The official Android 4.4.3 KitKat OTA Update is now rolling out for all the Google Nexus 7 Wi-Fi 2013 tablets.
Keep an eye on your device’s notification panel as the new firmware update should reach your tablet soon.
If the Official KitKat 4.4.3 OTA Update doesn’t arrive today and you don’t want to wait until it reaches your region, then you can use the 4.4.3 KTU84L OTA.zip file and flash it using ADB sideload. More info about this can be found in our own guide, check it several lines further down.
Android 4.4.3 KitKat KTU84L isn’t a major update as it only consists of bug fixes and tweaks added to the overall UI of your device. The only major change we’ve spotted might be the redesigned Dialer.
Other changes that will be added by this new build are as following: Power Manager display wakelock fix, bluetooth fixes, random reboot fixed, frequent data connection dropout fix, camera crashes eliminated, fixed camera focus in normal and HDR modes, USB Debugging security patched up, app shortcuts security fixed, camera tweaks, MMS, Email Exchange, People Dialer Contacts, Calendar, DSP, VPN and IPv6 fixes, data usage graph fixed, internet telphony fix, FCC compliance fix, missed call LED fix and others more.
Android 4.4.3 KitKat new update was first made available for Android Open Source Project developers and as Factory Images. You can still update any Nexus device with the factory image files, but that will require an unlocked bootloader and you will lose all the data that is stored on your tablet.
Since the update via Factory Image might not be something that all users will want to try, then they can still flash the official firmware using the 4.4.3 KTU84L OTA.zip file. We will post a tutorial later today explaining which steps you should take in order to successfully flash the update.
Use this guide here if you want to learn how to manually install the new firmware update for your Google Nexus 7 Wi-Fi 2013 Edition tablet. Note that the guide works with both Stock and Custom Recoveries, but it won’t work with custom ROMs.
Note that in case you decide to use the KitKat 4.4.3 Update zip file then your Google Nexus 7 has to be running the stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware version KOT49H.
In case you don’t want to try the advanced updating process, then you can always choose to wait until Google releases the official Kitkat 4.4.3 OTA Update to your region. When that happens simply open the Notification panel of your Nexus 7 Wi-Fi 2013, confirm download and the tablet will take care of the rest of the process.