Recently we posted the tutorial about Nexus 5 being updated to Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat, and as I have mentioned earlier that the first chance is always given to Nexus series and then the Google Play Edition devices. So far we have covered the Nexus 5 and the second one that takes the lead is ASUS Nexus 7 2013, the 2012 version will receive the update too. But being the latest one among the two same versions is Nexus 7 2013, which will receive the update first whether it is through the manual installation or the OTA update. Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat was released a week ago, so receiving the update of OTA is still a little to early for the lower level regions, for such users installing the Official Image manually is the best thing and as always we are here to show you how.
But here are the things you need to consider before proceeding further:
- Your Device must be completely Stock.
- Bootloader Must be Unlocked.
- Double Check the Android Build your are running.
- Android SDK must be installed.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode
- Download and Install The USB Drivers
The method is involved in flashing ROMs, rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking of your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers which is ASUS 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.
Also See: Install Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat On Nexus 5
Also See: Install Android 4.4.3 Kit-Kat On Nexus 7
- Download Android 4.4.4 Factory Image (Wi-Fi Version)
- GSM will be updated soon.
- Download and extract all the files to Android SDK/Platform Tools.
- Switch Off your device.
- Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen –
- Once the Menu is loaded, connect your device with PC.
- From the Fastboot directory, run the following according to your OS:
- On Windows: Run the file “flash-all.bat”.
- On Mac: Run the file “flash-all.sh” using Terminal.
- On Linux: Run the file “flash-all.sh”.
- Once the process is done and update is installed. Highlight Reboot System now and Enjoy the Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat.