Android 4.4 KitKat Update

As Google released the Nexus 5 smartphone packed with Android 4.4 update codenamed ‘KitKat. People who have other Nexus family devices such as Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 7 and 10 are anxiously waiting for the on-the-air (OTA) update. The KitKat OS brings better task automation, sensors support, improved performance for devices with low RAM and robust built-in camera/gallery application. Google said that the Android 4.4 update will be shipped soon for Nexus flagship devices. So, here is some information you should know before you proceed with KitKat OTA update for your device.


Some Things To Consider Before You Upgrade To Android 4.4

  • Double check whether your device is fully charged because if the power goes down during update, your device may get bricked.
  • Make an entire backup of your smartphone data to your PC’s hard drive. This includes contacts, game saves, images/videos and so on. If you don’t have a computer available nearby, you can use Google Drive or Dropbox cloud storage to upload your data.

  • Make sure you leave enough space (minimum 3 GB) in your Phone/Device so it can download/read update files.

  • Stable WiFi connection with internet is required for Android OTA update.

  • To start the update, open Settings, swipe to the bottom of menu list, click About Device and then Software Update.
  • Do not press Volume UP/Down for power button during the updating process, doing so may cause faulty behaviour.

  • If you notice any glitches or anything unusual after the update, try doing the factory reset on phone. If problem still persists , try to search on forums for solution or wait for the next bug fix update.


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