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T-Mobile Says Android 4.4.3 is Coming to the Nexus 5 Today (Updated: Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 Too)

According to T-Mobile support, the Nexus 5 will receive an update to Android 4.4.3 starting today. The update includes “security enhancements” and “various bug fixes.” The build number is KTU84M. And that is about all we know.

The Android 4.4.3 update has seemingly been in the works for a few months, with supposed rollout said to happen “at any minute” a couple of times.

Update:  T-Mobile says the Nexus 7 (2013) is getting Android 4.4.3 today as well, build KTU84L. Cheers BiggiePhat!

Update 2:  Nexus 4 now added to the list.

Is today finally the day? 

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  • Aciddrops

    got my nexus 4 4.4.3 update today

  • Paul Dilladiry

    Got the android 4.4.3 update on SM-N9005 Note 3!! In UK!

  • Ronald Bernard

    I really am starting to doubt this is going to happen today…..WTF?

  • NorCalGuy

    No moto x? Wonder what the tmo update for them is. Has anyone actually gotten it or is it just rumored for today?

  • BuckNut614

    Has anyone actually gotten the update yet?

  • bonix

    Reading this reminded me that android gets updates. Ever since getting my MotoX I really had no reason to care about having the most up to date software. Everything just works and I’m never left not able to do something I want as was the case on my Gnex and Dinc back in the day.

  • TJWaterskier
  • John Motschenbacher

    im thinking it probably will not be out today…again. ill believe it when the hammerhead factory image is out.

  • antwonw

    My guess is this update is needed for the new version of Android that will be released at I/O.

  • Barlog

    Why would a T-Mobile Nexus 7 get this update before a Nexus 7 I bought straight from Google?

  • droidrazredge

    I wonder if this is what the T-mobile Moto X soak test was all about. The timing of the Moto X soak test and the Nexus devices getting 4.4.3 today makes me wonder if the soak test is for the Moto X receiving 4.4.3 real soon since the build has been worked on for months.

  • Arron Hall

    Is it true or just another rumor? Well, I am facing camera bug issue in my Nexus 5 from last 4 months due to which the battery of my device gets drained soon. If
    this is true then I will definitely update my Nexus 5. Just before reading this post I recently liked a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHOE-Technology/262590707258310
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    • Jeffrey Fazal

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  • Butch_Zee

    Wow, this wasn’t click bait! It’s really happening.

  • My body/Nexus4 is ready

  • Yet still nothing official from Google?

    • JSo

      Does Google usually announce small updates like this though?

      • Simon Belmont

        No. They just roll them out and that’s the announcement.

        Another good indication would be to see the updated factory images on the Nexus device site and the code going into AOSP. Cheers.

      • Yes, usually we get new factory images.

  • Jed Weeks

    My phone had a total meltdown of Hangouts last night where all sms disappeared into the ether, followed by a total camera meltdown where photos I took also disappeared into the ether. I hope this update comes and fixes things like that.

  • Peter Stover


  • Changelog please.

  • Shawn John

    Come on Droid Life, No such thing as a T-Mobile Nexus 5. It’s Just Nexus 5. This is not Samsung were talking about, it’s thee Nexus 5. T-Mobile did not purchase and put TMO logos all over it or baked in branded bloatware (verizon,at&t). So when referring to a Nexus 5 it’s just Nexus 5.(drops microphone)

    • Ryan Plouff

      Try re-reading the article. It wasn’t referred to as “the T-Mobile Nexus 5”, rather “According to T-Mobile support, the Nexus 5.” Big difference.

      • Simon Belmont

        Yeah. I don’t understand why some people don’t get this concept.

        It’s not a T-Mobile N5 update. It’s an update for all N5s, and this is just an indication that it’s starting today.

        • geedee82

          Seriously. Not sure why so many are finding the article confusing, it’s really straightforward.

