After the infinite loop installation scare of going from Android 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 on the LG Nexus 4, I was in fingers-crossed formation when I attempted the upgrade from Android 4.4.3 to 4.4.4 which Google pushed out unexpectedly to the world. This is the OTA update, performed after I was prompted by the Nexus 4 itself. This is an unlocked N4 purchased directly from Google Play running stock as is, unrooted and un-hacked.
TL;DR: the upgrade was smooth and with no problems and it lasted probably under ten minutes end to end. A more elaborate recount of my nano adventure follows…
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 fans, rejoice! One of the benefits that came with the arrival of Touchizified Kit Kat is that you can now store your Google Play All-Access Music subscription to your Note8’s memory card! You can have a lot more storage on the memory card plus you can free up space on your internal 16GB memory for other purposes. It’s bad enough TouchWiz eats up a nice chunk of it out of the box.
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Kit Kat time for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Android tablet! This is my “journal” of the Upgrade from Android 4.2.2 to Android 4.4.2, Kit Kat!
Since this is a big update, I performed it while connected to wall power. The S-Pen was out of its “nest” during the Update (not by design, it just happened to be so).
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CAUTION: if you haven’t yet upgraded your LG Nexus 4 Android phone, you may want to wait to see whether this is a more general problem or not. I was excited to try the OTA upgrade, but it got stuck in the “Installing System Update…” loop. After 30 minutes of infinite loop, I pressed the Power Button until it rebooted. After that, the Update to 4.4.3 completed successfully. Details below…
This is a Google Play purchased phone, running 4.4.2 without any hacks or modifications, unlocked but unrooted, on the T-Mobile network. The update happened on battery, no USB connection.
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