Any Idea on when the Nexus 4 will get Android 4.4 KitKat?

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As the Title says, just wondering when to expect the Android 4.4 update as Koodo has already released the Nexus 5?
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Nobody knows as Google has just stated it will arrive on the Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 in the following weeks. That was last week when the Nexus 5 was released so just keep trying checking for updates by going to settings - about phone - system updates and hit check for updates.
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there are some preliminary 4.4 builds on xda-developers for the mako/nexus 4 if you are adventurous...

However, if stability is a concern to you (and I don't see why it shouldnt be :-) then wait for the official Google release...
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I just want to point out that when it comes to Nexus devices, updates are pushed directly from Google. Koodo has nothing to do with updates on Nexus devices.
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Very soon. HTC has confirmed the HTC One Google Play Edition will get it in about 2 weeks; and the Nexus devices will certain get the update before the One.
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May be on 15th November not because HTC claimed it. But because there is a kitkat competition going on through out the world till 15 th of this month so on the final day of competition we will have this update.
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Starting today, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 will be getting a tasty update to Android 4.4, KitKat. No word yet for Nexus 4.
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I already have it :) catch up bro
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It's being done in waves. That means some people will get it before others.
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I just noticed google now has the factory images online, I'm just gonna install that instead of waiting for the ota update.
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A link would be nice.
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https://developers.google.com/android... should work. Just look for the one that says Mako (Nexus 4)
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Ya the factory images have been up for a couple days now. Anyone using them keep in mind that it will erase everything on your phone & put it back to a factory fresh state. If you don't want to lose everything and just want to update then find the OTA file for the Nexus 4 or any of the Nexus devices set to get 4.4
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Won't the OTA do the reset anyways?
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Nope, OTA is akin to an in place upgrade. It doesn't reset stuff. I'm kinda wishing I'd waited now cause I just flashed the factory image and now the phone's not even reading half the storage. it says I only have 5.67GB storage space. WTF!?!? supposed to be a nexus 4 16GB not a 6!!
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I've seen a few threads about 16GB version phones losing half their storage after flashing.

Here are the steps to fix it:

As dellenrules mentioned in post #48 there appears to be an easier way to fix the problem:

-Boot into STOCK RECOVERY (If you are running a custom recovery you must flash to stock)
-Clear cache
-Factory reset

If for some reason that doesn't work, you can try this method:

First, you'll need fastboot.exe on your computer. If this happened to you, you should have fastboot installed If not, see section A of efrant's "back-to-stock" guide.

Next, You'll want the latest occam image. https://developers.google.com/androi....
Finally, boot into the bootloader and run these commands...

Code:
fastboot erase boot
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot erase system
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-mako-makoz10o.img
fastboot reboot-bootloader
fastboot -w update image-occam-jdq39.zip
Enjoy your 16GB again.

Note #1 If you encounter a boot loop after this procedure boot into stock recovery (use volume up and power to open the recovery menu) then wipe cache and factory reset.

Note #2 erikieperikie tested restoring a Nandroid backup after completing this process. The backup applied successfully and they still had 16GB user space. Details here.
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Thanks for the very detailed recovery steps Alnor. Greatly appreciated. I actually got lucky in that I flashed 4.4 and then once all the setup stuff was done I just did a factory reset through android itself. amazingly enough, the simple stuff actually worked this time lol!
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Won't the OTA do the reset anyways?
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Sorry,I have no idea.
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Sorry,I have no idea.

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