This tutorial will help you apply an official Android update for your Google Nexus 10 tablet. Use this tutorial if you’re a beginner and you’re looking for an easy way to learn about new updates and how to apply them for your favorite device.
Google continues to release new updates for its tablets and, with every single new Android version that gets released there are more and more users who don’t know how to apply such them easily without looking for help from more advanced users. This post will teach them that it is extremely easy to flash such updates using only several buttons and options.
Google Nexus 10 was released in November 2012 with the Android 4.2 Jelly bean OS. Since then there were several other updates that bumped the Nexus 10 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and then to Android 4.4 KitKat. The KitKat build is the latest one that is available for this tablet and there are many users who didn’t manage to install it.
This guide can also work for future Android Updates such as the potential Android 5.0 or whatever name will Google choose for their new OS iteration.
Install a new update for Google Nexus 10 is extremely easy if you’re on stock ROMs. Users with custom ROMs installed on their Nexus 10 tablets will find it hard to flash a brand new Android update, as they won’t get any official notifications and need to use an alternative method such as flashing via ADB or installing a Factory Image instead. More about the custom ROMs and factory images from Google can be found at the end of the post.
How to update Google Nexus 10:
This tutorial works with any Nexus 10 tablet.
In case Google releases a new Android update, then you will most probably receive an alert on your tablet:
- open the Notification panel.
- tap the Google alert.
- read the new Android OS update changelog, size and what new things will add to your tablet.
- the tablet has to use an active wi-fi connection for faster download speeds.
- click the Download button.
- wait for all files to be downloaded, then press Install.
- the Nexus 10 will then reboot and start installing the new Android version automatically.
- when the process is complete the tablet will reboot and you’re done.
Unlock the home screen and start testing all the features and functions added by the update.
In case you missed the notification or it didn’t appear at all, then you can check for new Nexus 10 updates yourself.
- open Settings.
- go to About Device.
- open System Updates.
- press on the ‘Check Now’ button.
- if there are any new files, then you can simply download and install the Android Update just like you did in the first tutorial above.
In case the update is unavailable or you’re told that the device is up-to-date, but you know for sure that the OS version installed is not the latest, then you can only wait until the files reach your region.
If you are running a custom ROM on your Nexus 10 tablet or you’re still stock 100%, but you want to update and you know that Google has released the Android Factory Images, then you visit the links below.
NOTE: installing a factory image on your device will wipe the Nexus 10 clean and no file will survive in the process. So, make sure to backup data files before using the Factory Image to update.
If you want to learn how to install a Factory Image on your Nexus 10 tablet, then you should follow the info listed here.
- note that the guide listed is also one that teaches you how to unbrick the device, as it is basically the same process, you will lose all data either way.
Download the Android Factory Images for Google Nexus 10 “mantaray” from here.