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: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/drivers
Factory images: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images
~cco3

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

Razor: http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_razor/67b84ced8f20849b2a679824d5d4de1006461631.signed-razor-KRT16S-from-KRT16O.67b84ced.zip

Nakasi: http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_nakasi/3aad414bf97cede8ecbc2027597e7f01bfe1ce47.signed-nakasi-KRT16S-from-KRT16O.3aad414b.zip

Manta: http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_mantaray/95106d222c42cc32027c32028ccfb1fb69f894da.signed-mantaray-KRT16S-from-KRT16O.95106d22.zip

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!

Source: Android Building (Google Groups).
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Ryan Attard
Ryan Attard
6 years ago

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.

Chris
Reply to  Ryan Attard
6 years ago

Don’t think so.

Ryan Attard
Ryan Attard
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

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

Chris
Reply to  Ryan Attard
6 years ago

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
Ryan Attard
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

will do then. thanks for the advice.

David Howard
David Howard
6 years ago

I am assuming this must be an abandoned web site.

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  David Howard
6 years ago

Why are you assuming that?

David Howard
David Howard
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
6 years ago

Because I have asked direct questions that have been ignored.

chris
chris
Reply to  David Howard
6 years ago

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.

David Howard
David Howard
6 years ago

Still no android 4.4.

David Howard
David Howard
6 years ago

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?

Chris
Reply to  David Howard
6 years ago

Download the factory image directly, and install that:

https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images#nakasi

Read the instructions carefully, or you’ll wipe your device.

Shane
Shane
6 years ago

Where did my comment go

shane
shane
Reply to  Shane
6 years ago

My N4 is updating to Kit kat as we speak

Shane
Shane
6 years ago

just got the OTA for n4

Jesus
Jesus
Reply to  Shane
6 years ago

r u in oz?

Shane
Shane
Reply to  Shane
6 years ago

yep Sydney

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
6 years ago

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

David Howard
David Howard
6 years ago

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

Nick
Nick
6 years ago

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.

Michael Scofield
Michael Scofield
6 years ago

why not tilapia Nexus 7 3G (2012)?

Justin Flynn
Justin Flynn
6 years ago

Still waiting for kk over here on 2012

Montalbert_Scott
Montalbert_Scott
6 years ago

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 😀 )

Clarence Tang
6 years ago

Is there a link to Nexus 4 OTA zip?

lobie81
lobie81
6 years ago

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
Dave
Reply to  lobie81
6 years ago

Bloody hope so!

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill
Reply to  lobie81
6 years ago

I’m still waiting too.

whispy_snippet
whispy_snippet
Reply to  Joshua Hill
6 years ago

Me too! I’ve been checking every day!

Steinbuggerz
Steinbuggerz
6 years ago

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

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
6 years ago

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
Jeffrey Atack
Reply to  Harpersneil
6 years ago

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

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  Jeffrey Atack
6 years ago

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
Jeffrey Atack
Reply to  Harpersneil
6 years ago

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
BDGE
Reply to  Harpersneil
6 years ago

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
Joshua Hill
Reply to  Harpersneil
6 years ago

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

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  Joshua Hill
6 years ago

Good to know, thanks for sharing. Jealous though!

Damon Lewis
Damon Lewis
6 years ago

Hopefully this makes the settings dual view on the Nexus 10