Updating first generation Google Nexus 10 to Android 4.4 KitKat can be helpful to users. The latest Android 4.4 KitKat is packed full of features promising better Android experience. The latest OS update also provides a better digital assistant (Google Now) and deeper integration. Many sources agree that the 4.4 KitKat update seeks to reduce fragmentation among Android devices.

Nexus 10 Files

To proceed with the update, it is important for users to know the right files to download. If users did not receive the files over the air, they can always sideload it. To check, go to "Settings," select "About Tablet" and choose "System Updates."

The links below offer the files users need to proceed with the rollout properly:

  • KRT16S from JWR66Y
  • KRT16S from KRT16O

To flash their device, users have to work with the "adb sideload" command via adb and Android SDK. They provide instructions on how to sideload. For those who have root and recovery, they have to flash the .zip file via recovery. This should work as many users have noted.

To adb sideload, follow these instructions:

1. Install the newest Android SDK file.

2. Plug the device to the Windows computer and ensure to enable USB debugging.

3. To determine if adb is running, check if the computer recognises the device. Open the command prompt and type: "adb devices."

4. There should be a line indicating the serial number and the device like this: 015d182f9a0aac28 device.

5. Once a label is seen, the device is working just fine.

6. Download the update .zip from Google.

7. Transfer the file to the Platform-Tools folder.

8. Input the following: "adb reboot bootloader"

9. The device will reboot to the bootloader.

10. Press the Volume Down control until "Recovery" option.

11. Select using the Power Button.

12. The device will boot flashing the Android logo plus exclamation mark.

13. To move past this, press Volume Up and Power at the same time.

14. This will prompt stock recovery.

15. Using the Volume Down button go to "apply update from ADB." Use the Power button to select it.

16. Input the following command on the computer: "adb sideload ."

17. After this the device will start updating.

Warning: Update and installation are upon the discretion of the user. We are not responsible for any damages or malfunctioning on the device. Users can do the installation at their own risk.