Will Verduzco · Dec 5, 2013 at 04:30 pm

UPDATED: Android 4.4.1 Update for the Google Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2013 LTE) Now Live, OTAs Captured

Just two days ago, we talked about how Android 4.4.1 was undergoing internal testing at Google. Then earlier today, we received word of some of the new camera improvements that would be coming with the latest version.

Now, the official Android 4.4.1 OTA has started making its way to the Google Nexus 5 in the form of an incremental OTA update. The incremental OTA takes you from the previous Android 4.4 (KRT16M) build to Android 4.4.1 (KOT49E).

Naturally, the OTA will be rolling out over the course of the next few days or weeks, so don’t be alarmed if it hasn’t yet shown up on your Nexus 5. However, those tired of waiting can get cracking a bit early by manually downloading the incremental OTA update directly from Google’s Update Servers. Once downloaded, reboot your device to stock recovery and execute the adb sideload [OTA filename] command to get started.

Naturally, your device must be stock and with stock recovery for this incremental OTA to work. The update is still not yet live on the Nexus Factory Images page, but we can’t imagine that it will be too long before the full factory image is posted there as well.

For those of you who have already updated (either manually or via official OTA), how do you like the improved camera performance? Does the camera now live up to your expectations? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Update: Apparently, the update for the Google Nexus 4 is also rolling out! You can manually download the OTA for the Nexus 4 directly from Google’s Update Servers. Installing this is the same as with the Nexus 5. Once downloaded, reboot your device to stock recovery and execute the adb sideload [OTA filename] command to get started.

Update 2: The update for the LTE version of the Nexus 7 (2013) is now live as well. Grab the update directly from Google’s Update Servers.

Update 3: For ease of access, here are the updates that have rolled out thus far:

[Many thanks to reader max4wdc for letting us know about the Nexus 4 OTA!]


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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