Android 4.4 factory images for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 released despite no OTA updates
posted by Michael H. / Nov 14, 2013, 3:45 PM
Well, there's still no OTA update for the Nexus 4 or the mobile data enabled Nexus 7s, but Google has released the factory images of Android 4.4 for those devices. This means you can get the newest version of Android on one of those devices if you want, but you would have to be willing to wipe your data and start from scratch.
There are factory images for the Nexus 4, 2012 Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi and 3G), and 2013 Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi and LTE). There's no factory image for the Nexus 10 yet, but since the OTA is rolling out for that tablet, it shouldn't make much difference. Flashing your device back to stock is a bit more involved and has more potential for error than just running a manual update, so if you're really interested in flashing one of these factory images, you'll be able to find the instructions from multiple sources around the web.
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im sorry but that is not acceptable for nexus devices to be so delayed.
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 3:54 PM 7
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I may agree, but if we think a bit we realise that we hadn't any official announcement...so delayed from what :) only reference is the Nexus 5: in my country was available from 8 Nov. So one week after its release here
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 4:44 PM 2
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Google should inform people about actual update, and not fooling everyone around =\
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 4:04 PM 1
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Aren't you the same a$$ that just told me 2 chill out & asked me if I was dieing of cancer because I felt that Google mishandled this update? Your opinion seems to have done a 180 sometime in the last 2 hours
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 4:33 PM 3
Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011
They're having account syncing issues since 4.4, not the software itself, but with other devices through the Account Manager. Its even causing an error on Glass to pop up saying its not correctly synced, even though it is, I've gotten it a few times. All started after nexus 5 4.4 release. They might be trying to solve that before sending these out. Not 100% sure though
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 4:07 PM 1
Posts: 1290; Member since: Jun 20, 2012
Considering the incremental nature of 4.4, this is quite bad... I'd rather that they'd prepare reliable releases over longer time spans. Its not like 4.4 is soooo different from 4.3 that we couldn't wait...
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 4:40 PM 1
Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 30, 2013
I have been upset with google havinv such delays for my nexus updates... Still I have come to think we were simply spoiled in the past... Guess a couple weeks from first release aint that bad... They do have more and more devices to accomodate every year.... Last year there were only Galaxy nexus and nexus 7,10 and 4 to update... With play store devices and new itterations of nexus devices...
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 4:42 PM 0
Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013
Update to 4.4 (Kit Kat)??? I am scare and debating if I should upgrade to 4.4 or not. Why? Because I tried the new version of Google Maps, Google+, Google Search, Google Play Magazines and Google Earth and they screwed my phone (Nexus 4) so badly that the only way to make it work properly again was by uninstalling all those programs and going back to the old ones. So I am scare of upgrading to 4.4 and even of buying the new Nexus 5 because I know the vers 4.4 is going to automatically install the latest version of those programs. And the new version of those programs is so screwed that after installing them neither the Navigation (GPS), Maps, and not even the Internet (neither Google or Chrome) was working at all in my Nexus 4. (Everything started to work properly after I went back to the old version of them).
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 5:33 PM 0
Posts: 625; Member since: Nov 13, 2012
I recommend you to wait a couple days after the OTA, check some forums about the update running in Nexus 4 devices and then make a move. That's what I'm going to do, I don't wanna get an update to make my phone a bug nest.
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 7:23 PM 0
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Nexus 7 (2013)...no 4.4 yet
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 5:55 PM 0
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Seriously. Relax people. The just announced the update. Have some patients. The people at Google work their asses off to get you these updates as fast as they can. It's messed up that every time look at a article about their work it's followed by pages of complaints from ungrateful customers as if their not working as hard as they can. Have some respect. Programming is not a fast or easy job.
posted on Nov 14, 2013, 10:32 PM 1
Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2013
bloody hell you guys are flipping out over a few weeks? jesus, i didnt even complain that much waiting for updates in my damn droid bionic, honestly its not like your waiting 5 months to get a update people
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 12:33 AM 1
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