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  1. jhsrennie

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    I've just flashed the factory image onto my N7 (and N4) using the supplied flash-all.bat script. It all went perfectly, though I'm not sure 4.4 is that big a change on the N7 given that we don't get the new launcher or transparent buttons.
     

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    I'm disappointed that my system folder only has 42 mb free.
     
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    Ouch. That reminds me of the bad old days when I had a Motorola Milestone that was perilously low on system space after an upgrade to 2.2...
     
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    Was wondering this myself. Everywhere I see a rundown of KitKat features, they show a different launcher and interface. Not seeing it here in this update. Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    If you've gotten the Google search update it contains the launcher within it

    You just need to install a separate home apk for the phone to recognize it.

    It will work on 4.1+, no KitKat needed
     
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    What do you mean by 'install a separate home apk?'. Which apk?
     
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    Its the same apk as the link in the post above mine, but it will work on any device running 4.1+ once it updates Google search from the market. No KitKat required.

    In other words, it looks like Google's planning on rolling this out to all devices running jellybean or better.
     
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    Gotcha. Thanks!
     
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    I have a Nexus 7 (2012) stock and have been checking for an update multiple times a day. I have tried the clear data trick with Google services framework to no avail. So I thought I would start a thread to get an idea of how many, if any, received the kitkat update OTA?
     
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    OTA topics merged.;)
     
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    Kinda off topic but I installed the apk on my s2 running 4.1 ---- SWEET ;) Thanks Guy's :)
     
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    I got tired of waiting and flashed the 4.4 factory image on my '12 N7. I updated Google Now and sideloaded the Google Home apk for the "full" Kit Kat experience. I can't say I see much difference between Jelly Bean and Kit Kat on the surface (other than the launcher), but it seems to run very quick and smooth. I can see where it continues to lay groundwork for some larger changes, possibly going into 5.0.

    On a side note, I also sideloaded the Google Home apk on my stock unrooted VZW Note 2, and the launcher runs perfectly. Even running 4.1.2 this is the perfect phone now IMO.
     
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    I am surprised that I have still not received the OTA update.
     
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    I'm surprised no one has the ota yet.
     
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    Thank you. Glad it's not just me. Funny thing is that I have not heard any news about the update. It has only been a week, I guess I have been spoiled by the previous timely updates.
     
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    I have read there is a problem with 4.4 and Google is fixing it. Whether or not it's a 4.4.1 is not relevant. They don't want to send a bad Kitkat to us. I'm trying to be patient, but damn, I thought I'd see Kitkat by now! Google is taking longer and longer to update these days.....
     
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    I guess that I am feeling the same spoiled way. I did get the Nexus 5 to soothe my Android needs. But now I just want the same on my tablet.
     
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    Just got the OTA with bug fix (KRT16S) pushed to mine. It's still 4.4 just the build number changed. The old one was (KRT16O).
     
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    Same here, I already had 4.4 rooted but it updated anyway ( maybe just the bug fix)....
     
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    Did you have to do re-root or anything?
     
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    Just got pinged for the second 4.4 update. Give me a second and I'll manually upload the ota.

    Edit: attached to this post in case people want to flash a simple 2mb zip rather than a factory image. Must already be on KRT16O.
     
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    I was able to take the OTA update (from previous 4.4) with CWM Recovery and rooted. After I had to re-root and reinstall custom recovery.
     

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