Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Report – November 14th Edition



Android 5.0 Lollipop Updates Roll Out for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus 10




That's right folks, Android 5.0 Lollipop has finally hit all those lovely Nexus devices out there and there's a good chance that you've already gotten the update to Android 5.0 if you're a Nexus users. If not, we're here to help – at least the best we can. As of writing, factory images for every device aside from the Nexus 4 (no Galaxy Nexus jokes, please) can be found from Google's support page. If you don't know how to flash a factory image and you don't want to lose your save data, then just wait for the OTA to hit your device. Now, if you're happy to wait for the OTA update (and you're not running some custom ROM) then below are all the OTA ZIP files that have been "captured" so far (downloads straight from Google's servers).

Nexus 5 KTU84P to LRX210


Nexus 5 KTU84Q to LRX21o

Nexus 7 (2013) KTU84P to LRX21P

Nexus 7 (2012) KTU84P to LRX21P


Nexus 10 KTU84P to LRX21P

Nexus 9 LRX21L to LRX21Q



HTC One (M8) Users Across Canada Get Eye Experience Update

HTC One M8


The HTC One (M8) across Canada is getting updated to software version 3.43.631.4 on Bell, Rogers and TELUS. If you don't know about the Eye Experience update by now, it'll add a number of new features to your device like the ability to take selfies automatically and a number of other cool, camera tricks. When you get the update, HTC will no doubt explain what's what to you.


T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s Gets Minor OTA Update


The Xperia Z1s might be looking a little long in the tooth with the Xperia Z3 now available, but it's still getting updated and now there's one more bugfix hitting the Xperia Z1s. The new software version is 14.4.B.0.56 and there's a full changelog below:
T-Mobile Free Inflight Texting support
Wi-Fi calling enhancements
Software stability improvements
Camera improvements
Bluetooth improvements

AT&T Brings Improvements to the LG G3




If you're rocking an LG G3 on AT&T, there's a bugfix update that should have hit your device this pas week, if not, head on over to settings to see if you can wake things up. There's not much to get excited about here, but the changelog is below:

"No power on" Fix via Qualcomms patch
GMS (Google Mobile Service) update
Google Security Patches
Stability improvements
Mobile TV 6.0
Skyfire Toolbar removal


Motorola Brings Lollipop to Moto X Pure Edition (2014) and Unlocked Moto G (2014)



At the forefront of all the "where's my Nexus update?" hubbub that occured this past week, was the Moto X and Moto G. A soak test (which is definitely not a final update rollout) was released for the Moto X and things got a little heated. Either way, Motorola has now officially started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Moto X Pure Edition (2014) and unlocked Moto G devices, again of the 2014 variety. We're not sure when the update will hit carrier devices, but hopefully it shouldn't take too long.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Finally Gets Android 4.4.4 on AT&T


While the Galaxy S4 is getting a little old now, it's still more than serviceable and AT&T has shown it some love this week by finally giving it Android 4.4.4 in a recent OTA update. It ain't Lollipop, but Android 4.4.4 is likely the last version of KitKat we're going to see. This update brings with it mostly bugfixes, but it does also add Knox 2.0. The changelog is below.

Android 4.4.4 Update includes:

Miscellaneous improvements, bug fixes and security updates
E911 Call issue fix
Added Knox 2.0

Applications added:

Remote Support
Device Help


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