Much awaited, bewildering and intriguing Android 4.4 “KitKat” has been rolled out from the Google for the Nexus generation and a plethora of people are searching and hitting on how on update to Android 4.4 KitKat. In this article, we show you how to update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 KitKat with custom firmware AOSP. Google says that official Android 4.4 update for Nexus 7 will appear in your device in coming days, if you like to try before that, then this guide is for you.
Updating to Android KiKat will wriggle up things because of the fact that Google has meshed up a lot of useful features and it’s not a mere normal update of OS. Features like faster multitasking, caller ID, immersive modes, easier file access and data access and centralized messaging have really elevated the Android’s gravity. Thanks to the AOSP custom firmware, Nexus 7, both the first and second generation Tablets can now be easily upgraded to Android KitKat using the custom firmware AOSP and we will tell you in this article how to do this perked up trick.
There are certain pre-requisites to update your Nexus 7 tab to Android KitKat and most prominent of all is to have a custom recovery because AOSP ROM which is a custom release cannot allow the update of OS without the custom recovery. For flashing the firmware, I would strongly recommend ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery because it will make things smooth and easier. Follow the steps below to install Android KitKat on your tablet.
How to Update Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 KitKat
The first step is to Download Android 4.4 AOSP ROM for Nexus 7 and Google Apps on your machine. Then you have to Connect and mount the Nexus 7 USB mass storage on your machine. Simply Copy and paste the zip files of downloaded AOSP ROM and Google Apps and root them in your tablet. Switch off your tablet and disconnect it from the computer.
Now turn on the Nexus 7 into Bootloader Mode by using the volume up, volume down and power keys combination. You can search online on how to turn on Bootloader of tablet if you have some different firmware build. Now you have to select Bootloader option for getting things into recovery mode. Before flashing, you will have to do the following steps in the recovery mode.
i) Wipe data/factory reset
ii) Wipe cache partition
iii) Open “advanced” and perform wipe dalvik cache
iv) Open “mounts and storage” and format system
Now you have to select the zip file of the installed file on the SD card of your tablet. After the completion of installation process (which take a while), select the Reboot System Now option to reboot the tablet into the newly installed ROM.
You have successfully installed the Android 4.4 based AOSP custom ROM on your tablet. You can to go settings and check whether your OS has been revamped or not.