Today we’ll tell you about how to update Nexus 7 LTE to KitKat 4.4.3 (KTU84L) manually. Google’s flagship Nexus 7 is the most successful tablet innovation having Adreno 320 graphic unit, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and a 7 inches high-res gorilla glass display.
Here you’ll find 2 OTA files, one for the normal users and the other one for the Verizon SIM users. So choose your required file.
Android XDA will not be held responsible for lose/damage to your device before or after the updating process. Proceed at your own risk as updating the firmware manually may harm your device.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of your Storage, SMS, Call Logs, Contacts etc
- Download & Install USB Drivers
- Enable USB debugging.
- Install Android SDK on your Nexus 7
- Your device has Stock 4.4.2 build installed and un-rooted.
- Your device’s battery should be charged at least about 80% before starting the updating process.
Steps to Update Nexus 7 LTE to KitKat 4.4.3
Step No 1:- Download the OTA update packages for normal and Verizon users:
For Verizon SIM users: f0c2187ff1dba772cff3fa7f99f0e6bd38ecb62b.signed-razorg-KTU84L-from-KVT49L.f0c2187f.zip
Step No 2:- Now open the folder where you’ve downloaded the OTA zip file. Now launch the command prompt on your PC by going to START-> RUN -> Type cmd and hit enter.
Step No 3:- Boot your Nexus 7 into Recovery Mode and type the following command:
adb reboot recovery
Note: Do not close the command prompt window.
Step No 4:- Your Nexus 7 will be rebooted and a black warning screen will be displayed with the Android bot in the middle on the screen. Now press the Volume Up + Power buttons together for a few seconds until your screen start flashing. Now release the keys. It may take a while if you are doing this for the first time.
Step No 5:- Your device will now enter the Stock Recovery Mode, with Android system recovery <3e> text on the top of the screen.
Step No 6:- Here’s the time to connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable.
Step No 7:- Scroll using the Volume buttons and highlight apply update from ADB and select it using the Power button.
Step No 8:- Now you’ll need to type this command if you have downloaded the normal OTA zip file:
adb sideload cac1a204d3770a20fdce28f6ed3418fdd36abd5d.signed-razorg-KTU84L-from-KOT49H.cac1a204.zip
Enter the following command if you have downloaded the Verizon users OTA zip file:
adb sideload f0c2187ff1dba772cff3fa7f99f0e6bd38ecb62b.signed-razorg-KTU84L-from-KVT49L.f0c2187f.zip
Step No 9:- You’ll see the transfer progress on the command prompt window.
Step No 10:- Once the process has been successfully finished, choose Reboot System Now using the Power key.
Step No 11:- After rebooting your Nexus 7 LTE, you’ll get the updated KitKat 4.4.3 firmware.
Do let us know in the comments area below that how did you find the updated firmware.