The first Android 4.4 OTA update for WiFi Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 was released about a week ago, but Google is now pushing a new update to the said tablets in order to address a few bugs. It’s not uncommon to hear that the first build of a new software version has bugs and KitKat makes no exception.
The bug-fixing Android 4.4 OTA update is already being pushed to the Nexus 7 (2012, 2013) and Nexus 10 users and it changes the devices’ firmware build number from KRT160 to KRT16S. Furthermore, the KRT16S build checks with the one that was reported as rolling out for Nexus 4, which means that Google’s 2012 flagship smartphone will be updated to the new bug-free software version.
According to Android Police the KRT16S update comes to address several APN-related issues and a so-called “stop-ship bug,” which was reportedly the reason why the Nexus 4 update to Android 4.4 was delayed. According to the same publication, “your device may ask you to specify a backup account if you have multiple Google accounts on the device,” after you perform the Android 4.4 KRT16S update
Besides pushing Android 4.4 KRT16S to the three aforementioned tablets, Google also updated the factory images for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2012 WiFi+3G, and Nexus 7 2013 WiFi+LTE and they can all be downloaded from here, along with the ones for WiFi Nexus 7 2012, WiFi Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus 10.
If you haven’t received the KRTS16S update on your WiFi Nexus 7 2012, WiFi Nexus 7 2013, or Nexus 10 tablets yet, you know the drill: head to Settings > About tablet > System Update > Check for Updates. If the update still refuses to pop up after that, you can use the OTA zip files below and push the update to your device yourself:
- Nexus 7 2012 (WiFi)
- Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi)
- Nexus 10
Once again, the same KRT16S is being silently pushed to the Nexus 4, as reports from users claiming to have received it continue to surface on the web. We will keep you posted on the mater as son as more details surface or Google makes releases an official statement.