Android 4.4.2 (KOT49H) rolling out to Nexus devices, includes bug fixes and security enhancements

Posted on Dec 10 2013 - 2:02am by Abhijeet Mishra

Google isn’t quite done with iterative updates to Android 4.4 KitKat. After pushing out Android 4.4.1 less than a week ago, Google has now released an update for Nexus devices to Android 4.4.2. At 1.69 MB, it’s nowhere near as major as 4.4.1, which brought drastic improvements to the Nexus 5 camera, but then again, an update’s still an update, right?

4.4.2-nexus

Carrying build number KOT49H, the 4.4.2 update is already streaming to all supported Nexus devices (including the Nexus 7 2012, which didn’t receive the 4.4.1 update) in what seems to be a rather quick rollout worldwide. According to Sprint, the update includes a fix for clearing and delivery of the VM indicator (whatever that means), various additional software fixes, and security enhancements – word is that the update fixes the SMS hack that was recently discovered, so it could be the major focus of the update is on the same. As always, more changes should be noticed in the days ahead, though again, at 1.69 MB, chances are there’s nothing much of interest to anyone.

As always, the update will be arriving over the air and take a few days to reach everyone, though impatient souls can always try their luck in the Settings » About phone » System update menu. Those familiar with sideloading updates can find the download links for each device’s OTA below – these can either be sideloaded using ADB on a PC, or installed via a custom recovery, as long as your system files haven’t been changed or deleted.

OTA Download Links

Nexus 4

Nexus 5

2012 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi

2012 Nexus 7 3G

2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi

2013 Nexus 7 LTE

Nexus 10

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Abhijeet holds an avid interest in technology, and when he's not tinkering with this smartphone or covering the latest development in the mobile world (or singing along to classics from Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra), he can be found trying to rest his oft-strained eyes (and failing miserably at it).