Android 4.4.3 update now coming OTA to your Nexus device

Android 4.4.3 update now coming OTA to your Nexus device
Earlier this morning, we told you that Google had loaded the Android 4.4.3 factory images for the Nexus line up. This means that if your Nexus 5 got screwed up while you were modifying it, you can tap your heels three times, load the factory image for Android 4.4.3, and say that there is no place like home. As we pointed out this morning, the update required fastboot setup to install. But that was then, and this is now, and the Android 4.4.3 update is beginning to rollout OTA to a couple of stock Android devices.

The Nexus 5 and the Wi-Fi only version of the Nexus 7 (2013) slate are on the receiving ends of the update. The former is receiving the KTU84M build while the Nexus 7 (2013) is receiving KTU84L. You need to be using stock Android to grab Android 4.4.3. Since the update is sent out on a staggered basis, be patient. If it doesn't come today or tomorrow, don't panic. It will eventually arrive.

And for those with other Nexus models or Google Play edition devices, you should soon be receiving the Android 4.4.3 update. The hot new feature is the dialer for handsets, although the update does exterminate a bug that was messing with the battery and the camera on the Nexus 5.

source: XDA via AndroidCentral

Related phones

Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)
Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3950 mAh



1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

for all others.. Dec 2014

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Except for the Moto X which got it today.

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That is a soak test...

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

And Motorola's soak tests are for testing final software. They're receiving the same software that will be released to the public in a couple days.

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

My nexus 5 is ready.....bring it on

6. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Don't really know why this is a problem for you. Android market share continues to climb so it's not a problem for Android users like you iFans make it out to be.

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Let's not forget the iPhone 6 which gets it September 2014. It even includes the latest iOS 8 launcher.

2. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Got mine yesterday afternoon on my Nexus 10 thru OTA. SuperSU Pro with survival mode checked worked for me without issues on OTA retaining root access on 4.4.3 from 4.4.2.

4. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

What About Galaxy Note 3 Verizon. . Maybe next year.?! Just like 4.4.2 we got it after like 6 months.

7. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Better than any other manufactures update times

8. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014


14. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I know you are "just kidding", but 0.0.X version upgrades historically have not received new version names. It's either point updates (3.0 to 4.0), or 0.X upgrades that are given a new tasty treat name.

18. _X.ET

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

aha, ~~~that's funny.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Been running it must of day, no issues found on mine.

13. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Someone tell me how to update without losing root, or re-root after update without losing data?

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

It depends on what you are running on your device now. If you are stock, and just rooted, with the stock recovery (not TWRP, or CWM), you can probably flash the update file. Sometimes you have to re-root (flashing super su), sometimes not. You should research your specific device (you don't mention what you have) on how to do this. If you are running a custom rom, such as CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, etc, you do nothing with this update, and wait for your rom maker to add the 4.4.3 updates into their ROMs. If you don't understand what I have said in my post, you should do plenty of reading about root, and then proceed once you are sure you understand everything.

16. _X.ET

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

i just have updated my nexus 10, it seems no different than before...

17. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This update actually really improved the battery life on my Nexus 5...

19. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Updated my GNex 5 yesterday, so far working fine with a slight improvement in battery life.

20. mijailgm88

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

My Nexus 5 says that there os no SU Binary installed , a friend clicked the update to 4.4.3 and now it doesn't have root..still I installed an app that says it can't work with rooted phones.. How can I re root it without erasing all my data?? Thanks in advance for your support

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