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Download: Android 4.4.2 OTA Update for Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2013)

Well, that escalated quickly. Google is rolling out OTA updates for Nexus devices to Android 4.4.2, and we have download links for you. The only ones we have yet to see are downloads for the Nexus 7 2012, both WiFi and HSPA+ models. Once they become available, we will add them to the list.

Update:  We have the other download links, so have at ’em! 


In the zip file name for each device, it clearly states which version of Android you need to be running in order to sideload these with no issues. For instructions to sideload using adb, check here.

  • ckdk44

    Someone please help. I just ordered a nexus 7 2013 edition. And when trying to update to kit.kat it states that ” waiting to download- 253.2 MB Via Wi-Fi only until Jan 20″
    What the heck does that mean?

  • march3110

    I have a nexus 10 in completely standard which before the 4.4 “upgrade” was absolutely fine. Following the upgrade it now constantly restarts every couple of minutes and I have now just loaded a second upgrade which I assumed would fix the first problem, but now it locks up as well as restarts on its own. Am I the only person with this problem and if not is anyone trying to fix this issue cos my Android confidence has taken a serious knock and would think twice before getting another if this isn’t fixed quickly?

  • Cliff Kaelin

    Help! Updated nexu 7 now no WiFi! Posting from my phone.


    I just got 4.2.2 OTA update for my nexus 7 2013. I noticed some new changes from 4.4.
    1. New keybord sounds
    2. settings buttons in quick lunch bar have changed.
    3. Wireless display become cast Screen
    4. Widget for quick settings changed
    5. Performance improvement.

  • DaveM

    my 2012 nexus 7 appears stuck in jwr66v, OTA triggers a dead droid icon. Can I jump ahead to 4.4.2 or do I have to go through each incremental update? Thanks

  • Disqus Login Failure

    Heads up, 4.4.2 breaks non-root App Ops!

  • leffer

    C’mon! Now my Moto X is now 2 updates behind…
    I’m kidding, I don’t really care…. yet.

  • Shoeb Ahmad Fareed

    Android 4.4.2 update is rolling for almost all the nexus devices. Wanna know what are the improvements in the update from previous Android 4.4. See here – http://goo.gl/G0PevF

  • ranjo

    Finding 4.4.2 a lil slow 🙁

  • Roger

    Im on my nexus 7 2012, has anyone notice that the sleep button is acting weird? i mean, its not like before. Even though i press it, tablet never WAKES UP on the first attempt!

    • Pranav

      Even I’m facing the same issue after upgrading to 4.4.2 on my nexus 7 2013
      Have to press like 3-4 times to wake the tablet…seems like a bug!

  • oldanbo

    I’v noticed that I still can’t synch my gmail on my 2013 nexus 7. Can anyone help? It was fine until the 4.2 update, I was hoping 4.2.2 might have a fix. Darn.

    • Muffstic

      Try clearing cache and data from the app settings. That’s what worked for me.

      • oldanbo

        sorry it’s a 2012 wi-fi only Nexus 7. Thanks for tip Muffstic but, didn’t work. I’ve shut off and will try again tomorrow.

  • Giancarlo Waghelstein

    My 2012 Nexus 7 got an OTA update before my 2013 Nexus 5 :'(

  • Shawn Johnson

    Got the update for both my N5 and N7 (2013) in the last few hours (~7 PM EST)

  • Matt

    Installing 4.4.2 (OTA) for my N7 2013 right now. Sweet

  • Canada1

    Still no update Nexus 5 on Rogers in Canada. Did anybody
    from Canada on Rogers get the update?

    • Joseph

      sideloading is the best thing you can ever do just find a good tutorial and once you have it down it will save you ever waiting more then just waiting till you get home 😀

    • Walled Garden Please

      I dont have it either, still on 4.4. Ironically 4.4 using Exchange for my email, contacts, calendar seems to have sent my phone into a data frenzy and racked up a $450 bill with Rogers!!! My wifi and phone signal drop out despite showing full availability and the solution to this is to turn airplane mode on and off. This is my first android phone and must say I am beyond angry. This was supposed to be the answer to fragmentation and software bloating…

  • Jordan Harvey

    Does anyone else have WIFI issues with their Nexus 5? I’ve tried two different routes, and I’ve read on Google similar issues. My phone connects fine and runs fine. But randomly, it will still show a good signal, but when you tried to load an app or a website it just times out. It loses connectivity even though the WIFI signal says its connected. If I turn on/off the airplane mode, it starts working again. I’ve even changed the channels on my router to one with less traffic and I still have the same issue.

    I’m not quite sure what to do anymore? Anyone have any ideas?

    • krunalthacker

      Its happening on my nexus 5 as well. The phone would show good Wi-Fi signal but wouldnt download anything . i gotta turn off/on wifi for it to start working again.

      • Jordan Harvey

        I’ve read forums online numerous people have this. I wish Google would publish a fix or say if a OTA update will fix it?

    • LionStone

      Yea… my girl’s N10 is doin that as well.

    • brako

      Mine too Nexus 7 (2012)

  • CasperTFG

    Holy Shite! Just got the install notice on 4.4.2. I turned off my Nexus 10 just to clear cache and the update auto downloaded upon reboot. Google did me right this time. Skipped right over 4.4.1 and made me a 1%er with 4.4.2. Location – Washington Metro Area.

