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Nexus 4 KitKat update released, 240 MB OTA takes you from Android 4.3 to 4.4

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Nexus 4 KitKat update released, 240 MB OTA takes you from Android 4.3 to 4.4
Nexus 4 owners, rejoice, as the over-the-air Android 4.4 KitKat is hitting your handsets as we speak, about three weeks after Google promised that the KitKat update for its 2012 value-for-money king is "coming soon".

Soon it is indeed, and the update will bring the new launcher, which is actually the improved Google Search app, a lot of changes under the hood to accommodate low-end devices, which won't concern you as your Nexus 4 is still in the midrange category, as well as a number of other improvements you can read about in our Android 4.4 KitKat new features roundup. 

The KRT16S update is about 240 MB, and a small one might follow after that that will be ironing out any additional bugs left.

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posted on 20 Nov 2013, 01:43 1

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5515; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Progress. Now all that needs to happen (for me) is for KK to drop for the Droid Maxx.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 02:59 1

5. JC557 (Posts: 817; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Which probably won't be too long after the Moto X if Motorola keeps it up.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 05:15

9. rf1975 (Posts: 237; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Got my Nexus 7 LTE, waiting for KK update. If Google enable calling feature (like on TAB 2 P5100) can be happy with my purchase. Otherwise it will be a waste of money.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 06:35 1

11. apple4never (Posts: 911; Member since: 08 May 2013)


ive got the friggin wifi version of the fhd n7 and still no update

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 02:03

2. hmd74 (Posts: 256; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


The image was krt16O and this one is krt16s...what's the difference?!?

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 04:04

7. sss_ddk (Posts: 59; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


The image was updated to this newer one. No changelog has been published (to my knowledge)

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 02:13 2

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2274; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great...

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 02:32

4. tech2 (Posts: 1731; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Finally ! I was started to think my Moto G would get the 4.4 update before Nexus 4 :D

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 03:17 2

6. bagou01 (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Nov 2013)


All of you saying "finally" or "great" or ... have you received it?
because last time google announced a rollout was one week ago and still nothing for almost everyone.... example, I still haven't even received it for my N7...

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 05:01

8. saenaedewe (Posts: 61; Member since: 01 May 2013)


My N7 (2012) also have not received the 4.4 update... I am in Indonesia...

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 05:30

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Nexus 7, got mine

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 11:36

15. zombiewolf115 (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)


i believe what they did was pull the update and then start to release this newer version of kitkat to clean up some minor bugs

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 07:15

12. hossamaltarawneh (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


nexus 4 up here , nothing yet :/

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 07:47 3

13. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Your all going to love 4.4 I thought with it being incremental that i wouldn't really notice too much from 4.3 (4.2 to 4.3 didn't yield too much imo).....man was i wrong. Flashed 4.4 on my DNA 2 days ago, its BEAUTIFUL! If you haven't seen it in person yet, just wait =)

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 12:56

17. Izoe (Posts: 103; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


I agree with you, got the nexus 5 and was really impressed with the look and function of the interface. Only wish they also upgraded the interface of the home screen of the nexus 7, almost thought I bungled the update because it looked exactly the same, until i noticed some icons had changed e.g camera

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 12:31

16. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


I'm growing impatient waiting for my n4 update. how does apple have such a quick and easy rollout while my nexus products are struggling?

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 13:26

18. RohanM (Posts: 119; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


I already flashed previous factory image that was krt16O so will I get OTA for this new one now or I have to again flash new factory image ?

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 13:40

19. 1701nino (Posts: 227; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


This is exactly my issue,i flashed factory image krt16O on my N4 and after that i locked m bootloader again, will i get my next update OTA???
Thanx for posting this question.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 02:16

22. 1701nino (Posts: 227; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I read on androidcentral forums that we will get a small update 2-3 mb.

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 16:32

23. 1701nino (Posts: 227; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Just got an 9mb update to krt16S after i flashed the factory image a couple of days ago.
There you go.

posted on 20 Nov 2013, 17:19

20. Professor (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


My Nexus 4 is currently using ver 4.2.1 (due to having LTE activated). It shows in the front that it has ver.4.2.2 downloaded but not installed. I have not installed it because if I install ver. 4.2.2 it probably will disable or turn-off the LTE... Since 4.3 has to be installed prior to be able to upgrade to ver 4.4 Kit Kat. Do that means that I cannot upgrade to ver 4.4?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 02:15 1

21. 1701nino (Posts: 227; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


You have to upgrade version by version OTA,or you can flash the factory image straight from google and have the latest version(but it's a bit complicated)

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 20:17

24. Professor (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I did it. Right now I have it working with ver
4.3 waiting for 4.4

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 16:16

25. Professor (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I finally received & installed ver 4.4 (Kit Kat) in my Nexus 4 today!!!

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 01:57

26. bagou01 (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Nov 2013)


received it yesterday evening in belgium, but no performance improvements

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