12-17-2013 07:40 AM
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  1. acejavelin's Avatar
    The roll out of the OTA is not location based, it is based on chance, and we currently in the 1% phase... see this from a Google Engineer:

    Rollouts are conducted in phases. Typically they start at 1% of devices for around 24 - 48 hours; we watch the return rates and resulting device checkins and error reports (if any), and make sure nothing looks wrong before sending it to more. Then typically it goes to 25%, 50%, 100% over the course of a week or two.
    What the percentages mean is that when your device checks in, it has a 1% chance (for example) of being offered the OTA. If it doesn't (randomly) get an offer, it will never get an offer until the next batch.
    IOW, once your device checks in and gets turned down, that's it until the next batch. Mashing on the "check for updates" button just causes your device to check in again, and get automatically turned down again. Think about how that makes your device feel! WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE PHONES?!
    That said, once the new batch does start, hitting that button does give you a new roll of the dice -- but once. Since devices usually only check in for system updates every 24 hours (I think? Certainly on a many-hours basis) this can get you your shot sooner than it would happen on its own.
    So, mash away. Just be patient, and mashing on it more often than once or twice a day isn't going to gain you anything.
    Edit: also, keep in mind that this isn't first-come/first-served. You're not racing other devices to get your slot in the current batch, or something.
    jdbii likes this.
    11-21-2013 09:48 AM
  2. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    I read an excerpt from this elsewhere that only talked about the dangers of "forcing" the OTA. I find the info on how the OTA rolls out (and how your device is selected) far more interesting.

    Stop mashing that "Check for Updates" button, it will only make you sad.
    11-21-2013 09:55 AM
  3. Darkbotic's Avatar
    When someone gets the OTA link, it must be like this:

    http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/google_mako/RandomNumbers.signed-occam-KRT16S-from-JWR66Y.RandomNumbers.zip
    11-21-2013 10:02 AM
  4. keilflex's Avatar
    still nothing here, nex 4 or 7. florida
    11-21-2013 12:02 PM
  5. machtnix's Avatar
    11-21-2013 02:21 PM
  6. itic's Avatar
    So all i have to do is download and open the zip file and its a done deal?
    11-21-2013 02:44 PM
  7. jdbii's Avatar
    So all i have to do is download and open the zip file and its a done deal?
    Yes. It will roboot on its own.
    itic likes this.
    11-21-2013 02:46 PM
  8. itic's Avatar
    Once the download was complete and i tried to open it "cant open file" was displayed..any help
    11-21-2013 03:02 PM
  9. Darkbotic's Avatar
    11-21-2013 03:05 PM
  10. skillllllz's Avatar
    Here is the OTA URL for upgrading to KRT16S from KRT16O:

    http://android.clients.google.com/pa...O.70f3bd40.zip
    11-21-2013 03:31 PM
  11. Reddzilla's Avatar
    Downloaded the zip. Won't run...

    Posted using Nexus 4 via Android Central App
    11-21-2013 04:48 PM
  12. 1210saad's Avatar
    I'm in Canada and I got it yesterday.



    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    11-21-2013 07:42 PM
  13. Tommy Liu's Avatar
    still nothing in Vancouver
    11-21-2013 09:32 PM
  14. charlee08's Avatar
    Even though they say don't do it, I cleared Google Framework and it updated as soon as I clicked on "check for updates".

    Posted via Android Central App
    mohsinkhan35 likes this.
    11-22-2013 01:24 AM
  15. Waterdroid's Avatar
    Even though they say don't do it, I cleared Google Framework and it updated as soon as I clicked on "check for updates".

    Posted via Android Central App
    Good luck having annoyances on your phone until you factory reset it then..

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-22-2013 02:38 AM
  16. mohsinkhan35's Avatar
    You're welcome
    Here in Calgary, still waiting! Hopefully i get it before weekend so i can play around with it haha

    Update: Cleared Google Services Framework and Boom, the update shows up. Now I just have to wait to go home and connect it to WiFi. So far no gloom and doom by clicking clear data on GSF. M still using data, play store is fine. All the other services are running as normal.
    11-22-2013 05:23 AM
  17. mohsinkhan35's Avatar
    I have 5GB data, can i not just force it to download through network, It will be at least 4 hours before I get wifi access. Oh well, till then I will just stare at the screen!
    11-22-2013 05:32 AM
  18. Reddzilla's Avatar
    Good luck having annoyances on your phone until you factory reset it then..

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    I did the same and got 4.4. Same with 4.3. Only things I had to do was readd my Google account. Turn location back on. Never factory reset when I got 4.3 . so it's not that annoying

    Posted using Nexus 4 via Android Central App
    11-22-2013 06:29 AM
  19. Reddzilla's Avatar
    Even though they say don't do it, I cleared Google Framework and it updated as soon as I clicked on "check for updates".

    Posted via Android Central App
    Same lol. First it said no updates. Then I clear the frame work, hit update again and now I'm on 4.4

    Posted using Nexus 4 via Android Central App
    11-22-2013 06:31 AM
  20. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    Yes. It will roboot on its own.
    Unzipped and nothing happened. It unzipped and didn't restart.
    11-22-2013 07:57 AM
  21. jdbii's Avatar
    Once the download was complete and i tried to open it "cant open file" was displayed..any help
    Unzipped and nothing happened. It unzipped and didn't restart.
    Possibly I misunderstood or referred to the wrong thing. I thought the zip file @itic was asking about was the 238.9 MB OTA update file shown in post #62 above. After my download completed all I did was accept with one click and the update installed and then rebooted on its own. It took about 5 minutes or less.
    11-22-2013 09:35 AM
  22. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    Unzipped and nothing happened. It unzipped and didn't restart.
    If you download it from the links, you have to install it via ADB and sideloading through recovery. Your phone itself won't know what to do with it.

    (There's probably a link on how to do this on AC somewhere, but it wasn't in their article about the OTA links (HINT HINT admins!), and the one I used is the first that showed up in a Google search.)
    jdbii likes this.
    11-22-2013 09:40 AM
  23. anon(5719825)'s Avatar
    Thanks. Don't think I'll update to KitKat now since I have heard it disables tethering. This is one feature I use often.

    If you download it from the links, you have to install it via ADB and sideloading through recovery. Your phone itself won't know what to do with it.

    (There's probably a link on how to do this on AC somewhere, but it wasn't in their article about the OTA links (HINT HINT admins!), and the one I used is the first that showed up in a Google search.)
    11-22-2013 10:44 AM
  24. itic's Avatar
    Possibly I misunderstood or referred to the wrong thing. I thought the zip file @itic was asking about was the 238.9 MB OTA update file shown in post #62 above. After my download completed all I did was accept with one click and the update installed and then rebooted on its own. It took about 5 minutes or less.
    It was the link furnished in post # 55. Im just going to have to wait...
    11-22-2013 11:01 AM
  25. mohsinkhan35's Avatar
    I'm in Canada and I got it yesterday.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/22/a8e6e6y2.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/22/u4e3apu4.jpg



    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    Hey Saad just a quick couple of questions. Which wallpaper are u using? Do u mind pm'ing it to me? And also what's that little icon on the bottom right side of the screen? Looks like location or maps icon.
    11-22-2013 11:43 AM
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