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    Default Force Update to 4.4

    Does anyone know if the force update trick where you go All App --> Select Google Service Framework--> Hit Force Stop--> Clear Data --> Check for Update works? This method worked for 4.3. I was wonder if it worked the same way for Kit Kat?
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    Default Re: Force Update to 4.4

    Just download the factory images, unzip.
    Download the SDK from Google
    Run CMD, put your phone in bootloader/plug into the pc. drab adb or fastboot into the cmd. Press enter. Drag flash all.bat into CmD press enter.

    Congratulations your phone is out of the box brand new. If you want to backup your apps I suggest using a program like wugz root toolkit first.

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    I just got it this morning.

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    I don't understand tech speak. You need to put it in common english
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    I remember doing that to get 4.3, and it worked back then.

    Not the same case in Kit Kat i assume, since i'v been trying that all day long without success.

    Just be patient, it will arrive shortly

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    Default Re: Force Update to 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by karens1039 View Post
    I don't understand tech speak. You need to put it in common english
    That is common English. The "tech speak" is the names of the files and the commands you need to type into the cmd. Can't phrase it any other way

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    Quote Originally Posted by karens1039 View Post
    I don't understand tech speak. You need to put it in common english
    Just go to the root section and read the guide, it guide you through every steps.
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    It worked for me this morning after I did that.

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    Default Re: Force Update to 4.4

    After you did what? Clear the Google Framework?


    Quote Originally Posted by 1210saad View Post
    It worked for me this morning after I did that.

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    read this and please don't clear the Google service framework
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    Default Re: Force Update to 4.4

    This process just worked for me!

    Get KRT16S Update on your Nexus 4. (Wifi download till 23rd November 2013)

    1. Go to Settings -> Apps -> All

    2. Find Google Services Framework.

    3. Tap on Force Stop.

    4. Select Clear Data.

    5. Head back to the Nexus 4’s Settings, go to About, and check for a System Update.

    6. If it didn't find update, just repeat everything from 1. (I've got the update on 5th repetition)
    -Stay thirsty my friends.
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    Default Re: Force Update to 4.4

    OTA is out already, download the OTA package and sideload it offline. Clearing Google Services Framework will cause issues to your phone disrupting Google services and push notifications will no longer function fully and correctly.

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    Default Re: Force Update to 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    read this and please don't clear the Google service framework
    I didn't read this post before making mine. Now that I have read that article and my update is in progress, I'll just have to wait and see if clearing the Google Service Framework creates any of the problems mentioned in that article. Keeping my fingers crossed!
    -Stay thirsty my friends.
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    Default Re: Force Update to 4.4

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    read this and please don't clear the Google service framework
    Seriously. Don't clear the framework. If you're that impatient, just download it via the many links posted about and sideload it via ADB. You'll save yourself some heartache down the road.
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    Yeah and that 'trick' you perform will cause problems with most of your Google apps..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    After you did what? Clear the Google Framework?
    Yes after I did it like 4 times. I also rebooted a couple of times and disabled the framework and re enabled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloak.n.dagger View Post
    I didn't read this post before making mine. Now that I have read that article and my update is in progress, I'll just have to wait and see if clearing the Google Service Framework creates any of the problems mentioned in that article. Keeping my fingers crossed!
    As you begin to update your apps go into play and see if play has your N4 listed as a or the device of which all your apps are on. If it isn't then its factory reset time. Thats what i ended up doing since reading that article. It works. Im in Oakland and still dont have the OTA though...
    The "infraction"
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    Default Re: Force Update to 4.4

    So far, no issues. Gmail is coming through. Not sure how to check my device in Google Play, not seeing the option for that.
    -Stay thirsty my friends.
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    I forced the update last night, no problems here.

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    I forced it too. No problems.

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    Default Re: Force Update to 4.4

    Every time an OTA update is released this same argument ALWAYS ensues. Clearing the Google Framework is a tried and true way to force an update. Yes it's risky, but yes it works. I have cleared the Google Framework to get the last 2 updates on my Nexus 4 as well as my Nexus 10. I have never had an issue.... although some people have. Most issues people had are easily cleared up by removing thier Google account and adding it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karens1039 View Post
    I don't understand tech speak. You need to put it in common english

    basically what i did was downloaded the OTA zip renamed as as update.zip booted into stock recovery by keeping volume down and power down then selected recovery select update from zip option choose the zip file . it will take take it time and VOILA!

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