1. chuckr01's Avatar
    I got the update this afternoon, I guess I'm all secured now, can't see any other changes.
    Is this a good time to wipe cache and start clean? Do the instructions at the beginning of this thread still work the same?
    My internet response on my Nexus 7 has been really slow lately, especially on this forum, is that due to the screwed up interface they just installed that doesn't work well with any of my devices except my home computer? The Nexus 7 was slow before this update.
    What is the best step to take after the update (please don't say a full factory reset, the standard manufacturer response after numerous calls in the past after other issues with these devices).

    Update: I just tried the wipe cache method and the instructions are still correct. The response is still slow on this forum, but at least I took out the trash, I hope.

    I did just notice, the toolbar on the forum in full screen mode on this post isn't screwed up anymore, they must have just fixed it. Cool. It is only fixed if I open new pages on my phone, time to close out the old browser sessions and open them fresh.
    Update - the tool bar isn't fixed on my Note 8 in full screen mode, it was working on my Note 2 in portrait mode this afternoon. Maybe it's only partially fixed.
    1981Dog likes this.
    06-23-2014 08:30 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yes, this would be a good time to wipe the cache. Here is the link: [GUIDE] Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013) Cache Partition Wipe
    06-23-2014 08:56 PM
  3. AliasCBG's Avatar
    Does 4.4.4 allow me to switch from Dalvik to ART on the 1st gen (2012) model? I can do it on my 2013 (2nd gen) model but that feature is missing in the Developer options in the 1st gen with the prior 4.4.3 update.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    06-24-2014 02:57 PM
  4. zedorda's Avatar
    Does 4.4.4 allow me to switch from Dalvik to ART on the 1st gen (2012) model? I can do it on my 2013 (2nd gen) model but that feature is missing in the Developer options in the 1st gen with the prior 4.4.3 update.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    There is a hardware issue that blocks our access to ART on the 2012 N7. So no a software update will not allow for ART to be used.
    06-24-2014 09:39 PM
  5. ThreeChordMonte's Avatar
    Does anyone have a link for the OTA? I'd like to update but haven't been prompted and don't wasn't to have to wipe anything.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-24-2014 10:02 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Does anyone have a link for the OTA? I'd like to update but haven't been prompted and don't wasn't to have to wipe anything.
    4.4.4 OTA.zip
    06-25-2014 10:38 AM
  7. ThreeChordMonte's Avatar
    Awesome! Just finished updating. Everything running great.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-25-2014 02:52 PM
  8. msewing's Avatar
    Well, not so good for me. I start the OTA 4.4.4 update. The update is loaded normally (android tummy spinner) and then it reboots. BUT I get a dead android "error". If I reboot manually, I find I still have 4.4.3. (This is a non-rooted machine.) Erased all data, restored from Google backup and waited a day or two and the OTA update came back, but same result. What to do??
    06-25-2014 09:30 PM
  9. LabRat's Avatar
    There is a hardware issue that blocks our access to ART on the 2012 N7. So no a software update will not allow for ART to be used.
    So then that means that this is the last update for the 2012 Nexus 7 since Android L will require ART support. Right?
    06-26-2014 11:34 AM
  10. srfox's Avatar
    I just did the .4 OTA update and all went smooth. I lost root but re-rooted using WugFresh and it too went smooth.
    06-26-2014 12:11 PM
  11. zedorda's Avatar
    So then that means that this is the last update for the 2012 Nexus 7 since Android L will require ART support. Right?
    Unless they modify how ART works on a base level then yes this is the last update for the 2012 model. But don't blame Google it was a lack of foresight on Nvidia's part.
    06-26-2014 12:28 PM
  12. ThreeChordMonte's Avatar
    Well, not so good for me. I start the OTA 4.4.4 update. The update is loaded normally (android tummy spinner) and then it reboots. BUT I get a dead android "error". If I reboot manually, I find I still have 4.4.3. (This is a non-rooted machine.) Erased all data, restored from Google backup and waited a day or two and the OTA update came back, but same result. What to do??
    I had the same issue with 4.4.3. I wiped my Nexus and loaded 4.4.3 from a factory image. Don't know if factory images are out for 4.4.4, but if they are, you could try that.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-26-2014 10:35 PM
  13. riggerman's Avatar
    Really? ART works fine on a custom ROM. Been running it like this for a while now.
    Attached Thumbnails 4.4.4 Update-screenshot_2014-06-28-10-28-48.png   4.4.4 Update-screenshot_2014-06-28-10-28-31.png  
    RumoredNow likes this.
    06-28-2014 10:42 AM
  14. zedorda's Avatar
    After alittle more research I must add to my last post. It was Nvidia's official stoppage of support to our Tegra chip that is blocking Google from implementing ART on the Nexus 7 2012. So privately developed ROM will have to be our source for ART.
    06-29-2014 12:01 PM
  15. Nexus 62's Avatar
    RE Dead Android Error: Same problem for me too with the Nexus 7... The same update is now waiting to download on my nexus 4 as well, so not sure what to do.
    07-01-2014 04:19 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-22-2014, 04:16 PM
  2. System keeps hanging after update
    By babracmmm in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2012)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-04-2014, 09:35 AM
  3. how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?
    By Eric The Duke in forum AT&T Galaxy S III
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-27-2014, 10:40 AM
  4. HTC One (M7): Sense 6 update problems
    By Derbyshirec97 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-24-2014, 04:01 AM
  5. revised phone number pad from June 2014 update
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-23-2014, 09:55 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD
";