How to Manually Update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 KitKat

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So you have a Nexus 7 and still running Jelly Bean over it. This post is for all those who want to have a hands on of the Kitkat on their Nexus 7. By this tutorial we can manually update Nexus 7 to the latest android version that is the Kitkat.

I would firstly like to let you know that the tutorial is the easiest and the safest all over the internet but still if you do something wrong while updating your device then I am not responsible for any kind of damage to your Nexus 7 before after or even during the Updation process to Kitkat.


Pre-requisites to Update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 KitKat

Here are a few things that you should know before you start updating your Nexus 7 to Android Kitkat.

  • Your Device should not be rooted to follow this procedure.
  • You should have a battery of more than 80%.
  • you should install the drivers by downloading them from the downloads section in case you dont have them.
  • make sure that you’ve a working data cable.
  • Turn on your USB Debugging by going into settings.
  • Your device must have the build number –  Android 4.3 JSSR15R fro Nexus 7 2013 and Android 4.3 JWR66Y. for Nexus 7 2012.

Downloads requires to Update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 KitKat

here are a few files that are must to be downloaded to continue with the process to update your nexus 7 to the latest version of the android that is Kitkat.

choose any one of the Kitkat files according to the year of the Nexus 7 your bought.

Procedure to Update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 KitKat

Here is a very short and descriptive tutorial on how to Update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 KitKat, which can be eaiely done by following the steps below.

  • Install the android drivers for Nexus 7 after downloading.
  • Now connect your Tablet to your PC.
  • Copy the Kitkat Files corresponding to your Nexus 7 Model according to the Year.
  • Now disconnect and switch off your device.
  • Now press volume up + down + power keys all together to make your Nexus 7 Boot into Bootloader mode.
  • Now you need to go into recovery mode by selecting by power button and navigating by using volume rockers.
  • Now as soon as you see the Exclamation mark(!) host the power and the volume up button to get ito the recovery mode.
  • Now you will see an option to install from SD card.
  • You need to select the file that you copied to the Deviec and install it.
  • Once it ah been installed you are done.
  • Now the device will reboot itself.

Now your device will boot as an android 4.4 device. Also the 1st boot will take a lot of time.

but be patient and ask any questions or queries if you want to ask in the comments section.

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