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#16 tsupersonic

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 14:08

Still waiting on Nexus 7 2013.




#17 Darrian

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 14:54

Sideloaded (Kit-Kat) on my daughters' Nexus 7s.  Watching new boot screen now.  Getting excited.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:51

Went ahead and applied the OTA that was posted over on XDA for my 2013 N7. Works great, no problems, and I didnt think the N7 2013 could get any faster and smoother. Just cannot wait until a KK ROM is posted for my phone. :)

#19 McKay

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:56

Still nothing on my Nexus 10  :(



#20 +TruckWEB

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:00

Sideloaded Kitkat on my Nexus 7 2013, working great so far!!!



#21 tsupersonic

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:24

Still waiting patiently on Nexus 7 2012 & 2013. If I didn't have the Nexus 5, I'd be sideloading on the N7



#22 Jeston

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:40

Still nothing on my Nexus 10  :(


Just side load it like the rest of us.

#23 tsupersonic

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:16

Just side load it like the rest of us.

Let me preface this post with this: I love flashing ROM's and tinkering with Android in general. Just today I updated my AT&T HTC One to a GPE One, and figuring out all the moving pieces was fun for me. You shouldn't have to go through all that hassle to get the latest version of Android. Most consumers will not like doing this or have any idea what that would mean/entail. The whole update system could be handled a lot better at Google. It gets a wag of the finger from me: 

 

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#24 Jeston

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:13

Let me preface this post with this: I love flashing ROM's and tinkering with Android in general. Just today I updated my AT&T HTC One to a GPE One, and figuring out all the moving pieces was fun for me. You shouldn't have to go through all that hassle to get the latest version of Android. Most consumers will not like doing this or have any idea what that would mean/entail. The whole update system could be handled a lot better at Google. It gets a wag of the finger from me: 
 


Yeah, it used to be much easier to manually install updates back when the stock recovery had the option "install update.zip" but that was removed and now people still on the stock recovery are stuck with just the side load option... Although, there are plenty of "toolkits" that give a user access to adb without going through very many hoops.

#25 manroweb

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:13

OTA 4.4 update rolled out to my Nexus 7 (2012), last night.

Since the update it seems alot more fluid navigating through app screens.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 08:28

I've been using completely unofficial version of the KitKat-based CyanogenMod 11 on my original Kindle Fire for the past few days. It's as fast as ICS was on the Fire, and a ton faster than any version of Jelly Bean was. It'll hold me over until I buy a new Nexus 7 early next year.

#27 tsupersonic

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 20:56

Still waiting patiently on Nexus 7 2012 & 2013. If I didn't have the Nexus 5, I'd be sideloading on the N7

I finally got the OTA on my Nexus 7 2013. Took minutes to update and it runs just fine

#28 Jason S.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 20:59

got 4.4 on my Nexus (2012) a week ago, or so. I cant tell what's different or new. I see nothing different except the new icon for the Settings menu.

 

anyone?



#29 chrisj1968

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 21:08

Does this update automatically? say if I turn off my phone, then tomorrow turn it on and it starts the update? does it update similar to say the google chrome browser?



#30 AJerman

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 23:06

Does this update automatically? say if I turn off my phone, then tomorrow turn it on and it starts the update? does it update similar to say the google chrome browser?

Depends on the phone. Nexus? Yes, sort of. It won't be in Play Store like Chrome is, but you'll get a notification saying a new version of Android is ready to install. It'll reboot the phone to install and then boot back into Android when it's done.

 

I just updated my HTC One with 4.4. I already had the N5 launcher, so everything looks and works just like my Nexus 5. It's kind of weird having them both sitting on the desk and saying "Ok, Google" and they both start listening. I think I'm going to start an army or something.





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