Nexus 4 owner who are just eager to get the latest and more powerful Google’s mobile operating system – the Android 4.4 KitKat update to roll out over-the-air will be happy to know about that the OTA download links are now available. For those who also don’t even have an unlocked bootloader, can now be able to perform updating their device. Users waiting anxiously for that OTA to appear, now they can go ahead and take advantage of the new features. How to guide will help you on manual updating and details as followed below will play their own role to the destiny.
The Nexus devices are promised a new update from the get-go, but often have to wait weeks or even months before they can actually being using it. LG Nexus 4 was expected to begin to see the recently released Android 4.4 KitKat, and many in ownership of the handset have already successfully sought ways to force an update. No, you can also do that by flashing the update by your phone’s recovery state.
Although XDA-Developers forum has got the manual install URLs for the aforementioned Android update, which can be installed (apply) through ADB sideload in recovery and there’s an update path for phones still on Jelly Bean. Those looking to jump on the update early have been flashing the Android 4.4 factory image? Then it’s going to be somewhat risky process. Google has also advised against forcing any kind of update to lesson the chances of encountering glitches with apps. Still there are riskier regarding to update the new release, surely take the risk. On their own, follow!
Only some Nexus 4 handsets are seeing the OTA right now, because Google is tricking it out in waves by setting percentage of devices eligible to pick-up the update, starting at one percent and gradually increasing to every handset. Until your device gets a green light, you won’t be seeing any OTA update on your Nexus 4 officially. Best part is sit tight and wait to get that notification on top!
Download the update? Thanks to the folks of XDA-Developers for the bunch of useful updates made available, with the most useful being the first factory image (KRT16O) that was made available but recently replaced by a new version (KRT16S). “KRT16S from JWR66Y” update, designed specifically for those wishing to install KitKat over the older Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Once you’ve downloaded the update which you want, along with the Android SDK – follow the guide on how to set up Android ADB and Fastboot on Windows – applying the update is pretty easy. Find the complete and relevant details at the source link here. (Source: XDA-Developers forum thread)
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