Link (55.3MB)

In order to sideload this, you’ll have to be running stock KRT16S. Sideload instructions can be found here.

  • ArcticGabe

    I just clicked update on my Nexus 7 (2013) and it said, “Updating to Android 4.4.2” Did they get the version number wrong?

  • Guest

    *4.1.1 = 4.4.1

  • Chris Ta

    Will this work for Nexus 7 (2012 edition)

    • KMS_Alex


  • rslh

    Woohoo! The VPN data packet loss bug is fixed!!!

  • NexusMan

    Does anyone know where and how to report a discovered bug to Google and the Android team?

  • NexusMan


  • nahive

    I am getting error while trying to sideload – rooted, stock. I tried flashing stock recovery – didn’t help.

    • nahive

      It’s actually this – “/system/bin/app_process” has unexpected contents. Error in /tmp/update.zip (Status 7)

      • Jeremy Gentry

        did you do an MD5 checksum?

  • Downloaded and installing now… will report back shortly.

    • Did they update the Settings “gear” logo?

      • emoney

        the brightness A is a different font

  • Rich Robinson

    Nexus 7 (2012) ????

    • laheelahee


  • Bobby Cornwell

    I cringe when I see pictures like this of devices sitting on rocks and bricks in fear of their being nasty scratches on the screen

    • The_Omnix

      Normally when they put the device face down on a rough table or in the dirt that doesn’t bother me as I have strong faith in gorilla glass…but this one is making me cringe a little. Something about how sharp those bricks look. *shudder*

  • Inquizitor

    Not really interested if the only update is to the camera app. I’ll take my time, and still consider downgrading back to 4.3…

    • brkshr

      There’s more to it than just the camera.


      Edit: and why on earth would you want to downgrade to 4.3?!

      • Inquizitor

        Because 4.4 is pretty useless. There’s literally nothing beneficial for my N7, and they replaced all the blue accents with boring grays. It’s a disappointing, ugly new version. Not an ‘update’ in my book.

        • hkklife

          The new ART runtime will pay dividends in the future. That’s a pretty significant update for down the road.

          • Inquizitor

            4.3 was fast enough. The negatives are not worth the tradeoff in my book. Kit Kat is a major disappointment and not worth the name-change.

  • Jonathan Ly

    Nice picture of the Mobile Nexus 7 FHD.

  • moelsen8

    wait yesterday the update to 4.1.1 went out? who’s running that, verizon?

    • Ian

      Lol, if you search google, there are tons of tech sites writing about the recent update as 4.1.1.

      …as for the downvoters, haters gonna hate.

      • moelsen8

        really? i didn’t know that. that’s hilarious.

        • Ian

          yep, we’re going backwards.

          ZDNet, TechSpot, TechCrunch, TheVerge …among those i saw. I think it goes to indicate they do a lot of copying each other if it was allowed to propagate this far.