Earlier today, Google released the Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 7 2013 LTE. The incremental KitKat update was so far released for both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 and the LTE-enabled variant of the Nexus 7 2013.
The Nexus 7 2013 Android 4.4.1 update is being rolled out over-the-air and, for the time being, is available for download only for the owners of the LTE-enabled model. If you happen to own a WiFi-only Nexus 7 2013 you will still have to wait a few more days until the update is pushed to your device.
After you download and install the Android 4.4.1 update on your Nexus 7 2013 the firmware build number will be changed to KOT49E. The software update is rolled out in stages so if it didn’t hit your device already, you may have to wait a couple of days. Furthermore, in order to be able to install the Android 4.4.1 KOT49E update your Nexus 7 2013 must run Android 4.4 KRT16S.
In case the system update notification didn’t pop up on your tablet, you can check for it manually by heading to Settings > About tablet > System update > Check for updates.
You can as well download the ZIP file for the Android 4.4.1 KOT49E update for Nexus 7 2013 LTE from Google’s server and push it to your device using ADB sideload or, if you are rooted, from the custom recovery.
You should also know that the Android 4.4.1 KOT49E update will unroot your Nexus 7 2013, but it can be easily re-rotted by simply flashing the latest SuperSU version.
If you don’t know how to force the Android 4.4.1 OTA update on your device, you should stick with us because a tutorial that teaches you how to flash KOT49E on Nexus 7 2013 LTE will be available in the next few hours.
Did you guys received the Android 4.4.1 update on your Nexus 7 2013 LTE tablets? Did you spot any changes or improvements? Please let us know in the comments section below.