How to install Android 4.4.3 manually on Nexus 4 and Nexus 10

By | June 6, 2014

There is a good news for the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 users. The Android 4.4.3 OTA is available to download. If want to manually Install the latest Android version of your Nexus and you have not so patience, when Google will release On the Air update for your device. Then you have to follow these following steps

First of all will need these things-

  • Micro USB cable
  • Windows PC/Mac/Linux
  • Make sure that if you are using a laptop, it is connected to a power point or at the very least fully charged.
  • You need the Zip file file for the update. The Nexus 4 owner Click here! And the Nexus 10 you are Click here!.

Now you have to follow these Steps

  1. Make sure that the micro USB cable at hand, as well as a PC or Mac, and are running the latest Android 4.4.2 version.And you have to  make sure that you have already downloaded the Android SDK, as well as the Android 4.4.3 update zip file for your respective device and have all of your drivers installed.
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  2. Now you have to Go to the Settings>About Phone>Click on build number seven times until the message “You are now a developer” appears. Exit from “About phone” and scroll down and find the “Developer Options” setting. Click on this and then enable USB debugging.
    Now you have to Connect your tablet with your computer and a warning should pop up with the computers unique RSA number asking if you want to connect to the computer. Click “Always connect to computer” and accept. Then disconnect the USB cable from the computer. Now turn off your device.
  3. Now Go back to the computer and unzip the Android SDK that you should have already installed
  4. Find the zip file containing the Android 4.4.3 update and rename it to something easy like “Kitkat”. Then move the file to the Android SDK in the folder titled “Platform tools”.
  5. Now you have -Return to your tablet and power it back on by holding Power and Volume down buttons at the same time (for the Nexus 10, hold down the Power and volume up and down buttons simultaneously). You will now be faced with the fastboot mode.
  6. Click the volume up button until you see the words “Recovery mode”.  now you have to Press the power button to accept. It will show the Google logo and then you will be greeted by an Android with an exclamation mark and the words “no command written”. Use the micro USB to connect to your computer.
  7. Hold the Home power button down first, then quickly hold the volume up button while still holding down the power button. You will then see this:
  8. Now Use the volume down button to go down to “apply update from ADB” and hit the power button to accept. You will then see this:
  9. Now return to your computer for the final steps. Open the folder containing the Android SDK and open the “platform-tools” folder. If you are using the Windows Vista/7/8 OS, then hold shift and then right click on any empty space. You’ll see the option “Open command window here”. If you’re using Linux or OSX or Windows XP open a command prompt and then navigate to “platform-tools
  10.  Now You have gone to the command window type the following command “adb sideload Android KitKat”, without the quotation marks and substituting Android KitKat for whatever you named the zip file containing Android 4.4 for your device. Edit: Remember to add the extension “.zip” to the end of the file name for the zip file.
  11. If you have done everything correctly by executing right steps, then you can now sit back and watch your device to install the update itself, if not head to the troubleshooting section to see some of the problems you could be facing.
  12. One the update has been installed, you will  observe the counter hit 100% and you can now boot up your device.