  • Simon Belmont

    Please be true. I’ve really gotten tired of the data drop outs and the texts stopping and then flooding in as of late (not to mention the errant wakelocks and hissing during a video).

    Let’s hope this is true: http://media0.giphy.com/media/rl0FOxdz7CcxO/giphy.gif .

    • JSo

      I hate the person who created this gif

      • Simon Belmont

        Yeah. But, in this case it finally made sense (hopefully, at least).

        It gets overused for stuff that doesn’t even warrant it. That’s when I started disliking it, too.

  • Jason Kahn

    Finally!!!! Hope the Autofocus bug is corrected

  • jbworldwide1

    Better battery life would be nice for the little time I have with this device because the G3 cometh!

  • tom riddle

    i will believe it when it hits my devices

  • Adam Truelove

    Why are people so concerned about such a small maintenance update?

    • duke69111

      A battery bug fix. Thats the main reason.

      • gambit07

        YES. Please google, please

    • Jason Kahn

      They supposedly have fixed the Camera Autofocus bug that had been driving me bonkers for a long time now

    • mrribbits

      Hopefully it will fix some bad bugs, that’s why we’re so concerned.

    • Simon Belmont

      Some people actually have annoying problems that this update will fix. Those problems didn’t bother me much at first, but when it dragged on for months and months, it wore on my experience.

      I’m mainly talking about the camera battery drain bug, the data drop outs, and a few others. They get annoying over time.

    • 213ninja

      battery drain in 4.4.2………

    • Nathan

      Because bug fixes.

    • Raf

      There’s a monumental bug where the camera refuses to connect. I get this multiple times a day and it always takes a reboot to fix. It affects all apps which access the camera.

  • markgbe

    Gimme, gimme, gimme that sandwich please.

  • uecker

    I really don’t think T-Mo would be foolish enough to say the update is coming out if it isn’t. Sprint already jumped the gun too soon once before… I’m sure they wouldn’t want to make the same mistake.

  • Scott

    Starting to think more and more that T-Mobile’s soak test for the Moto X will be 4.4.3 due to this announcement.

  • Chris Hughes

    Why is a carrier involved at all with a Nexus update?

    • JSo

      I think it applies mostly to Nexus 5s that were bought directly from them. The carrier would still have to approve it. If you bought it from Google and just using it on a carrier then thats different. At least that’s how I see it.

      • gallyjh

        I was curious about this too. I bought my N5 directly from Google, and I’m on TMO’s prepaid plan. I just looked at the version I have and it’s 4.4.2. If it were the case you just explained, then I would assume I would be already on 4.4.3 (since I’m only using TMO as a carrier), since Google would have already released it to me. Something strange going on here.

        • Simon Belmont

          No. All N5s will get it.

          Not just T-Mobile folks. There is no such thing as a T-Mobile, or Sprint, or AT&T Nexus 5 (they’re all the same and are interchangeable between the networks).

          • gallyjh

            I guess the title of this article is a bit misleading then. The title sounds like only N5’s on TMO were the only one getting the update.

          • Simon Belmont

            Slightly. But, what it’s trying to convey is that T-Mobile is basically signaling the imminent roll out of Android 4.4.3 to all N5s.

            Basically it’s just a tip off that the update is about to begin. Any of the carriers could have tipped it off.

        • Stephen Kucharski

          No…its released slowly as to not overload servers or upset carriers by overloading their networks. It may be a few weeks before everyone gets the OTA… You guys need to start reading XDA more…

      • Simon Belmont

        Nope. It will apply to all Nexus 5s because they are all the same SKU (not talking about the international version which is a different SKU, but it will probably get it, too).

        It won’t matter if you bought from T-Mobile, Best Buy, or from Google directly. They’ll all get it.

        • JSo

          I guess I’m just used to the Galaxy Nexus where all the carrier phones didn’t get the update as fast.

          • Shawn John

            That’s the whole enigma about the Nexus line, you purchased it to get head of the line updates without having to wait for your carrier to push OTA’s, the update is coming from Google not your wcp.

