upgrade Nexus 7 to Android 4.4

upgrade Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 I’ve bee so impressed with Android Kit-Kat on the Nexus 4 today that I’ve decided to upgrade my Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 before the OTA udgrade is available. Here’s a link to all of the factory images for Nexus devices… this is one of the selling points of having a Nexus:) This time I fooowed the below guide, gracious to Talk Android

  • Power off your nakasi Nexus 7, and power back on by holding the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons while it boots.
  • The fastboot menu should appear and you should see “Start” in the top right. Press Volume Up till it changes to “Recovery.” Press the Power button to select it.
  • You will see an Android with a red exclamation point icon, press Volume Up and the Power button at the same time.
  • You will get a new menu and you can navigate to “apply update from adb.”
  • Now it’s time to connect your nakasi Nexus 7 to your computer via a USB cable
  • Open the command prompt in Windows (cmd in Windows, regular shell in Linux and Mac) and navigate to the directory that the Zip file is located in.
    • Type: adb sideload 13088e35942c77e4752aa1fdf51d54472509b941.signed-nakasi-KRT16O-from-JWR66Y.13088e35.zip
  • The update will install and reach 100%.
  • Reboot and enjoy Android 4.4

rooting for Nexus

The 4.3 Android upgrade de-rooted my devices, no worries play time 🙂

My only disappointment was that I couldn’t get this to work from linux, which I found ironic as I needed root access to install Debian on my toys via Li’ Debi

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If you do you use it, please donate a little something to the dev

Roots all gone, as always, without glitch, Debian installed, off to see what I can do with it 🙂