Google is now offering Android 4.4 KitKat KRT160 factory images for all Nexus 7 slates and the Nexus 4. Their first move this week involved pushing out official Android 4.4 OTA updates for some Nexus devices earlier this week.

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Now the factory images and binary files are available for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2013 in both the WiFi and LTE version and Nexus 7 2012, both WiFi and data. No news for the Nexus 10, but considering the rumored arrival of a Nexus 10 2, they may be saving that factory image for later, maybe after the release of the new slate.

Factory images are those used to restore a device to a 100% stock rate, even if before it was “spoiled” with custom ROMs. If you own a Nexus 7 2012, you can download the needed file from here and if you own a Nexus 7 2013, the download link is here. It’s interesting to note that KitKat hasn’t yet been updated to Android 4.4.1, meaning the bugs are lacking this time. Usually in just a few days after an official release Google corrected some problems through such an update.

  • tpabob

    Still waiting for 4.4 OTA for my 7 (2013)

  • Mark McKeown

    Dumb question but how do I get an x.tar file to execute? I What do I need to open it with.