  • Terrance Jones

    Nexus 7 (2012) too!

  • Jack

    HELP PLEASE!! I relock and unroot my nexus 7 2013! I can’t update it cuz supid twrp recovery it booting up and I don’t know how to remove and put stock recovery back on nexus 7. I am on Mac too 🙁

    • Jack3D

      You should be able to download the KRS binaries and flash the stock recovery using adb/fastboot.

    • Ben

      Assuming you just rooted and didnt change anything, you could just put the file on the phone and install it with TWRP.

    • JRomeo

      you have chosen the life of rooting and flashing……. unless you undo it, this will be your path…….

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Hell I’ve yet to get the ota for either of my nexus devices 2013 nexus 7 and 4

  • htowngtr

    So what if you have 4.4.1 already on Nexus 7 LTE? There’s no KOT49E to 49H?

  • JimBurke57

    Anybody else notice that under settings–>display, wireless display has been changed to cast display?

    • zwrose

      That came in on 4.4.1

      • Jordan Harvey

        What do you mean dame in on 4.4.1? They fixed it here? I still have yet to receive the update.

        • Joseph

          He is right it cames on 4.4.1 and 4.4.2 was just minor bug patch thats why google gives the download so people can sideload and let them know what bugs are there so they can address them rapidly

  • Jack3D

    So what are you supposed to do if you sideloaded 4.4.1 on the Nexus 7 LTE? Is there another file for that?

  • mw630

    Nice – just got the OTA on my N4.

  • Tom Yarrish

    Why does the 2013 LTE version say it’s KOT49H-from-KRT16S? My Nexus 7 is on KOT49E.

    • Tom Yarrish

      Oh wait over XDA is showing the LTE 2013 update is 4.4 to 4.4.2 NOT 4.4.1 to 4.4.2….

    • rthvk

      To use that specific file you have to be on KRT16S, as stated in the post

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  • wayfaast

    I always get there error /system/app/EmailGoogle.apk has unexpected contents…. got this when trying to sideload 4.4.1 too. Stock rooted.

    • DoctorJB

      May be due to “translucent bar” mod.


    • Joel Pichardo

      posible solution
      1 – Restore system (4.4) from backup with twrp or fastboot flash system system.img
      2 – Flash Ota 4.4.1
      3 – Flash Ota 4.4.2

      system.img 4.4 found on xda.

      • wayfaast

        Thanks. I just forgot I deleted some sound files… Got it side loaded and now i think it broke ART.

  • zombiewolf115

    wow that was fast as soon as i read this i checked system update and was already downloading it

  • Flashed. Ok, where’s the changelog?

    • Pengwn


      – Fix for clearing the VM Indicator

      – Fix for delivery of the VM Indicator

      – Various additional software fixes

      – Security enhancements

      • Melad360

        whats VM indicator?

        • Pengwn

          I’m assuming virtual memory.

          • Melad360

            alright thanks

        • Miles Prower

          VM = Voicemail.

          • Pengwn

            Thanks for the clarification!

  • Eddie R

    so what does this update?

  • droidfan17

    i just updated it and havent noticed anything new but then again it is on a 2mb file. i did get a little scared for a sec because my power button wasnt turning it off but that was just a small fluke that lasted a few minutes

  • rthvk

    At this point Google’s just trolling Moto. Can totally imagine the execs: “Ha, take that Moto! We’ll just keep rollin’ out updates until you accept defeat!”

    • Daniel Maginnis

      What? Isn’t it the same company?

    • Ej McCarty

      Yeah I mean why would they think that at all. Idiotic comment.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    1.7mb for nexus 5. Can’t be much of anything

    • grumpyfuzz

      There are two updates, the 1.7MB file is for users who are already on 4.4.1. If you are coming from 4.4, the file is 54MB.

      • CaptainHowdy13

        Noted, thanks!
        I also seem to have memorized how to ADB sideload an update

  • xzero425x

    And us G2 users are just like 🙁

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Has LG even announced their 4.4 update plans yet? Seems like they would have at least said something by now.

      • WCM3

        They said 1Q’14..

        • Ej McCarty

          But what they meant was Q4 ’14

          • Adifya

            Yeah that’s non nexus for you. I dont want buy any other than nexus device anymore

          • WCM3

            You can’t really say that anymore because the moto x is non nexus and got 4.4 like 3 weeks after Google released it.

            I had a Nexus 5 for about a week and traded it for a LG G2. Would never go back even if i had to wait months for the latest software. I’m fine with 4.2.2. I would root and run cyanogenmod if I got bored.

    • Junaid Ansari

      Just ROOT that G2 bro. That phone has sooo much power in it after ROOT and even before that its Ridiculous!

      • xzero425x

        I wanna root it, but i have the T-Mobile version and no one really devs for it, and the roms out are like a month + old 🙁

    • rthvk

      To be fair, if you care that much you should flash CyanogenMod

      Unless you like stock, which is surprisingly pretty good on the G2

      • DanielMena9

        Do you know if the remote control is available on CyanogenMod and what the still current bugs are?

        I know there isn’t a release candidate yet for LG G2 right?

        • rthvk

          There should be a 4.3 one. Not sure as I don’t own the device myself; my dad does

          I would check XDA though