Google officially released Android 4.4.3 yesterday in the form of factory images and binaries for its Nexus line of devices. The latest update to the Android OS brings about security enhancements and various bug fixes. And the Nexus 7 (2013) Wi-Fi only version tab is the first device to get it via OTA. As it may take some, or in few instances, a lot of time for the update to appear via OTA for each user, we have mentioned below the steps of installing the update manually. Follow them and get up and running with the latest Android OS on your device.

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 4.4.3 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 4.4.3 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 4.4.3.

Method 2 (via ADB):

Requirements:

Steps:

  1. Download the official Android 4.4.3 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 4.4.3 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 code:
    adb sideload df43279bcf6bb6a0ae403249c3e6f314d0a7eb77.signed-razor-KTU84L-from-KOT49H.df43279b.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 4.4.3.

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