It finally looks like Android 4.4.1 is starting to rollout to the Google Nexus 10. While the update isn’t that big of a deal for the Nexus 10 as it is the Nexus 5. It’s still an update and we all want to be on the latest version of Android right? If you’re interested in what’s changed in Android 4.4.1, you can check that out here.
For those that aren’t familiar with how these downloads work, we’ve got the link down below along with instructions. Remember that Android Headlines is not responsible for any damage caused to your device while trying to sideload this update.
This update should not erase anything, however I would still backup my data just in case something happens. To sideload the update simply make sure ADB is working and can recognize your device. Which means you need the SDK installed. To check to make sure it can connect to your phone, simply type “adb devices” in a command prompt (inside the sdk/platform-tools folder). If it can find your device you should see a serial number with “device” there. Now if you see “unauthorized” there then you need to look at your device and tap on okay. Then you can run the command again and you should see the device authorized now. Next just “adb reboot bootloader” and once it’s in the bootloader, use the volume and power buttons to go to the recovery and then select “apply update from ADB”. That’s when you’re going to need to put “adb sideload <filename.zip>” into the command prompt. It will then start pushing over the file and reboot. Once it’s rebooted you should be all set to go.
It’s just that easy to get it sideloaded on your device. It’s the same way as the Nexus 5, 4, and 7. Isn’t it nice that it’s so easy to install? If you have a Nexus 10 and are looking to try this out, let us know how it works for you in the comments below.