Not long ago, Google begun the roll out of the Nexus 7 2013 Android 4.4.1 update for the WiFi-only variant of the tablet. The Nexus 7 2013 WiFi received Android 4.4.1 a couple of days after the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the LTE-enabled Nexus 7 2013 got the same firmware update.
As usual, the new software update is being rolled out in stages, therefore not all Nexus 7 2013 WiFi owners will be able to update their tablets right away. In case the system update notification didn’t pop up on your device yet, it’s worth giving a shot and check for it manually. In order to do so you must navigate to Settings > About tablet > Software update and hit the check for updates button.
After you download and install Android 4.4.1 on your Nexus 7 2013 WiFi, the firmware version will be changed from KRT16S to KOT49E.
If you weren’t able to update OTA, you can also force the Android 4.4.1 update to your Nexus 7 2013. In order to do so you must download the KOT49E ZIP file from Google’s server and push it to your device using either adb sideload or a custom recovery like TWRP.
It’s also worth mentioning that updating your Nexus 7 2013 to Android 4.4.1 KOT49E won’t erase anything on your device. Still, it’s recommended to back-up your data anyway. Also, if you previously rooted your Nexus 7 2013 WiFi, hear that the update will un-root your terminal. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to restore root access, as all you need to do is flash the latest version of Super SU.
In case you don’t know how to perform the manual update, you should stick with us because a tutorial that will teach you how to flash Android 4.4.1 on WiFi Nexus 7 2013 will be ready in a few hours.
You probably are aware that the Nexus 7 2013 comes with a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display with 1200 x 1920 resolution, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU at 1.5 GHz, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 5 MP rear-facing camera with full HD video recording support, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, 3,950 mAh battery, and 16/32 GB of internal storage.
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