Android 4.4.4 Update for all Nexus Devices
Last week, Google published an unexpected update for most of the Nexus devices. It’s a small update, so you don’t need to expect any major change. Android 4.4.4 update is focused mainly on correcting a few security issues. According to the Googler Sascha Prüter, the update basically corrects an important security bug related to CVE-2014-0224.
Android 4.4.4 update is available for almost all current Nexus devices, and the respective OTA will eventually reach all of them. However, if you are not among the lucky ones that have already receive the official update; Google has also released the factory images and drivers for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 10, Nexus 4 and both Nexus 7 (2012) models. So, even if you hadn’t received the corresponding OTA, you still can update your Nexus to the last version.
In the image’s page, we can find the binary image files to restore the original factory firmware for most of the Nexus devices. These files can be used to update our devices to the latest android version available as well as to restore the original factory firmware any time we need to do so. In the drivers’ page, we will find the binary hardware support files for the Nexus series.
With these images available, all we have to do is download the .zip file for our Nexus model and flash it with an adb command to get the update ready. If you are not sure how to do it, check the guide about how to use adb sideload with Nexus devices.
However, if you are one of the lucky ones that has already received the OTA but you don’t know how to install it, check here the instructions about how to install OTAs updates.