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Manually Update Nexus 7 LTE to KitKat 4.4.3 [KTU84L]

Today we’ll tell you about how to update Nexus 7 LTE to KitKat 4.4.3 (KTU84L) manually. Google’s flagship Nexus 7 is the most successful tablet innovation having Adreno 320 graphic unit, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and 7 inches high-res gorilla glass display.

Here you’ll find 2 OTA files, one for the regular users and the other one for the Verizon SIM users. So choose your required file.


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  • Make a proper backup of your Storage, SMS, Call Logs, Contacts, etc
  • Download & Install USB Drivers
  • Enable USB debugging.
  • Install Android SDK on your Nexus 7
  • Your device has Stock 4.4.2 build installed and un-rooted.
  • Your device’s battery should be charged at least about 80% before starting the updating process.

Steps to Update Nexus 7 LTE to KitKat 4.4.3

1:- Download the OTA update packages for normal and Verizon users:

For Verizon SIM users: f0c2187ff1dba772cff3fa7f99f0e6bd38ecb62b.signed-razorg-KTU84L-from-KVT49L.f0c2187f.zip

2:- Now open the folder where you’ve downloaded the OTA zip file. Now launch the command prompt on your PC by going to START-> RUN -> Type cmd and hit enter.

Step No 3: – Boot your Nexus 7 into Recovery Mode and type the following command:

adb reboot recovery

Note: Do not close the command prompt window.

Step No 4: – Your Nexus 7 will be rebooted, and a black warning screen will be displayed with the Android bot in the middle on the screen. Now press the Volume Up + Power buttons together for a few seconds until your screen start flashing. Now release the keys. It may take a while if you are doing this for the first time.

Step No 5: – Your device will now enter the Stock Recovery Mode, with Android system recovery <3e> text on the top of the screen.

Step No 6: – Here’s the time to connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable.

Step No 7: – Scroll using the Volume buttons and highlight apply update from ADB and select it using the Power button.

Step No 8: – Now you’ll need to type this command if you have downloaded the OTA zip file:

adb sideload cac1a204d3770a20fdce28f6ed3418fdd36abd5d.signed-razorg-KTU84L-from-KOT49H.cac1a204.zip

Enter the following command if you have downloaded the Verizon users OTA zip file:

adb sideload f0c2187ff1dba772cff3fa7f99f0e6bd38ecb62b.signed-razorg-KTU84L-from-KVT49L.f0c2187f.zip

9: – You’ll see the transfer progress on the command prompt window.

Step No 10: – Once the process has been successfully finished, choose Reboot System Now using the Power key.

Step No 11: – After rebooting your Nexus 7 LTE, you’ll get the updated KitKat 4.4.3 firmware.

Do let us know in the comments area below that how did you find the updated firmware.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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