OTA update 4.4.4 had been rolled out for the Nexus 5.Google has given it a unique build number –build number KTU84P. This is cross-compatible with Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and the Nexus 7.It had been reported that this new update comes with a lot of security fixes, this includes the recent Discovered OpenSSL bug.
While Google has the binaries and the factory images available on the Google developer’s site, the OTA update is currently public for the Nexus 5 only.
There are a few things you need to know before installing KitKat 4.4.4 on Nexus 5
- Make sure You are running the completely stock firmware version with no alteration
- Backup all your data
- Make sure your Nexus 5 is 80% Charged
- Also, make sure you have Android SDK on your computer by reading our guide
- Make sure it’s a Nexus 5 you have. Android 4.4.4 KTU84P OTA update only works with the Nexus 5, your device may be bricked if another model is used, Kindly check by going to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
How To Download/Install KitKat 4.4.4 For Nexus 5
The first step to download KitKat 4.4.4 KTU84P Update on Nexus 5 :
>There will be Zip OTA file within the download. Copy it into the platform-tools folder.This is located within the Android SDK Root Directory
>Now within the same folder-platform-tools, launched CMD. To launch cmd press Shift and right-click using the mouse. The Command Prompt will be open.
>Turn USB debugging mode on your Nexus 5-Settings>> Developer options >Check debugging mode.
> Connect your Nexus 5 to the PC.
>Within the Command Prompt, type and enter
and reboot bootloader
>Your phone will now in Bootloader mode. Navigate to Recovery Mode by using the volume up and the power button the select
>Wait for the Nexus 5 to boot into recovery mode
>Using the same Volume buttons. Navigate down to “Apply Update From ADB”
>Go back to the Command Prompt and type the following according to the OTA package
adb.exe sideload signed-hammerhead-KTU84P-from-KTU84M.c08cce45.zip
Mac users, use this command
./adb-mac sideload signed-hammerhead-KTU84P-from-KTU84M.c08cce45.zip
./adb sideload signed-hammerhead-KTU84P-from-KTU84M.c08cce45.zip
The update will take a few minutes to complete. After, Click on reboot system now option from the recovery menu
Now you have successfully Installed KitKat 4.4.4 on Nexus 5