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Google Rolls Out Android 4.4.2 for Nexuses, OTAs Captured
Google likes surprises—we all know that. Four days after releasing the Android 4.4.1, they decided to push out Android 4.4.2, which is a bugfix release of a bugfix release. It’s probably one of the fastest releases in the history of the company.
A full list of improvements is still unknown, and hopefully we will notice what has been changed when the source comes out. Thanks to Sprint’s community moderator 4Social, we know that build KOT49H brings the following improvements:
- Fix for clearing the VM Indicator
- Fix for delivery of the VM Indicator
- Various additional software fixes
- Security enhancements
The OTA should be rolled out within next few days to all supported Nexus devices. Some of the packages are already available to download from Google servers. All you need to do is to execute the command adb sideload [file name] to flash it to your device.
2012 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi
- 4.4 -> 4.4.2: nakasi KOT49H from KRT16S
2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi
- 4.4.1 -> 4.4.2: razor KOT49H from KOT49E
2013 Nexus 7 LTE
- 4.4 -> 4.4.2: razorg KOT49H from KRT16S
- 4.4.1 -> 4.4.2: mantaray KOT49H from KOT49E
The links for other devices should pop out soon, as well as factory images and proprietary blobs to download.
If you get the update, let us know in the comments below what you think about this release and if the changes mentioned above live up your expectations.
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