Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 KitKat OTA Update Now Available for Installation

Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 KitKat OTA Update Now Available for Installation

Google Nexus 5 has received the official Android 4.4.3 KitKat official OTA Update. Wait for the notification to arrive on your device and then confirm download for the download to complete.

The brand new Android 4.4.3 has the firmware version set to KTU84M and it is mostly adding bug fixes, security tweaks and a more stable KitKat environment.

This new firmware has already been released for the Google Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi model. The other Nexus models can be updated using factory images, but as you know that process will wipe all the data that is stored on your Nexus phone / tablet.

Android 4.4.3 KitKat for Google Nexus 5 adds a revamped dialer app which now displays cards for each contact in the favorite list, the dialer with new colors, new more colored icons instead of blank image contacts. The 4.4.3 Dialer might be the biggest change added to this new KitKat Update while the rest of the changes consist of fixes and tweaks for already existing functions.

When the update arrives as OTA for your phone you can simply click on the notification panel and the the Nexus 5 will guide you through the rest of the process. Note that you will have to be on a stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware for this new update to be sent for your phone.

You can also choose to use the Settings> About Phone> System Updates menu. Click the ‘Check Now’ button and see if there are any new firmware updates available.

Users of Google Nexus 5 that don’t wait to wait until the official update to arrive can use the KTU84M firmware zip file and flash it over the Android 4.4.2 KOT49H OS version. Download the Android 4.4.3 KitKat KTU84M update zip from here.

The new firmware zip file can be installed using the ‘adb sideload’ process. Make sure to check back this post in a couple of hours, as we will post a full working guide that you can use in order to install the official KTU49H Kitkat 4.4.3 build over the KOT49H Android 4.4.2 KitKat version.

Learn using our tutorial here how to update your phone with the new Android 4.4.3 firmware.

If the update has already been pushed to your region and you managed to install it on your Nexus 5, then you should tell us in comments how’s the smartphone working with it and if you found any bugs while testing it.

The Android 4.4.3 update was initially released for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013, soon followed by devices like Motorola Moto E, Moto G, or T-Mobile Moto X, along with Google Play Edition Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One M7, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

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  • Ver

    I just got 4.4.3 OTA for the Nexus 5 in Switzerland :)

  • rohit

    Install manually.
    No I think there is no need of computer or USB cable…. you can install android 4.4.3 update manually in this way…..
    1. Download android 4.4.3 (KTU84M) zip package.
    2. No need to unzip this file.
    3. Install nexus update checker from Google play store…its free.
    4. Open nexus update checker .its will automatically detects your zip file and show you to update your android.
    5. Click on install.
    6. Now your phone will restart and start updating.
    7. Wait for a couple of minutes while android is updating.
    8. Done!!!….enjoy..
    9. Thanks…:))

    • Birk BInnard

      This procedure did not work for me. I DL’d the 4.4.3 file but the Android Update Checker said I had to grant Root Access. It also said I needed to download the file (again) so I did that. But it again said I needed to grant Root Access and there was no way to do that. (Yes, I do know what Root Access means and my Nexus5 is not rooted.

      I looked in the phone’s DoOwnload directory and there are actually 2 different files there – a ZIP file (92.17 MB) and a TAR file (441.87 MB) which I have deleted since they serve no purpose for me.

  • Parswanath

    Will my data like photos, contacts, apps all will get deleted?

  • Vamshi Krishna Naidu

    4.4.3 on My Nexus 5 in India. Battery comsumption is certainly improved. Been Using from past 12 Hrs. Still @ 65%. All Games.

  • abhi

    After upgrade to 4.4.3 in India, the phone is not connecting to H+, only to H.
    Speeds dont go more that 3Mbps with this.

  • melcw

    Still waiting to get the update. Husbands Nexus 4 got it two days ago…tick tock….

  • Alex Pilaia

    Still awaiting Android 4.4.3 On My Nexus 5. One thing Apple is on the ball with that
    Google needs to catch up on: Time it takes from announcement to install
    on our devices. Apple – 1 day. Google – Up to 2 weeks.. Ugh…