Google rolling out Android 4.4.4 OTA update to Nexus 5, releases factory images and binaries (Update)


  • Joseph Cacoilo

    4.4.4 … rolls off the tongue

  • Cannabis Highway

    towelroot didn’t work on my Rogers Note 3. I also read on a few other forums that others from Rogers failed with their attempts with the Note 3. I’d love an easy way to delete all of Rogers bloat ware. I hope geohot can work on a Canadian version.

    • Christopher Côté

      Because its Rogers….;-)

    • awhite2600

      I had hopes that towelroot would work on the Rogers Note 3. It seemed like such an easy and promising way to root my phone. Does anyone know of an easy root for this device? Preferably something that won’t trip Knox. I’m not looking to load custom roms. I just want to root to kill the bloatware.

    • Joseph

      I used Odin 3.0.1 with hlte n900 and it didn’t trip Knox

  • Nathaniel James

    Hope this fixes the battery drain issue with the Nexus 5.

    • Christopher Côté

      I hope too

    • Dr Tone

      I hope the battery stays as awesome as it is with 4.4.3 4.4.2 was a complete disaster.

    • MikeOxlong

      You’ve got it wrong, again.

    • Garrett Cooper

      Disagree. 4.4.2 I had drain issues, mainly stemming from snapchat, or apps that use the camera. 4.4.3 seems to remedy that issue. That said, battery life may have decreased a bit, but I haven’t really noticed.

    • MikeOxlong

      Wrong, but that’s OK. Google did release 4.4.4 for the nexus 5 to fix their mistakes in 4.4.3 however, so we both win.

    • Garrett Cooper

      4.4.3 was ok for me. The big issue was 4.4.2. I didn’t realize it at first but my gf uses snapchat a lot. Any app that used the camera (skype was guilty of this too) would keep the camera launched, even after you closed the app. This could leave to a full battery being dead within an hour or 2. The first time it happened I thought my phone was bunk, until I checked online. 4.4.3 fixed that issue, although overall battery life seemed to drop a bit. 4.4.4 has been solid for me thus far.

    • MikeOxlong

      I’ve since moved onto android l. Not going back either so, yeah.

  • Nitin Gaba

    Earlier today there was news that Google had made the full switch from Delvik to ART, this may be a part of the reason. This morning Google updated AOSP and killed off Delvik.

  • Accophox

    4.4.4 fixes an OpenSSL vuln.

  • naviz

    The radio firmware also received an update for the N5.

  • Eduardo

    Impressively enough, it’s already rolling out on the latest cyanogenmod nightlies

  • Frederick Edwards

    Wasn’t so easy this time as the .bat file kept failing, so I installed 4.4.4 via command prompt instead.