A few hours ago we saw how Google would deploy during today’s update via OTA for some models of the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 Android 4.4 (KitKat), an update that will progressively reach all these devices over the next few days.
If you have the new Nexus 7 WiFi (2013) and you don’t want to wait more to enjoy Android 4.4 you can install the update manually by following these steps:
How to upgrade manually
- Nexus 7 WiFi (2013): update Android 4.4 (KRT16O) from Android 4.3 (JSS15R)
To manually update we need to have the Android SDK and our Android device drivers installed and follow the steps. This process will leave the device updated to respecting our data since it is what I would do the OTA automatically.
- Download the update file.
- Save the zip file in the folder of Android SDK Platform-tools.
- Connect the device to the computer.
- Turn off the phone and turn it on at the same time hold volume up + volume down + Power to enter the bootloader.
- Enter the Recovery mode with the help of keys volume to change option and the Power button to access.
- When it appears an icon with an exclamation point press volume up + Power at the same time.
- Select apply update from adb.
- Write the command adb sideload next to the name of the update from the terminal or command prompt window from your computer.
ADB sideload 3a3951e8243c82bc01a620ab858f4454c8ebd65c.signed-razor-KRT16O-from-JSS15R.3a3951e8.zip
Once installed the update just have to restart the device.
For the Nexus 7 WiFi (2012) and Nexus 10 still not leaked update file. Surely do so in the coming hours. Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 LTE and 3G versions will be updated later.