[OTA Captured] Android 4.4.3 OTA Now Live for the Nexus 5!

[OTA Captured] Android 4.4.3 OTA Now Live for the Nexus 5!

Just yesterday, Google made the Android 4.4.3 factory images available for the current generation Google Nexus fleet. Then earlier today, the WiFi-only variant of the N7-2013 started receiving its incremental OTA. Now the update has arrived for the Nexus line’s latest flagship smartphone, the Google Nexus 5.

Naturally, today’s OTA comes in at the same KTU84M build number as we saw in yesterday’s factory image release. But naturally, the factory image could not be applied by users who hadn’t yet unlocked their bootloaders without wiping their /data partitions. But now thanks to this incremental OTA,users with locked bootloaders can update to Android 4.4.3 without having to wipe data by performing fastboot oem unlock. This can be done by entering the ADB Sideload functionality from your stock recovery and executing the command adb sideload [update file name].

If you haven’t unlocked your bootloader and have been waiting for the ADB Sideloadable OTA update, head over to this post in El Daddy’s stock OTA help desk thread.

[Many, many thanks to XDA Forum Moderator El Daddy for the heads up and Senior Member euqiddis for finding the filename!]

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of 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. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.