The application is now rolling out to the new Nexus 7, but we think that it is unbearable for many. Thankfully, you can install the official firmware by yourself and avoid its waiting time. At this time, we would like to post about our tutorial related to the process how to install it.
Before starting, here are some following files you have to download:
- Download ADB tools
- Get official update Android 4.4 on Nexus 7
Check first that the firmware version has been installed on your Nexus 7 that is JSS15R. To search it, open
settings > About Tablet > Build number
Remember: the KitKat upgrade is only fit for Wi-Fi version of Nexus 7 (codenamed “Razor)
Exact ADB tools and go to folder “adb-tools”. Hold shift key on keyboard and right-click on your mouse in blank area especially in Windows Explorer. Click “Open Command Window Here” from menu context.
Copy the previous downloaded firmware upgrade to “adb-tools” folder and rename it like something simple such as “nexus7-kitkat-ota.zip”
Nexus 7 Preparation
To do the installation, do following steps:
Turn off your nexus device: hold volume down and power button at the same time. Press volume up button to change in “Recovery Mode” highlighted in red. Logo will appear briefly and its stomach open. Hold power and volume up buttons. It will go to recovery menu. Use volume buttons and select “apply update from ADB”. Confirm it by pressing power button. It is ready!
Connect your device to PC using USB cable. Go to command prompt window.
Type the following command in order to install it:
adb sideload nexus7-kitkat-ota.zip (whatever you renamed the file)
It will be copied to your device and installed. It is around 5 minutes. Restart your tablet in recovery menu by using “reboot system now” option.
After rebooting, you will greeted by Android 4.4 KitKat. That’s all. Enjoy it!