Yesterday the factory images for Android 4.4.3 hit the web thanks to the uploads from Google, and today the OTA download links are starting to make their way onto our radar as well. Some devices will have no need for these over the air update downloads, as they have already begun getting their updates proper and “over the air.” For those of you on Nexus devices though there is currently another way for you to load on the latest and greatest when it comes to Android software if you want to potentially bypass the wait. Since these download links listed here are for the official Android 4.4.3 in OTA format you can simply take the download files and sideload them to your device using ADB. If you have never used ADB to load or flash anything before it is recommended that you read up on how to do so, or just wait for the OTA.
For the rest of you brave souls that have already gotten some hands on experience with the ADB interface and how things work when loading things using this particular method, the required download zip files for Nexus devices are listed below. The Nexus devices that currently have OTA updates packaged up and ready in zip file format for your flashing pleasure are the Nexus 5, and the Nexus 7 2013 wifi only model, as well as the HTC One M8 GPe, but we will be updating this as the files are made available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and both models of the Nexus 7 2012 model when they show up, and we’ll also add in the GPe devices as they appear as well. Cheers.
Nexus 5: Android 4.4.3 update to build number KTU84M
Nexus 4: Android 4.4.3 pdate to build number KTU84L
Nexus 10: Android 4.4.3 update to build number KTU84L
Nexus 7 2013(WiFi Only): Android 4.4.3 update to build number KTU84L
Nexus 7 2012(WiFi Only): Android 4.4.3 update to build number KTU84L
Nexus 7 2012(WiFi/3G): Android 4.4.3 update to build number KTU84L
HTC One M8 GPe: Download to Android 4.4.3
If you aren’t too sure how to sideload a software update onto your Nexus device here is a handy little tutorial on how to do so from our own resident brit Tom Dawson.