Easy And Simple Nexus 7 Manual Upgrade To Android 4.4 KitKat: The Tutorial To Make Nexus Tablet A Stunner

To download the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS on your Nexus 7 Wifi tablets, make sure the following prerequisites are checked:

  • Get a backup of the data and keep it safe before starting the process.
  • Make sure there is at least 80% battery charge in the phone because the installation of Android 4.4 depletes the charge heavily
  • Download the USB drivers for the device on your PC and enable USB debugging on the tablet
  • Nexus 7 2013 version needs to run on Android 4.3 JSS15R (not rooted) while the 2012 version has to run on Android 4.3 JWR66Y (not rooted)

Follow the guidelines listed below to update Android 4.4 manually on your device:

  •  Download Android 4.4 KitKat OS for the Nexus 7 tablet depending on what model it is (2012 or 2013) to your PC
  • Using the USB cable, connect the device to the computer
  • Place the .zip file on your memory card and switch off the device
  • Go to the bootloader mode. To do so, hold the volume up, volume down and power buttons on the tablet simultaneously and you will be led to the Fastbook menu.
  • Go to “recovery mode” using the volume up and down keys, and then using the power button select it.
  • An exclamation mark appears on the screen. When it does, hold the power button down and follow it up by pressing the volume up button quickly. You will be led to the Recovery Mode menu
  • Click on “update from SD card” and then choose the zip file by clicking the power button to start the installation process.

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The Killer Google Nexus 7 Upgarde To Android 4.4 Kit Kat : What To Do Before The Update

Google has started the 4.4 Kitkat Android update roll out for the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 7. However, Google has some work to do before all the Nexus devices are updated with the KitKat versionGoogle has started the 4.4 Kitkat Android update roll out for the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 7. However, Google has some work to do before all the Nexus devices are updated with the KitKat version.

In the month of October, Google eventually launched the 4.4 KitKat update. The KitKat update was announced first in September, few days before the iOs 7 and the iPhone 5S was launched by tech giant Apple. Google waited for two complete months before deciding to confirm all the details of the 4.4 KitKat update to all the Android users. As it was expected, the KitKat update not just features many new exciting things but it will also be made available to many more devices in the near future.

Presently, Google has announced that the KitKat update software would be rolled out for the Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and even the Nexus 10. Google decided that it will not update the Galaxy Nexus with the KitKat update. This has surely left many of the owners disappointed and thousands even signed a petition and demanded the latest update. However, it is unlikely that Google will be rethinking about its decision for the Galaxy Nexus update.

It is much evident that Google has not considered the interests of the users owning the cellular version of the Google Nexus 7, at least for now. However, the company has mentioned that the firmware updates will be available soon for the cellular version.

While users of Nexus 7 with cellular data have got a smaller share of the pie as far as timing of the update is concerned, they do benefit from understanding how the upgrade process will play out. When the updates for Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 first debuted, the updates were found loitering on Google’s servers. This enables the users at bypassing the OTA update and instead, manually installing the software.

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