How To Update Nexus 7 2013 to Android 4.4.1 KOT49E and Root and Install Custom Recovery.


Android 4.4 Kit-Kat has been released only weeks ago and now its next update is already in users hand. If you have already updated your Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 Kit-Kat, now it’s time to update it to the next level. Android 4.4.1 KOT49E has been released for Nexus 7 and you can install it on your device using our tutorial below, since you have already rooted your device on Android 4.4, So, we have also prepared a Tutorial on Rooting and installing Custom Recovery on your Nexus 7 once it is updated to Android 4.4.1. If you have ever installed a Factory image on your Nexus device then this might not be very difficult for you, Otherwise pay more attention towards the tutorial.


This is an OTA update not a full Firmware, so your Nexus 7 must be running Android 4.4 Kit-Kat KRT160 Official Firmware before installing this ROM, or you can always install the factory image of Android 4.4.1 Kit-Kat, which does not require any sort of above mentioned restrictions. In this Article,  we will show you How To Update Nexus 7 To Android 4.4.1 KOT49E Official Firmware. But before we begin, Make sure that you have battery charged over 60 % and have backed up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages.It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to back up all your important data.


The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device,and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers which is Samsung in our case. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Important things:

How To Update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4.1 KOT49E.

Installation Process: (For Non-Rooted Users)

  • Download Android 4.4.1 for Nexus 7 on your PC, if you haven’t already, using the appropriate link below depending which model you have. Rename it to
  1. For users with Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi): Download OTA here!
  2. For users with Nexus 7 2013 (LTE): Download OTA here!
  • Connect Nexus 7 to PC.
  • Copy and Paste the downloaded file to the root of your sd card.
  • Disconnect the cable.
  • Turn Off your tablet.
  • Now go to Bootloader mode, Press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons till you see some text on-screen.
  • Choose Recovery from Bootloader. You will get an Exclamation mark, press and Hold Volume Up + Volume Down to get into recovery
  • Select Update form Sdcard.
  • Select the file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  • Wait for the process to over.

The Device will reboot, Voila! your Nexus 7 has been updated to Android 4.4.1 KOT49E , Wait for at least 5-minutes for the first run.

How To Root and Install Custom Recovery on Nexus 7 Running Android 4.4.1 KOT49E.

  • Make sure that Fastbboot/ADB is configured on PC. How? How to Install Android Adb & Fastboot Drivers on Your Windows PC [Guide].
  • Download SuperSU v1.80 ( and copy it to your sdcard on your Nexus 7 tablet.
  • Download CWM Recovery or download TWRP and copy/paste it in the Fastboot Folder.
  • Turn Off your Tablet.
  • Now go to Bootloader mode, Press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons till you see some text on-screen.
  • Open Command Prompt in Fastboot folder, Press and hold Shift Key + Right Click anywhere in the folder and click ‘Open Command Window here’.
  • Type in the following command in cmd: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clock-work-touch-
  • Once done, choose Recovery from Bootloader.
  • Navigate to ‘Install zip from sd card’ then select ‘choose zip from sd card’.
  • Select the Update SuperSu file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  • Wait for the process to over.
  • Navigate to ‘++++++++Go Back‘ then select “reboot system now’.

That’s all your Nexus 7 running Android 4.4.1 Kit-Kat is now rooted, check the Super SU or Download any Root Checker app to verify.