Android 4.4 KitKat is finally available for download and as expected, Nexus devices are the first among all android devices to receive the update. Android 4.4 KitKat factory images are available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013 (both WiFi and LTE), Nexus 7 2012 (both WiFi and data), Nexus 10 and OTA (over-the-air) updates are available for Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10. Hit the jump to download Android 4.4 KitKat for Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 (factory images and OTA updates) from the direct download links.
Google has not yet posted Android 4.4 OTA update for Nexus 4 and the factory image of Nexus 4 doesn’t include the Google experience Launcher. You also don’t get access to Google Now by swiping in from the left of the display, and no new wallpapers or transparency are to be found on Nexus 4 running 4.4 KitKat. Google has stopped pushing Android updated for Galaxy Nexus. Factory images of Android 4.4 KitKat has a built number KRT16O.
Technically, there’s no difference in a factory image and OTA update. For those not familiar, factory image files restore your device back to 100% stock, wiping everything from your device. Factory images really come in handy for bricked devices or when you want to go back to stock experience, or looking to resell your device.
Download Android 4.4
Direct download links for Android 4.4 KitKat for both factory images and OTA (over-the-air) updates are posted below. There are separate 4.4 KitKat files for both WiFi and cellular Nexus 7 devices.
Complete Android 4.4 KitKat Stock images for your Nexus devices can be downloaded from the links below:
- Nexus 5 – 4.4 (KRT16M)
- Nexus 4 – 4.4 (KRT16O)
- Nexus 10 – 4.4 (KRT16O)
- Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi – 4.4 (KRT16O)
- Nexus 7 2013 Mobile – 4.4 (KRT16O)
- Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi – 4.4 (KRT16O)
- Nexus 7 2012 Mobile – 4.4 (KRT16O)
OTA (Over-The-Air) Updates
In order to update with these files, your device must be running stock Android 4.3. Android 4.4 OTA update is available for the following Nexus devices: