Nexus 4 KitKat OTA updates are starting!
238MB update brings users from 4.3 to 4.4
To end a busy day filled with updates in style, the Nexus 4 OTA to KitKat seems to have begun. We've seen several reports of users getting the new KRT16S build pushed to them this evening — which should end a lot of tension for fans.
Seeing the new build lends credence to the opinion that Google didn't push out an OTA until they had the bugs properly squashed. We have to agree. Also worth noting that these reports come from folks who didn't sideload the factory image earlier in the week.
We're digging for the URL so everyone can join in. Once we find it, we'll be sure to post it here.
Update 11/21: You can get the OTA URLs here.
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Why didn't anyone tell me....
my insides are on fire....
I want the KitKat update!!
It ain't as easy as you think optimising an OS for the targeted hardware. Developers and programmers are human you know. Sent from the Android 5.0 Milkshake
Its a developer's device which is tough to brick thus opens a pathway to testing as many custom ROMS as possible. If you want the latest android OS, why not just root it and side load a custom ROM? Sent from the Android 5.0 Milkshake
2 Can I update it with CM10 installed ? If not, how ? Dont want to make backups, restores, wipes, flash, etc anymore. Just a nice version of the new Android without 3r partys apps for the transparency and all that beautiful shit.
Message Store won't be restored by Google or Helium, do to Hangouts being the new Messaging
app in 4.4.
Android System: 19%
Transparent weather clock: 12%
Android OS 3%
[ROM] [4.4 KitKat][KRT16O/S] Flashable stock ROM + Flashable radio .97 + BL + Kernel Posted via Android Central App
So, mash away. Just be patient, and mashing on it more often than once or twice a day isn't going to gain you anything. Edit: also, keep in mind that this isn't first-come/first-served. You're not racing other devices to get your slot in the current batch, or something. -Dan Morrill
Note, I have never flashed any image on this device and was updated to 4.3 before this.
I'm beginning to think I wasted $$$