Root and Update Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat KOT49H Official Update – How to

Rafia Shaikh
Posted Dec 15, 2013
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The Nexus 10 has just received the KitKat 4.4.2 update officially. You might have already got the OTA update, however, if you choose to manually update Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.2 KOT49H follow this guide. This guide will help you to root and update Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.2 KOT49H official OS update.root and Update Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.2 kot49h

Prerequisites to root and update Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat KOT49H:

  • Create a backup of all important data in your Nexus device.
  • Download and install USB drivers for Google Nexus in your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • If you are going to root, make sure to have a custom recovery tool like CWM.
  • Ensure that your Nexus 10 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to root and update Nexus 10 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat KOT49H:

Required files: download file for Android 4.4 KRT16S users: download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H; for Android 4.4.1 KOT49E users: download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H

  • Connect your Nexus 10 with PC and copy the downloaded firmware file on the device’s memory.
  • Power off and reboot your Nexus 10 in Bootloader mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons. You will see the Fastboot menu and START on the top.
  • Following onscreen instructions, press Volume Up button several times until you see Recoveryuse Power key to select it.
  • You will see

    an exclamation mark now; hold Volume Up and Power buttons again and you will be in the Recovery Mode menu.

  • Select the downloaded update file now and start the installation.
  • Once done, go back and reboot your Nexus 10. First reboot takes a while so be patient.

Ta da! Have fun with the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat update!

How to Root and update Nexus 10 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat:

Required: root files according to the OS – Android 4.4 KRT16S users: download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H; Android 4.4.1 KOT49E users: Android 4.4.2 KOT49H.

  • Connect your Nexus 10 to your PC using USB cable. Copy the downloaded file on your device’s memory.
  • Disconnect and power off your Nexus 10.
  • Boot in to recovery: use Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously until you see the Fasboot screen. As before, use the Volume keys to highlight Recovery Mode and select it.
  • Following onscreen instructions, press Volume Up button several times until you see Recoveryuse Power key to select it.
  • In CWM recovery mode, select Install zip from sdcard and choose zip from sdcard. Locate the downloaded root file and start the rooting process.
  • After the rooting is donw, go to +++++Go Back and reboot Nexus 10 by selecting reboot system now from the Recovery Menu.
  • Your Nexus 10 will boot now; first boot takes about a few minutes.

Congrats! Your Nexus 10 is now rooted on the official Android 4.4.2 KOT49H updated. Verify from Settings About Phone.

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