          • JSo

            I know. I’m saying I had a Galaxy Nexus. Made by Google. But the updates sucked and came late with the Sprint and Verizon versions. The Nexus 5, I’m sure, is different.

          • Misha Bear Lipkin

            It is different. You’d get it the same speed even if you had no sim card in it. if it was just a wifi device. (connected to wifi of course), I’m more concerned with their new “Silver” line and whether or not that will be in the same idea as the Nexus line. I don’t want carriers to have to approve updates.

          • Simon Belmont

            Yeah. Those were different times.

            My GSM Galaxy Nexus (on T-Mobile) got the updates immediately. But the poor folks on CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint had to wait, but that’s not the case anymore.

          • JSo

            Thank God

      • Stephen Kucharski

        No. Nexus devices are updated directly from Google.

    • Simon Belmont

      It’s merely announcing the update. It’s not directly involved in the distribution of it.

      It’s basically like telling your network users that “hey, your Nexus 5 is getting an update” even if they bought it on the Google Play Store. So, it should apply for all Nexus 5s because they are all the same SKU in the US.

  • Dulan C. Swagwagon

    Was about to sell my Nexus 5 because the battery life has taken a serious nose dive as of late, hope this update makes me keep it.

    • a) youth.in.asia

      Your swagwagon needs a charger and a nearby outlet

      • Dulan C. Swagwagon

        I have no clue how to update this as I sign in through Twitter and is syncing rather old information.

    • ROB

      Download the Snapdragon Battery Guru… It helps

    • n11

      Whats your screen brightness? For some reason if I leave mine on high it drains the battery like a mofo, but if the screen brightness is is set to half or whatever, the phone will last much long. And yes, I’m talking about battery drainage while the screen is off. See if that helps.

      • Dulan C. Swagwagon

        I would say it’s well below half as I don’t view my phone while in the sun that often. Also, my battery gets drained while I have Airplane Mode too so I’m starting to believe the battery is shot and I should see if my warranty is still intact.

      • Dulan C. Swagwagon

        I just found out why I have horrible battery life. I went ahead and flashed the new update to start from scratch because I ran out of options, but anyway Google Play Services latest update is wreaking havoc on everything. Definitely uninstall that update if you can and try to revert your Google Apps as well since the latest versions require you have the latest Google Play Services. After finding this out, my phone is back to the battery life I seen when I first bought it back in November…

  • JSo

    Even if it is only bug fixes, I’ll take it

  • BiggiePhat

    Also says Nexus 7 2013 gets it today…http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-7404

  • Jes Marwaha

    On the day WDDC

    Apple rn-

    • Ray

      Not really

    • You think a measly x.x.1 update that contains bug fixes and security enhancements is going to steal Apple’s thunder today, the day they announce major updates to their software and hardware lines that set their roadmaps for the next 1.5 years that requires a 2 hour keynote presentation? Are you crazy?

      • OF


      • 213ninja

        yes. Android battery life > Apple stuff

        • maybe for Android fans, but for the rest of the tech world it’ll be all about WWDC today.

          • 213ninja

            i was only serious…i think Droid-Life readers are probably in the former bucket though.

          • JoshGroff

            True, but I’m at least half interested to see what new things my iPad air will be able to do. (As if I actually use it as something more than a media consumption device…)

          • Moyako

            TIL the ‘tech world’ is all about Apple.

      • Jes Marwaha
  • Rudi Dwi Hartanto

    Waiting. And all this rumors makes me really excited. And confused,since I’m backing up my data for MIUI V5. Damn.

  • Carlos Rodríguez

    That’s what Sprint said and it didn’t came. I’ll believe it when I see it.


    PS: for my nexus 4 it will take even more if it’s true 🙁

    • Stephen Kucharski

      Sprint got all confused with build numbers and made a mistake. You can update your Nexus devices manually via Google now. That’s the difference…