The Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi version tablet is the last among the current breed of Nexus devices to receive the Android 4.4.1 update from Google. The update introduces transparency on the lockscreen, fixes few icons in the status bar and replaces the Gallery option in the camera app with Photos. The update is being made available to devices in staged rollouts via OTA. If you haven’t received it yet and are eager to try out the new update, you can manually install it as the OTA link of the update has been captured. The installation can be done by either of the two methods mentioned below depending on whether your Nexus 7 is rooted or not.

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 4.4.1 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 4.4.1 update zip file and perform “Swipe to Confirm Flash”.
  4. Reboot your device after the installation is complete.

Your Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi version tablet has been successfully updated to Android 4.4.1.

Method 2 (via ADB):

Requirements:

Steps:

  1. Download the official Android 4.4.1 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 4.4.1 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 90745e15d8902605382c39b6a39a51b5dd8ff170.signed-razor-KOT49E-from-KRT16S.90745e15.zip
  8. The update will now be installed. After the installation is completed, reboot your device.

Your Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi version tablet has been successfully updated to Android 4.4.1.

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