Nexus 7 2012 Receiving Android 4.4.2 KOT49H OTA Update

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The Android 4.4.2 KOT49H OTA update is now rolling out for the Nexus 7 2012 tablets. Because the Nexus 7 2012 wasn’t updated to Android 4.4.1 earlier this week, the tablet jumps directly to Android 4.4.2 from Android 4.4.

The even better news is that the Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update for Nexus 7 2012 is being pushed to both the WiFi-only and WiFi+3G variants of the tablet. As usual, we are talking about a staged roll out, therefore you might not be able to perform the Nexus 7 2012 Android 4.4.2 OTA update right away. In case you didn’t receive the system update notification yet, you might have a chance by getting it after performing a manual check. In order to do so you must head to Settings > About tablet > System updates > Check now.

If you don’t want to wait until the Android 4.4.2 KOT49H is made available for your Nexus 7 2012, you can download the OTA zip file from this article then manually push it to your device using either adb sideload or by flashing it from a custom recovery like TWRP.

It’s also worth mentioning that, if you previously rooted your Nexus 7 2012, you will lose the root access after updating to Android 4.4.2 KOT49H. Fortunately, you can re-root your device by simply flashing the latest Super SU version.

The Android 4.4.2 KOT49H OTA update is sized around 50 MB, so it’s advisable to download it using a stable WiFi connection.

For the time being there’s no official changelog for the KOT49H firmware update, but it was reported that among bug fixes and stability and performance improvements, Google has also addressed the issues that were affecting the clearing and the delivery of the VM indicator.

The Nexus 7 2012 packs a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution, 1 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage, 1.2 MP user-facing camera, non-removable Li-Ion 4325 mAh battery, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, and an Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC with four Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz and ULP GeForce GPU.

Any Nexus 7 2012 owners reading this? Did you guys received the Android 4.4.2 OTA update? Please inform us in the comments section.

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  • sonia

    I receive the update notification. But while it was restarting, I find “error” message on the screen, I think I will try to update it manually.

    • Marious

      I got the same error on my nexus 7 2012, did you updated it manually? did everything went ok?

  • chris

    Yes got it from notifications and it worked fine.

  • akash THAKUR

    I am a nexus 7 2012 user….I have still not received the updates for 4.4.2 kitkat

  • Liew ChowHann

    I used Nexus 2012 and received via OTA and is working well except can’t play movies on MX player. So downloaded Diceplayer and now is working well. Notice battery now last longer. I am from Malaysia.

  • devoncatt

    Neither the 4.41 or the 4.42 has rolled out to my Nexus 7 LTE 2013 model