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Download: Android 4.4.4 KTU84P OTA Update for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Nexus 4

Google surprised us yesterday with an update to Android 4.4.4 for almost all current Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and both Nexus 7 (2012) models. The update is a security fix, so don’t expect it to change the game or the way you use your phone. We didn’t get a new dialer app, that’s for sure. But hey, updates are updates.

So as has become customary around these parts whenever a new update arrives for Nexus devices, we have created a 1-stop shop to get you updated. Since the over-the-air (OTA) process takes time to hit all devices, we go ahead and list all of the links as they come in, so that you can update as early as possible. All you have do is download the correct .zip for your specific Nexus device and then flash the file with a quick adb command to get officially updated.

Below, the list has already begun for Android 4.4.4 files.

Note: We will update this post as more update zip files are made available. Continue to check back.


  • Nexus 5 – [KTU84P from KTU84M, 2.5MB]
  • Nexus 4 – [KTU84P from KTU84L, 2.4MB]
  • Nexus 10 – [KTU84P from KTU84L, 2.1MB]
  • Nexus 7 WiFi (2013) – [KTU84P from KTU84L, 2.4MB]
  • Nexus 7 WiFi (2012) – [KTU84P from KTU84L, 1.9MB]
  • Nexus 7 WiFi+3G (2012)
  • HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition
  • HTC One (M7) Google Play Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition

For instructions to sideload using adb, check here. For instructions on how to grab an OTA file, check here.

  • Jay

    Does anyone know why there’s no update to 4.4.4 as yet for the Nexus 7 2013 Wifi + 4G? My son’s Nexus 7 2012 model has been updated, but my 2013 device is firmly stuck to 4.4.3.

  • Joseph Kerr

    So is anyone else having a problem with wifi not working on the 2012 Nexus 7 after the 4.4.4 update? Mine’s dead in the water after the update. It connects to a network, but still shows offline.

    • Pam S

      I, too, am having problems with my WiFi on my N7 2012 after the update. I was on a cruise when the update came available so didn’t update until I got home. Mine connects to our home network but goes offline after about a minute.

  • Mason Decker

    What is the case that you have on your phone in the picture?

  • Camilo Martinez

    Might anyone here be willing to help me with an issue?
    Previously, I sideloaded the 4.4.3 update to my unrooted N7 2013. Everything worked fine. When I saw that the 4.4.4 zip was up here, I grabbed my N7 (hadn’t touched it since last night with at least 75% battery remaining) only to find that it was stuck on the Google logo of the boot animation. My first assumption was that the update had already been pushed to my device and had just installed itself (although, don’t they require permission to install and reboot?). However, now I can’t get my device to move past the Google logo. Soft rebooting hasn’t helped at all. Anyone know a fix for this? Or, at the very least, what may have gone wrong?

    • Futbolrunner

      Mine just started doing it yesterday after the 4.4.4 update. I can’t find a fix. Have you had any luck?

  • Ricardo Mejia
    • tomamitai

      In the article above, that link is for the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi, NOT the 2012!

      • Ricardo Mejia

        I know. I got the update on my 2012, and posted it above. I was hoping by now the article was updated to include the link but it hasn’t. If you have the 2012, the link in my previous post will update your device to 4.4.4

        • tomamitai

          Your link is for the 2013, NOT the 2012. The url has “razor” in it, while the url for the 2012 has “nakasi”.

          • Ricardo Mejia

            Your absolutely right! I’m sorry, I must have confused the URLs when I pasted it. I’ve corrected the link in the original comment.

  • Qbancelli

    Already up on the WugFresh Nexus Toolkit.
    Updating my N7 right now.

  • Guy Pierce

    And LG G3. Paranoid of course!

  • Edward Harris

    I downloaded 4.4.3 and can no longer receive or send emails from my Nexus 7 (May 2013) Wi-Fi, 3G 32GbB tablet. Friends having same trouble. Google help has not helped, dealers and a Guru I went to unable to help. I now have a useless piece, only one year old. HELP.

    • qmc

      Delete the account and re add it. Or wipe and flash with the factory image.

  • Jeffrey Fazal

    this Android 4.4.4 version would sort out the problem of quick battery drainage
    in my Nexus 5 that arises due to camera bug. Well, once I fully charge my
    device on qi car charger, I will definitely update this version. Thanks for
    sharing the informative post.

  • LauraMWright

    Start working at home with Google! It’s by-far the best job I’ve had. Last Wednesday I got a brand new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this – 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail…….


  • Mary Beebe

    What about unlocked nexus 7 2013 Lte? Does it also get the update?

    • jimt

      You may have to talk to Verizon, they like to take there sweet time. Sorry.

