Android 4.4 OTA Update for 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 Is Live, Download & Flash it Manually

Two weeks after Google revealed the Nexus 5, the OTA update for the 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 is now live as promised by Google and it can be flashed to your device right now using a few ADB commands. The guide below should help you with that.

You can either go to Settings>About phone and check for OTA updates, If you had modified the device’s system, you might not receive any notification about the latest KRT16O Android 4.4 build for your device. In that case, you may want to flash the stock Android 4.3 factory image to your device to restore the system back or flash the update manually as given below.

Nexus 7 Android 4.4 Update 

Please note that this procedure will not wipe data on your device, however you may need to do a factory reset if you face any force close issues. Hence we recommend you to backup data on your device using our backup guide or use OBackup to create a Nandroid backup. The procedure also requires you to have the necessary USB drivers installed on your PC along with Android SDK. Also, it is not required to have a locked bootloader or an unrooted device to flash this update.

Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that might be caused to your device by this procedure. Proceed at your own risk.

Download the update zip file from Google or from here (Thanks to Android Police).

Steps to Flash Android 4.4 on Wi-Fi Nexus 7

  1. If you have a custom recovery on your phone, you can simply placed the downloaded zip to your device storage and flash it via recovery mode.
  2. If you have stock recovery, boot your phone into recovery mode using the command adb reboot recovery.
  3. Once your device is in recovery mode, re-connect your phone to PC using USB cable and select “Apply update from adb”.
  4. Enter the command adb sideload [name of zip file] (enter the name of the zip file with extension).
  5. You should see a progress bar on the device, once it is complete, reboot the system.

You should be good to go with Android 4.4 KitKat on your Nexus 7. If you face any issues, feel free to comment below.

via Android Police