Updating Nexus 7 from 4.1.2 to 4.4.2.

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I have just purchased a Nexus 7 tablet running 4.1.2. Now, what do you think the best way to upgrade from 4.1.2 to 4.4? Is there a better place to download from than another? Should I upgrade to 4.3 before 4.4? Will my device just do the upgrade automatically? Pls advice me upon this, thanks.

Answered By 110 points N/A #148884

Updating Nexus 7 from 4.1.2 to 4.4.2.


Android is one of the most powerful mobile operating system platform that has gained very much popularity all over the world. Google has been still developing this OS and has created the latest version Android 4.4 Kit Kat.

It is a nice Android version. But the problem is, it is still too new and very much buggy. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is an awesome Android version with less bugs and also an advanced Android to run any app. There are thousands of apps that you can run easily on Android Jelly Bean along apps for older versions, also.

As Kit Kat is recently released, wait for its improvement.

My choice goes to not to update your phone as it might give you huge headache.

Or, if you wish to update your phone anyhow, simply follow the following steps:

1. Open your “Apps” or, similarly, “Menu” option.

2. Start “Settings” app.

3. Find out any option similar to “Software Update”.

4. Then, if any update is available, you will be able to update your phone with allowing your phone to install the update.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #342900

Updating Nexus 7 from 4.1.2 to 4.4.2.


The ASUS Google Nexus 7 is a discontinued Wi-Fi tablet with no cellular connectivity support. It was announced to the public on June 2012 and released on July 2012 measuring 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 millimeters and weighing 340 grams. The use of SIM card is not supported.

ASUS Google Nexus 7
ASUS Google Nexus 7

It has LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors at 800 x 1280 pixels screen resolution protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgradable to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Cortex-A9 processor, and ULP GeForce GPU. microSD is not supported.

It runs on 1 GB RAM with internal storage available in 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB capacities. The primary camera supports 1.2 megapixels and 720p video recording. There is no secondary camera. It has 3.5-millimeter jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, NFC, and microUSB 2.0. It doesn’t have FM radio. It has built-in accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors.

It runs on non-removable 16 Wh Li-Ion 4325 mAh battery with talk time up to 10 hours. It is available in black color. Your device is upgradable to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop which is a lot newer than Android 4.4. What I know, updating is done manually in Android devices and the easiest way to do it is via OTA or over-the-air.

To see if your device has an available update, on your device, go to “Settings,” “System,” “Advanced” then “System update.” If an update is available or you get a notification for an update, open it then tap the update action and follow the instructions. Your device must be connected to the internet to do this.

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