Android 4.4.3 factory images released for Nexus models

Android 4.4.3 factory images released for Nexus models
For those whose Nexus device needs to find its way home, Google has released the Android 4.4.3 factory image for the Nexus 5Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. The release for the Nexus 7 (2013) does not include the version of the tablet that supports LTE. The factory image helps return a hacked and modded device back to factory conditions, in this case, with the Android 4.4.3 build of Google's open source OS running the show.

These files range from 440MB to 465MB and will require fastboot set up to install. The major change to the OS can be found in the dialer app, with new color accents and a card-based process for speed dialing. Other improvements include one related to CPU usage and the Nexus 5 camera. A previous update to Skype triggers heavy CPU usage when the camera app on the Nexus 5 is opened. This leads to a severe drain on the battery, and the inability of  the user to actually use the snapper.

Those who would rather wait for the OTA update can choose to do so, as long as their patience holds out. Otherwise, click on the sourcelink if you want to use the new factory images.


source: FactoryImages via AndroidCentral

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22 Comments

1. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

iOS 8 still better than 4.4.3 (trolling) :D:D:D:D

3. albakri10

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

good dreaming :)

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Truth isn't trolling.

14. express77 unregistered

Lie is.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It being isn't a lie. Subjectively some people do prefer iOS.

21. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Some prefer Wp over iOS and some prefer Android over WP etc.. Its mostly personal choice.. Tbh its great that iOS is getting these features that android already had and yes it might be halfway copying. But honestly a phone with all features and copied or a phone with no features and no copied.. what would any of you prefer?.

2. albakri10

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

good dreaming :)

4. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Still no support for 3rd party apps to access the SD card

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Yep... these days it is a MUST to root your phone, Google is slowly strangling its users with these stupid restrictions.

8. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

WP is bringing in File manager and Android has made the file manager obsolete. IOS is opening up with widgets and gives you the option to control the apps that can access your location, but not on Android. Google started off good, but I dont see it to be the same down the road.

12. dr.c33

Posts: 19; Member since: May 31, 2014

Android made the file manager obsolete? How? Yes it is quite unorganized, but the good file managers on Android are still the most potent apps out there with options to compress files and etc. The only things that Android lacks are UI fluidity and consistency. And for people who complain about how Android still does not allow users to install apps on SD card...please.... you guys don't realize that it's a feature that existed in 2.3 but they took it away for 4.0 (unsure about 3.0 cus i never used it). And on WP8.1, I think it's awesome that apps can be installed on the SD card. The downside is that media cannot be transferred via the SD card because everytime you insert your SD card into your WP8.1 device, it will me reformatted (aka wiped). This is to prevent piracy of apps. It kinda makes sense... it would be better if ONLY the app files are wiped though...

13. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Have you used Android 4.4.2? Am not talking about installing apps on SD card, but about file management on SD card.ie copy, rename files etc.

5. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I am waiting for it

7. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

I hope they fix the speed and stability. Running 4.4 on my Nexus 7 (2012) is embarrassing when there is an iPad in the room. And the battery drain is horrible - 1 day in standby. I wish Google would learn to copy iOS's speed and stability. Kitkat is pathetic so far.

9. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

I have it on two different 2012 Nexus 7's and it works just fine. Ever think that your device is just aging? It has been out for going on two years now, and if you try to use an iPhone 4S from 2012 it's just pathetic. iOS is no posterchild for releases on old devices, each incremental upgrade they release for it makes their older phones worse.

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Yeah, but we are talking about tablets.

20. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

There is a big difference between iOS on a 3 year old phone and Android on a 2 year old tablet.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

2012 7 is a dog by 2013 standards never mind now. Quite a difference between it an 2013 7 model which made older ones at my house least used. Tegra feels bleh to me, S4 is no speed demon, but is fluent throughout.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Heck yeah, now I've four phones an three tablets to update today, woot.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Found flashable zips, downloading.

19. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

where can i download the factory image files for GPe devices?

24. ZombieHunter

Posts: 260; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Just hit my software update on my Nexus 5 and boom, there was 4.4.3, waiting to download.

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