Thursday , March 30 2017

Google Pushing out Android 4.4 KitKat Build KRT16S – Minor Bug Fix

It appears that Google is doing some behind the scenes magic, pushing out an OTA update to all Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners. Having run this on one of our Nexus 7 (2013)’s just now, we can confirm the update is small — only 3.4MB for the Nexus 7 (2013) — so the size for other devices is probably about the same, but we can’t be sure.

On the post on Android Building, Google advises:

The source code for a bugfix build (KRT16S) is being pushed to
kitkat-release and will be tagged as android-4.4_r1.2. This release
is for Android 4.4 KitKat available for Nexus 7
(deb/flo/grouper/tilapia), Nexus 4, and Nexus 10.

Additionally, proprietary binaries and factory images will be made
available shortly.
Proprietary binaries:
Factory images:

If you’re after the OTA files directly (e.g. to pull apart, flash manually, or what have you) here they are:




This update is small and being pushed out very quickly, but only for Nexus 4, 7 and 10 — the Nexus 5 isn’t receiving this update at the moment. We don’t really know what the update is supposed to be fixing, though I’m sure someone will go through the AOSP code at some point and figure out what it fixes. If you’ve received the update and can share with us any new things you’ve found, please leave a comment below!

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Source: Android Building (Google Groups).

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  • Damon Lewis

    Hopefully this makes the settings dual view on the Nexus 10

  • Harpersneil

    I don’t want to detract from the subject of this article, but I haven’t even received the update on my N4 or N7 2013!

    • Jeffrey Atack

      Nope…gave up and flashed both this morning…and now again

      • Harpersneil

        Excuse my ignorance, but does sideloading updates risk you receiving later OTA updates? I feel comfortable enough doing it (even if I shouldn’t have to!), but I don’t want to have to do it for every update down the road.

        • Jeffrey Atack

          I’m no expert, but I don’t think so. It’s only if you replace the stock ROM with a custom one that you don’t get OTA’s (though you may get them for the custom ROM)

        • BDGE

          No. I side loaded on both my 10 and 7, and received the OTA bug fix update today. It looks like the new version will be one everybody will be receiving OTA. I guess the early adopters who sideloaded were bug testing for Google

    • Joshua Hill

      Yes but only for my original N7. Still waiting for it on my N7N7 (2013).

      • Harpersneil

        Good to know, thanks for sharing. Jealous though!

  • Steinbuggerz

    1.4mb on my Nexus 7 2012. Just upgraded, seemed to fix some of the audio bugs

  • lobie81

    This is interesting considering kk has hardly been pushed out to any 4s or 7s world wide OTA. Maybe Google will actually start pushing kk out now that they’ve completed this patch…

    • Dave

      Bloody hope so!

    • Joshua Hill

      I’m still waiting too.

      • whispy_snippet

        Me too! I’ve been checking every day!

  • Is there a link to Nexus 4 OTA zip?

  • Montalbert_Scott

    interesting there is a new bootloader for the nexus 7 (2013) as well…. applying to the kids’ nexus 7 (2013) now (yes they got them thanks to kitkat 😀 )

  • Justin Flynn

    Still waiting for kk over here on 2012

  • Michael Scofield

    why not tilapia Nexus 7 3G (2012)?

  • Nick

    It’s funny after eagerly waiting (forever) for 4.4 update OTA. I manually flashed the factory image but this update took no time in landing OTA on my Nexus 7 2013.

  • David Howard

    My nexus 7 4.4 OTA arrived but didn’t install properly what do I do now?

  • Harpersneil

    N7 2013 OTA update arrived this morning. Shocked not to see GEL on it… downloaded and installed instead and it runs perfectly.

  • Shane

    just got the OTA for n4

    • Jesus

      r u in oz?

    • Shane

      yep Sydney

  • Shane

    Where did my comment go

    • shane

      My N4 is updating to Kit kat as we speak

  • David Howard

    My OTA 4.4 didn’t install, so does anyone know if Google will push another OTA my way. This is for my Nexus 7 2012. So what am I supposed to do – does anyone actually know?

  • David Howard

    Still no android 4.4.

  • David Howard

    I am assuming this must be an abandoned web site.

    • Why are you assuming that?

      • David Howard

        Because I have asked direct questions that have been ignored.

        • chris

          What do you think this website has been setup to help you ? it is a news website not your help system. maybe if you talk to Google you will get an answer, any good will from others on here to assist you just flew out the windows with your stupid post.

  • Ryan Attard

    Has anyone experienced the camera not loading on nexus 7 (2nd gen) at any time? Tried reloading, it was working before the 4.4 update.

    • Don’t think so.

      • Ryan Attard

        Thanks. So i better go to the shop and tell him to change it for me. That is the only option I think.

        • I’d be taking it in, yep. If the camera isn’t working and it’s still covered by warranty, you should be able to ask for a replacement.

          • Ryan Attard

            will do then. thanks for the advice.

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