The Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablets have started receiving the official Android 4.4 update from Google. Many users have already installed it via OTA but if you are among the ones who are yet to receive it and can’t wait any longer, we have the OTA URLs through which you can download the update zip file and manually install it on your device. If you are rooted and have a custom recovery installed, you can directly flash the zip from the custom recovery itself. If you aren’t rooted, you can adb sideload the zip to run the latest OS on your device. The steps for both the methods are mentioned below. So go ahead, follow them and experience Android KitKat on your tablet.

Nexus 7 (2013)

Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.

Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 7 (2013):

Method 1 (via Custom Recovery):

Requirements:

Steps:

  1. Download the official Android 4.4 update zip file and copy it to the root of the internal storage of your tablet.
  2. Turn off the device and boot into bootloader mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Down, Volume Up and Power buttons. From there, boot into recovery.
  3. Now tap on “Install”, select the official Android 4.4 update zip file and perform “Swipe to Confirm Flash”.
  4. Reboot your device after the installation is complete.

Your Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet has been successfully updated to Android 4.4.

Method 2 (via ADB):

Requirements:

Steps:

  1. Download the official Android 4.4 update zip file to your computer.
  2. Restart your device and while it is booting up, press and hold the Volume Down button.
  3. You will now see the fastboot menu. Press the Volume Up button until you see Recovery and then enter it by pressing the Power button.
  4. An Android with a red exclamation point will now appear on the screen. Press Volume Up and Power buttons together and select “apply update from adb”.
  5. Connect your device to your computer via USB.
  6. Now go to the location where you downloaded the official Android 4.4 update zip file and open a command window there by pressing Shift button of the keyboard and Right Click button of your mouse.
  7. Type the following command:
    adb sideload f46dc0449c61d98306c7c40b7bebb3f3c66c9e37.signed-razorg-KRT16S-from-JLS36I.f46dc044.zip
  8. Wait for the update to be installed. After the installation is complete, reboot your device.

Your Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet has been successfully updated to Android 4.4.

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