      • Mary Beebe

        Don’t have Verizon, have att Sims card

        • Brian Lippman

          Google could be waiting to push the N7 2013 update until they can do all the versions at the same time, which could mean waiting for Verizon to approve their version.

          • jimt

            Exactly, Verizon is probably causing all N7 2013 with LTE to be delayed because of their radio that is in all LTE versions.

  • Shaggy723

    Damn I love having a nexus. I see an update and five minutes later, my phone is updated to the newest version of android.

  • BD

    Seems like my N5 has been having trouble with reception the past few weeks since the previous update. Anyone else noticing this? I can be at places I’d normally have full LTE and I look down at my phone and it’s and no bars.. or if i’m lucky i’ll have E or H in 4G locations ??

  • Guest

    The N5 link not working for anyone else now?

  • DorothyLAlbright

    All you have do is download the correct .zip for your specific Nexus device and then flash the file with a quick adb command to get officially updated http://alturl.com/mj6os

  • coolsilver

    Still waiting on 4.4.3 for my Nexus 7 LTE. #ThanksVerizon >={

  • Jon Brashear

    Just flash this zip in TWRP?

    • Matt

      Curious if you can flash in recovery as well, and will this remove root?

  • Raven

    Hmm, I never even got around to updating my Nexus 7 to 4.4.3. I guess I will be going straight from 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 now. I don’t like odd numbers anyway.

  • ClarkDV

    So happy DL got this out there so fast!

  • Kevin Choi

    Off topic here but, what case are you using in that picture?

  • Simon Belmont

    Just updated my N5. There’s an update to the radio, so maybe this will fix those pesky data drop outs that I still experience.

    I’m also REALLY hoping that it fixes the inconsistent battery life that I’ve been having since Android 4.4.3 was sideloaded. It’s really annoying.

    • Adrynalyne

      Unless Google changed their policies, every new version compiled has the radio compiled with it. So it will always show a version increment whether there are changes or not.

      • Simon Belmont

        Well. Android 4.4.1 and Android 4.4.2 both had the same radio.

        The radio blobs come direct from Qualcomm, so it’s up to them to update it. I don’t think it ALWAYS changes, but it often does.

        • Adrynalyne

          Actually, no.

          Google builds the radios themselves, you can see it in the overlays in AOSP (not enabled obviously).

          That said, they seemingly changed their policy.

          • Simon Belmont

            They might build them, but Qualcomm is the one that’s supplying the source and updates to it (it’s their hardware after all). Either way, the radio doesn’t always get updated.

            So, we’re both wrong (and right). Haha.

          • Adrynalyne

            Right 🙂

            I was just saying the build process will always increment the version. Hope it fixes your issues!

    • Allen Byrd

      The battery life thing makes me curious. I’ve heard horror stories about it since the update but I haven’t really noticed much of a difference.
      I’m wondering why it occurs on some phones but not on others.

      • Simon Belmont

        Nature of the beast I guess. The problem is that I can’t narrow down why it happens.

        There’s no wakelocks or anything. It’s just inexplicable battery drain and just all of a sudden starts to happen and doesn’t stop until I reboot.

      • Aaron C

        Definitely occurred on my phone. I get about four or five hours of battery on average since going to CM variant.

      • hhh

        Sadly its because tech forums are invaded by idiots that pretend they know what they are taking about.

        Its the same users complaining about drop outs and poor battery life, they don’t understand what all phones do when they are in a poor cell signal area,, namely they turn the signal strength up on the handset, which in turn drains the battery quickly.

        There is nothing wrong with the nexus 5, but users would first blame that before blaming their network providor

    • mustbepbs

      Hasn’t the N5 been having radio issues since it released?

      • Simon Belmont

        The original Android 4.4 radio was actually pretty good, for me. Android 4.4.1 and Android 4.4.2 diminished the LTE reception and brought on the dreaded data drop outs.

        I guess you could say it’s had a radio issue for a while, though. Over six months.

        • yummy

          Data drops may be causative to battery drain

          • Simon Belmont

            It’s possible that they’re related. I will say that Android 4.4.3 mitigated the data drops a lot (they’re pretty rare now).

            But Android 4.4.3 also is what introduced the really inconsistent battery life I’ve been speaking of above. Hahaha.

    • Mr.BumScratcher

      I’ve been facing similar problems on my N7 hspa. My N5 seems to work fine though. Has 4.4.4 fixed the inconsistent battery life ?

    • Steven King

      I just went to 4.4.4. from 4.4.2. My GPS really started acting up. I then flashed the 4.4.1/4.4.2 radio and GPS improved immensely.